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  Monday, Jul. 13, 2020  
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Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new visa rules for international students who study remotely
Vanderbilt University has joined more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges to stop a new federal directive that would force international students to leave the United States if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The institutions filed an amicus brief today in support of a lawsuit brought by Harvard and MIT against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy.
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Graduate career services enhanced for fall 2020
Career support for graduate students is moving from the Graduate School to the Career Center beginning in the fall 2020 semester.
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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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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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Vanderbilt researcher optimizing public transit with Artificial Intelligence
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abhishek Dubey is applying artificial intelligence to address how the essential public transit systems of Nashville and Chattanooga—WeGo Public Transit and CARTA, respectively—can maintain social distancing protocols and proactively plan bus routes and schedules in response to COVID-19.
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Vanderbilt ranks 36th on NAI’s Top 100 list for U.S. patents
Vanderbilt University is ranked 36th in a 2019 U.S. patents report released by the by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
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Play ‘Do You Know VU?’ virtual trivia contest July 23, win prizes
How well do you know VU? Test your knowledge of Vanderbilt University trivia and win prizes in the first virtual Employee Appreciation event on Thursday, July 23.
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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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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.
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Ask an Expert: Why should we continue COVID safety measures?
Dr. David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, discusses why it’s important for everyone on the Vanderbilt campus to continue COVID-19 safety measures.


Take Note

Wireless network security update takes effect July 8

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

Parenting Group virtual meeting set for July 16

Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020

Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program expands to offer free regional bus, train rides

Monthly benefit spotlight: Supplemental life insurance

Take a virtual group Mindful Break with Health Plus

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Memorial Foundation Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Andrew Naclerio–Exceptional properties of 2D materials

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

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

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

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites


Coming Up

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Harvard and MIT sue to stop Trump visa rules for foreign students
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente are quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: A higher court
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: CDC feels pressure from Trump as rift grows over coronavirus response
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
USA Today: U.S. hits 3M coronavirus cases—about a quarter of the world’s total. What number will spark societal changes to slow exponential rise?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Nashville Post: COVID-19—1,605 new cases
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
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