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  Friday, Aug. 14, 2020  
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2020 Fall Faculty Assembly to be virtual on Aug. 27
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will share his vision and priorities for the new academic year and present many of the university’s highest honors at the Fall Faculty Assembly—to be held virtually—on Thursday, Aug. 27.
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Board of Trust establishes ad hoc committee to support equity, diversity and inclusion
The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has named the members of an ad hoc committee that will partner with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies and initiatives around equity, diversity and inclusion.
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New Title IX regulations take effect Aug. 14
The U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations that govern colleges’ and universities’ policies and procedures for investigating and adjudicating certain allegations of sexual harassment, which is defined to include sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct, officially take effect today.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Natasha McClure
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 Natasha McClure, assistant professor of nursing and faculty head of North House.
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VUIT to host additional classroom technology training sessions Aug. 17–21
Vanderbilt University Information Technology will host additional informational sessions Aug. 17–21 on the audio/video installations in classrooms and teach faculty how to leverage the technology to facilitate adaptive teaching for the fall semester.
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Webinar: ‘Federal Funding for Early Career Faculty’ Sept. 22
A webinar highlighting federal funding opportunities and strategies for early career faculty is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The webinar will be broadcast remotely.
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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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Managing difficult conversations, manager responsibilities for compliance topics of new HR workshops
Vanderbilt Human Resources is launching two new virtual workshops hosted by Employee Learning and Engagement as the university continues to add training and resources for managers and leaders.
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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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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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Who do you mask up for?
Anchor Down. Step Up. Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19. Share your mask photos with us on social media using #AnchorDownStepUp and tell us: Who do you mask up for?


Take Note

Retirement savings workshop Aug. 17

Music for Seniors virtual presentation Aug. 20

Save the date: Open Enrollment now set for Oct. 19–Nov. 2

HR announces new workshops focusing on remote work, employee engagement

HR announces new professional development tool, employee perks program

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Jenna Dombroski–Progress toward a breast cancer vaccine

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

Vanderbilt launches streamlined process for employee accommodation requests due to COVID-19

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

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


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs
· NOV ·
  Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13


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Vanderbilt in the News
Politico: ‘She may very well hold the key to Biden’s win’
Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
Forbes: Calculating everyday mortality risks
The research of Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management, is cited.
CNN: NIH chief says politically motivated approval of coronavirus vaccine ‘cannot happen’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Four ways to help kids cope with the uncertainty of the new school year
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Diseased chicken for dinner? The USDA is considering it
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece on a proposed rule that would allow poultry plants to process diseased chickens.
Associated Press: Data: Masks appear to be slowing Tennessee hospitalizations
John Graves, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
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