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  Monday, July 27, 2020  
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Return to Campus Update for July 27
The new weekly Return to Campus Update will provide the Vanderbilt community with the latest information regarding the fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan.
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Vanderbilt rocketeers win seventh NASA launch national title
The Vanderbilt University rocket team has won an unprecedented seventh NASA Student Launch national title, beating out 45 other university competitors to claim its seventh national title in the past eight years.
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Three from Vanderbilt Peabody College honored for education research
A leading Vanderbilt scholar, her doctoral student and a recent doctoral alumnus have been honored with awards by the American Educational Research Association.
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Vanderbilt, Ohio State are joint founding members of satellite mission to find potentially habitable worlds around nearby stars
Following the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, Vanderbilt astronomer Keivan Stassun leads the next phase of discovery to find atmospheres like our own.
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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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16th annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium set for Aug. 6
The 16th annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. CST. The event is sponsored by Ancora Innovation through Vanderbilt’s partnership with Deerfield Management and will be broadcast remotely.
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Immersion advising hours for students extended; drop-in hours available
The Office of Immersion Resources is extending its hours for virtual advising appointments in response to the challenges created by COVID-19 and to accommodate students in different time zones.
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‘A Data-Driven Approach’ topic of Vision Zero webinar tomorrow
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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HR workshop: ‘The Four Frames of Leadership’ Aug. 18
In this workshop, managers will learn the theory of the “Four Frames of Leadership,” which can help you develop multiple approaches to a situation, go beyond your natural strengths, and aid you in becoming more effective as a worker, manager and leader.
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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: Matthew Gerboth–Heat moves through materials at the nanoscale

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center shares disabilities research in plain language through new podcast series

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers Professional Development in Mindfulness Facilitation course

‘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

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

A Healthier You: ‘Quarantine Fatigue’

Health Plus Nutrition Corner: Simple meals for busy people

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

· JUL ·
  HR announces new workshops focusing on remote work, employee engagement
· 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
The Christian Science Monitor: More parents are home schooling. How that will change public education.
Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Professor of Education, is quoted.
The New York Times: COVID-19 patients no longer need tests to end isolation
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
WebMD: COVID-19 antibodies fade quickly, U.S. study says
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is quoted.
Associated Press: Stone tools suggest earlier human presence in North America
Tom Dillehay, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Scare Tactics: Trump focuses on fear to win
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
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