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  Friday, Aug. 7, 2020  
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Faculty Senate to co-host town hall on new electronic research administration system
The Vanderbilt Faculty Senate and Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan will co-host a virtual town hall on Tuesday, Aug. 11, to discuss the progress of the new Vanderbilt Electronic Research Administration (VERA) system and its implications for university research.
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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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Vanderbilt works to implement new Title IX regulations
Universities across the country, including Vanderbilt, are not only preparing for an unprecedented academic year because of COVID-19, they are also working to implement the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations, which are scheduled to take effect Aug. 14.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Elizabeth Meadows
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 Elizabeth Meadows, associate director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, senior lecturer in English and faculty head of East House.
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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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Alumni brothers pioneer groundbreaking method of cybersecurity
Worst-case scenarios of cyber warfare are motivating Brad and Tim Potteiger, twin brothers and Vanderbilt alumni who are pioneering a new method of cybersecurity known as “moving target defense.”
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Workshop: ‘Real Conversations–Coaching Up Employee Performance’ Aug. 11
Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Cleo Rucker will present an online workshop designed to assist leaders in having real performance conversations with high- and low-performing employees on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
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‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshop now available every weekday through Sept. 30
In this two-hour online instructor-led workshop, participants will learn the skills to disrupt the impact of bias in their interactions, behaviors and decision-making and the various ways unconscious bias can impede the development of a diverse and inclusive work environment. August dates are currently available for registration in Oracle Learning. 
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HR announces new workshops focusing on remote work, employee engagement
Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement continues to host virtual workshops in August that provide training and resources for employees and leaders who are working 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

Blair Children’s Chorus online auditions set for Aug. 8, 10

Next Parenting Group virtual meeting is Aug. 12

Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Michael Kosson–3D print cement

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

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

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 ·
  HR workshop: ‘The Four Frames of Leadership’ Aug. 18
· 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
Associated Press: Experts: Obstacles to charging police in Breonna Taylor case
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
STAT: Novavax just published early data on its coronavirus vaccine, and now the company is gearing up for a massive study
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
USA Today: Novavax becomes fifth COVID-19 vaccine developer to release promising early results
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Variety: Tech giants face growing calls for tougher regulatory treatment
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
Money: From science to security, here’s how to determine which DNA test kit is best for you
Jada Benn Torres, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Forbes: Sturgeon Moon: How, when and where you can watch the majestic rise of August’s low-hanging full moon
Billy Teets, outreach astronomer at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is quoted.
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