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  Wednesday, Aug. 19, 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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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Mumin Kurtulus
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 Mumin Kurtulus, associate professor of operations management and faculty head of Moore College.
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Watch: Women at Vanderbilt share ‘Why I Vote’
As the United States commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, which opened the door for women’s suffrage, female students, faculty, staff and alumnae share their voting memories and reflect on why the right to vote is important to them.
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Vanderbilt historian explores impact of racism, classism on understanding diabetes
Research by Vanderbilt history professor Arleen Tuchman on the cultural history of diabetes offers important lessons for other public health challenges, including COVID-19.
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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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Faculty and staff invited to join inaugural LGBTQI+ Affinity Group
Faculty and staff who identify as LGBTQI+ and their allies are invited to join a virtual launch party and brainstorming session of the new employee LGBTQI+ Affinity Group. The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Aug. 21–22
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Aug. 21–22. Following this update, users will see enhancements to the search bar function.
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Test of AlertVU system scheduled for Sept. 1
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 2:30 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.
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Study Abroad Virtual Fair set for Sept. 2
Join the Global Education Office on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from noon to 3 p.m. CT for a live virtual fair. Connect via Zoom with study abroad program partners, GEO advisers and Vanderbilt campus partners.
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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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Employee Appreciation: Become a Music City Platinum Ambassador
Vanderbilt Employee Appreciation is teaming with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp to offer a series of online training webinars for university employees from Aug. 17 through Sept. 14.
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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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Return to Campus video series launches
A new video series is highlighting Vanderbilt’s Return to Campus Plan and informing members of the campus community what will be different this semester. More videos will be added over the coming weeks.


Take Note

Music for Seniors virtual presentation Aug. 20

Blair Academy now open on Zoom

Blair Academy offers Kindermusik on Zoom

Blair offers senior adult classes through ZOOM

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Guanyu Lu–capturing waste heat to use in optical communication

Limited Submission Opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

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

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

Pick-up service now available from all libraries

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

HR announces new professional development tool, employee perks program

Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020

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

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Vanderbilt, Nashville commemorate 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
· 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
The New York Times: Fearing a ‘twindemic,’ health experts push urgently for flu shots
Kelly Moore, adjunct associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
CNN: Are you immune to COVID-19 for three months after recovering? It’s not clear
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Week: A mania for Mars
David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Trump’s beef gambit is easy pickings for Biden and Harris
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, writes about how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris should address America’s changing relationship with daily meat consumption.
New Haven (Conn.) Independent: Sculptor’s work crosses borders, breaks ground
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, is quoted.
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