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  Friday, July 31, 2020  
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Wente relaunching ‘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 first sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 7.
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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: August workshops, new course development website available from Center for Teaching
For faculty and other instructors looking for teaching ideas for the fall, the Center for Teaching is offering a variety of online workshops in August, as well as a new Online Course Development Resources website.
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Vanderbilt announces PepsiCo as new beverage provider to help reach sustainability goals
Vanderbilt has announced that PepsiCo will serve as its official beverage provider for Campus Dining operations and vending locations. The new partnership addresses the university’s sustainability goals and changing student needs.
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Vanderbilt Divinity School conference to address impact of COVID-19
The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will host “Medical Apartheid Revisited: Pandemic, Politics and Priorities,” an online social justice conference Aug. 5-7, to explore increasing racial and ethnic health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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Faculty webinar: ‘Department of Defense 101’ Aug. 12
Experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will highlight how the Department of Defense funds science and technology research and development. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, and will be broadcast remotely.
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Vanderbilt Admissions office shifts to virtual activities in midst of busy recruitment season
Late spring and early summer are often one of the busiest times for Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 2020 has looked much different, with the office shifting to virtual visits and informational webinars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    
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HR announces new professional development tool, employee perks program
Vanderbilt Human Resources has announced a new professional development tool now available in Oracle Learning and the Employee Perks Program, set to launch this fall as the university continues to add training and resources for employees.
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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.
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Hear Kirkland Hall bell ring in honor of Rep. John Lewis
The bell in Kirkland Hall’s historic clock tower rang 80 times on July 30 in honor of Civil Rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80.


Take Note

Learn about life and work of John Lewis in two titles from Vanderbilt University Press

Institute in Critical Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies holds inaugural virtual symposium Aug. 3–4

Virtual information sessions will discuss breastfeeding Aug. 4–6

Next Single Parent Group virtual meeting is Aug. 6

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

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

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Matthew Gerboth–Heat moves through materials at the nanoscale

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Pick-up service now available from all libraries

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

Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020

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

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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course offered by Osher Center for Integrative Medicine


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
CNBC: The top 50 U.S. colleges that pay off the most in 2020
Vanderbilt is ranked No. 20 on the list.
Vox: Democrats are worried they can’t trust the 2020 state polls. Maybe they should be.
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
ABC News: Are some people already immune to COVID-19?
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Independent (UK): Why have there been fewer premature births in lockdown around the world?
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics and associate professor of health policy, is cited.
CNN: A new DNA study offers insight into the horrific story of the trans-Atlantic slave trade
Jada Benn Torres, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Young people are infecting older family members in shared homes
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
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