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  Monday, July 20, 2020  
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Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for faculty
Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to university faculty.
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Colleagues surprise Vanderbilt Divinity scholar Jack Sasson with special ‘gift’
Emeritus Divinity School professor Jack Sasson was recently surprised with a virtual celebration featuring contributing scholars to a new book honoring his renowned scholarship.
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Watch: VU, VUMC experts discuss medical aspects of COVID-19
Vanderbilt’s world-class medical and public health experts—who are on the front lines of treating the COVID-19 pandemic and searching for a cure—addressed the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, and the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing in a virtual town hall on July 18.
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Get overview of Corporate and Foundation Relations services and resources tomorrow
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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Faculty webinar: ‘COVID-19 federal funding opportunities and guidance’ July 30
Experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will cover the spectrum of available funding opportunities as the federal research enterprise seeks to tackle COVID-19 and its effects. The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, July 30, from 1 to 2 p.m. and will be broadcast remotely.
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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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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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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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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

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: John Slack–Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity

‘Respite Breaks for Family Caregivers’ topic of Zoom discussion July 23

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

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

Wireless network security update

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

There’s never been a more important time to focus on your health—take the first step with Go for the Gold

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Pick-up service now available from all libraries


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
The Guardian: Twitter hack: Accounts of prominent figures, including Biden, Musk, Obama, Gates and Kanye, compromised
Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
ABC News: Can you get COVID-19 twice? What the experts say
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Time to reconsider Native American names, say activists and academics
Gabriel Torres Colón, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Vox: The key lesson from school openings abroad: Contain the virus
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: Video: An infectious disease expert explains the results from Moderna’s latest vaccine trials
Postdoctoral fellow Sanjay Mishra discusses the results from Moderna’s latest vaccine trials.
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