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  Friday, July 10, 2020  
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Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief
Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week.
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Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children
The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts’ plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.
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A message to faculty from Provost Wente
In a message to university faculty, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses supporting school and college decision-making as Vanderbilt prepares for the fall semester.
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Faculty webinar: ‘Federal Funding for Health Disparities Research’ July 14
Experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will discuss existing and emerging funding opportunities to conduct research on health disparities. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to noon and will be broadcast remotely.
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Get overview of Corporate and Foundation Relations services and resources July 21
Do you plan to seek corporate and foundation funding, or would you like to learn more about the process? Join the Corporate and Foundation Relations team for an overview of its services and resources, including a high-level review of COVID-19 private grant opportunities, on Tuesday, July 21.
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Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization breaks records in rapid facilitation of COVID-19 related agreements
To keep pace with Vanderbilt researchers developing COVID-19 solutions, the Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization has facilitated three license agreements, 11 patent applications and 43 material transfer agreements in record time.
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Immigration Practice Clinic students support communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
Three Vanderbilt Law School students with the school’s Immigration Practice Clinic assisted in drafting a Nashville Metropolitan Council resolution that supports immigrant communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The resolution was passed by the Metro Council on July 7.
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Online workshop: ‘Managing Your Difficult Conversations’ July 29
Adriana Kipper-Smith, associate director for clinical services at the University Counseling Center, will be the featured presenter for “Managing Your Difficult Conversations.” The online workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, from 9 to 11 a.m.
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HR announces new workshops focusing on remote work, employee engagement
Vanderbilt Human Resources will launch three new virtual workshops hosted by Employee Learning and Engagement this month as the university continues to add training and resources for employees and leaders who are working remotely.
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Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2020 tuition benefit applications, including dependents’ tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist log-in, tutorials and other resources on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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Visit Faculty Q&A page on Return to Campus website
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to visit the Faculty Q&A page, which includes answers to questions asked by faculty at recent Return to Campus town halls. The page continues to be updated regularly.


Take Note

Parenting Group virtual meeting set for July 16

‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshop now available every weekday through Sept. 30

Wireless network security update

Townsend wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Memorial Foundation Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: James McBride–Imaging the next generation of electronics

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Stephanie Pearlman–Diagnosis of infectious diseases in low-resource settings

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

VUPS creates Public Health Ambassa’Dores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

Vanderbilt launches streamlined process for employee accommodation requests due to COVID-19

Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Take a virtual group Mindful Break with Health Plus

Monthly benefit spotlight: Supplemental life insurance


Coming Up

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  Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs


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Vanderbilt in the News
Time: International students in the U.S. could face ‘devastating upheaval’ in wake of ICE guidance for foreign students to leave if schools are online-only
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: How could human nature have become this politicized?
The research of Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is cited.
Voice of America: Amid pandemic, Trump pushes for schools to reopen
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Roundup judge poised to reject novel class for future claims
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life: From ‘master bedroom’ to ‘blacklist’: What will it take to change racist terms in our everyday language?
Gabriel Torres Colón, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Good Housekeeping: Why am I always hungry? 12 reasons why experts say you feel hunger pangs constantly
David Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
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