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  Wednesday, July 22, 2020  
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Watch: Town hall for faculty discusses classroom safety
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and the Faculty Senate co-hosted a virtual town hall for faculty focused on classroom safety July 20. The discussion covered classroom protocols, student compliance and the notification process for positive COVID-19 cases.
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VU, TDOT awarded U.S. Department of Transportation grant to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence
Vanderbilt University researchers have been tapped to deploy Artificial Intelligence techniques to mitigate the frequency of traffic and accidents along the Interstate 24 Smart Corridor, which stretches from Nashville to Murfreesboro.
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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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Star party offers virtual tour of Tennessee sky this Friday
Join astronomers in six locations across the state as they focus their telescopes on the night sky and highlight some of the astronomical gems above. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory will co-host the virtual star party on Friday, July 24, from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.
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Play ‘Do You Know VU?’ virtual trivia contest tomorrow, 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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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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‘A Data-Driven Approach’ topic of Vision Zero webinar July 28
The third event in Walk Bike Nashville’s Vision Zero Speaker Series will focus on how various U.S. cities use data to shape their Vision Zero planning and implementation. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, from 9 to 10 a.m.
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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

Vanderbilt Career Center launches ‘Picture Your Career,’ a visual thinking workbook for undergraduate students

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

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

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

Wireless network security update

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

Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020

Monthly benefit spotlight: Supplemental life insurance

A Healthier You: ‘Quarantine Fatigue’

Health Plus Nutrition Corner: Simple meals for busy people

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

VUPS creates Public Health AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

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

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
Associated Press: Colleges win immigration battle but fear for U.S. reputation
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Insider: Nearly a third of Florida children taking a coronavirus test are positive—and no one knows why
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Hill: Memo to Mitch: Repeal the Republican tax increase
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, urges Sen. Mitch McConnell to repeal the Republican tax “cut” of 2017, which raised taxes on approximately 10 percent of Americans, in this opinion piece.
Bloomberg: How should colleges reopen? There’s no easy answer
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, is quoted.
The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio State and Vanderbilt receive grant to develop socially assistive robots for older adults
Nilanjan Sarkar, David K. Wilson Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is quoted.
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