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  Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020  
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Birch to lead ad hoc Board of Trust Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Longtime NFL executive and Vanderbilt Law School alumnus Adolpho Birch III has been named as chair of a new Board of Trust ad hoc committee that will partner with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion.
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Vanderbilt responds to federal government decision to rescind new visa rules for international students
Vanderbilt University has issued a response to the federal government’s announcement rescinding its immigration directive that would have forced international students to leave the United States if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall.
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VU, VUMC medical experts to host town halls about the medical aspects of COVID-19
Medical experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host two virtual town halls focused on the medical aspects of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18. The town hall for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The town hall for student and families will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.
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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Center for Teaching partners with iDesign
The Center for Teaching has partnered with iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching this fall. Beginning Friday, July 24, faculty will receive access to a hub of resources to support online teaching and course design, a la carte access to instructional design support services and troubleshooting and templates for use within Vanderbilt’s learning management system.
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New interactive resources launched as students gear up for fall semester
Vanderbilt faculty and staff are busy gearing up for residential students to return to campus with a host of new interactive initiatives. Faculty heads of house and the Residential Colleges staff are ready to help undergraduate residential students with several new resources.
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Vanderbilt bioengineer’s trailblazing cancer research receives $1M grant
Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Cynthia Reinhart-King’s trailblazing cancer research will be supported by a three-year, $1 million grant from the prestigious W. M. Keck Foundation.
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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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Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Person You Mean to Be’ Aug. 5
Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Aug. 5 to discuss ‘The Person You Mean to Be,’ which explores causes of inequality and offers tools for recognizing implicit bias.
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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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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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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

Rafat receives Young Investigator Grant from Breast Cancer Alliance

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 AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community


Coming Up

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Vanderbilt in the News
The Guardian: Amazon tells employees to delete TikTok – then walks it back
Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
Associated Press: Trump undercuts health experts — again — in schools debate
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted. The New York Times, CNN and Yahoo! Life shared related stories featuring Dr. Schaffner.
The New York Times: How to reopen schools: what science and other countries teach us
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Bloomberg: There’s no excuse for how much food you’re wasting
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, writes about the importance of implementing solutions for reducing food waste.
NBC News: For some parents, day care feels risky. For others, reopening couldn’t come sooner.
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Associated Press: Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
NBC News: Back to school: What doctors say about children and COVID-19
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
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