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  Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020  
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Urgent message about the start of classes
As the headlines fill with stories of universities forced to suspend in-person classes after reopening due to outbreaks on campus, we write to reiterate the utmost seriousness with which you—and every member of the Vanderbilt community—must take our public health and safety requirements, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost Susan R. Wente said in an Aug. 19 message to undergraduate students.
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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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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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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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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

Blair Academy now open on Zoom

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

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

Pick-up service now available from all libraries

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Vanderbilt, Nashville commemorate 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
· 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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