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  Friday, July 24, 2020  
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Wente to relaunch ‘Open Dore on Location’ series, invites faculty to discuss Return to Campus plans
“Open Dore on Location” will be held in a new digital form due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will initially focus on the university’s Return to Campus Plan and addressing faculty questions in a small, open-forum format. The series will begin next week.
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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: iDesign Masterclass Series set for July 27–31
The Center for Teaching has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to provide faculty with additional instructional design support as preparations continue for online and hybrid teaching at Vanderbilt this fall.
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New faculty at Data Science Institute engage in data science for the social good
Tyler Derr, Xin (Maizie) Zhou and Zhongyue (John) Yang, the newest faculty co-hires joining the Data Science Institute this fall, have more in common than an interest in revealing patterns through big data—these new faculty focus on research and innovation that positively impact society.
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Learn about life and work of John Lewis in two titles from Vanderbilt University Press
The late Civil Rights icon John Lewis is featured in two recent publications available from Vanderbilt University Press commemorating the Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement.
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Early empirical study on COVID-related depression and anxiety gives reason for optimism
Vanderbilt Assistant Professor Autumn Kujawa, who studies the development of mood and anxiety disorders, has conducted one of the first longitudinal studies on mental health outcomes from COVID-19 and finds there is high potential for recovery when the pandemic situation improves.
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Read inaugural issue of ‘Vestigo,’ new publication by School of Medicine Basic Sciences
“Vestigo” provides an in-depth view of research happening in the Vanderbilt community, highlights trainee accomplishments and celebrates the success of Basic Sciences faculty. 
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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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Gauge, VUPD’s first K-9 officer, has died
Gauge, the first recruit and longest-serving officer in Vanderbilt University Police Department’s K-9 program, died July 20. He was 14 and a half.
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Star party offers virtual tour of Tennessee sky tonight
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. CT.
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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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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: How can new grads think about employment in an uncertain economy?
David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation and Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry, discusses ways new graduates may think about starting their careers amid the uncertain economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Take Note

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

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

Onboard personal smart devices before return to campus following wireless network security update

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

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

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

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Pick-up service now available from all libraries


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Person You Mean to Be’ Aug. 5
· SEP ·
  Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs


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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: Oxford coronavirus vaccine induces strong immune response, early trial results suggest
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: 10 steps businesses can take to improve diversity and inclusion in the workforce
Maria Triana, professor of management, is quoted.
BBC News: Coronavirus: Why are Americans so angry about masks?
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine, is quoted.
Associated Press: Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is quoted.
Vox: Why masks are (still) politicized in America
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Insider: People high in ‘disgust sensitivity’ may be more likely to support mask-wearing and social distancing
Cindy Kam, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Salon: Premature births have gone down during the pandemic—and doctors are baffled as to why
The research of Stephen Patrick, assistant professor of pediatrics and health policy, is highlighted.
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