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  Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020  
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Classroom visiting period for faculty is Aug. 10–21 ahead of fall semester start
Faculty may visit the classrooms in which they will teach undergraduate and graduate courses this fall from Monday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 21, as part of their preparation for in-person and hybrid teaching.
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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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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Sarah Igo
As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson Professor of History, director of American Studies in the College of Arts and Science, and faculty head of E. Bronson Ingram College.
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Vanderbilt Magazine: Research network explores promise, limitations of using neuroscience to inform criminal justice
As the combination of neuroscience and law—or “neurolaw” as some call it—has been gaining traction in courtrooms in recent years, Professor of Law Owen Jones and his colleagues have used the burgeoning field to ask deeper questions about the criminal justice system itself.
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Siciliano wins Fay/Frank Seed Grant and Alkermes Pathways Research Award
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Cody Siciliano has been awarded the Fay/Frank Seed Grant from the Brain Research Foundation and the Alkermes Pathways Research Award from the biopharmaceutical company Alkermes. Both awards support early-stage researchers pursuing high-risk, high-impact innovative research so that their work may become competitive for NIH grants and other types of funding in the future.
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MoveVU travels on with $8.4M from TDOT and Vanderbilt
Based on the success of the MoveVU sustainable transportation program launched in 2018, Vanderbilt University has received an additional $8.4 million, funded equally by the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and the university, to scale up its activities.
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Libraries’ Buchanan Fellows adapt with new skills during pandemic
Vanderbilt’s spring 2020 class of Buchanan Library Fellows, who signed on for immersive research experiences, embraced skills they had not expected to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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 tomorrow
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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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

Virtual information sessions will discuss breastfeeding Aug. 5–6

Next Single Parent Group virtual meeting is Aug. 6

Next Parenting Group virtual meeting set for Aug. 12

Faculty webinar: ‘Department of Defense 101’ Aug. 12

HR workshop: ‘The Four Frames of Leadership’ Aug. 18

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

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Michael Kosson–3D print cement

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

Pick-up service now available from all libraries

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

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
· OCT ·
  Save the date: Open Enrollment set for Oct. 17-31


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Vanderbilt in the News
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Vanderbilt administrator applies engineering background to diversity work
William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence and professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, is highlighted. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Ebony McGee, associate professor of education, diversity and STEM education, are quoted.
The New York Times: Should youth come first in coronavirus care?
Larry Churchill, professor of medicine, emeritus, is quoted.
Voice of America: Key takeaways from Trump’s evolving campaign strategy
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Print: Why Amazon, Apple, FB and Google are in the dock. It’s not just about economy
Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, is quoted.
National Geographic: Not all saber-toothed animals were predators, fossils reveal
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences and earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt football’s all-time leading passer Kyle Shurmur returns as volunteer assistant
Former Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur is interviewed.
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