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  Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020  
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Vanderbilt opens new buildings in West End and Peabody neighborhoods
The opening of Nicholas S. Zeppos College marks a milestone in the transformation of the West End Neighborhood, while a completed renovation on the Peabody College campus strengthens its learning community.
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Wente continues ‘Open Dore on Location’ series, invites faculty to provide fall semester feedback
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has relaunched her Open Dore on Location series, which is being held in a new digital form due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Upcoming sessions will offer faculty a small, open-forum format to discuss their challenges and successes throughout the fall semester.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Sean Seymore
As the new academic year gets underway, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Sean Seymore, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law and faculty head of Warren College.
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Immersion Vanderbilt recommended but not required for Class of 2022; modification made due to constraints of pandemic
Due to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduate students in the Class of 2022 will now have a flexible option for the Immersion Vanderbilt requirement.
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Randall to deliver VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Sept. 10
Alice Randall, a “New York Times” best-selling author and Vanderbilt writer in residence in African American and diaspora studies, will present “A Novel Approach to Building Your Anti-Racism Toolkit and Self-Care in a Time of Reckoning” on Thursday, Sept. 10, at noon. Registration is required for the online event.
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Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold to deliver the Hall Engineering Lecture Sept. 15
Nobel Prize-winning chemical engineer Frances Arnold will deliver Vanderbilt's fall John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Arnold's lecture, “Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life,” will be live streamed, and registration is required.
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Walter, emeritus political scientist who taught public policy, has died
Benjamin Walter, an emeritus political scientist whose teaching and research interests included American government, environmental policy and suburban politics, has died.
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Latest issue of ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available
Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the fifth issue of its biannual “ON THE HILL” report, which summarizes Vanderbilt’s year-to-date activities at the federal, state and local levels of government.
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Registration for seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair now open
The seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8. This year’s event will be virtual, complete with presenters, breakout sessions and a chance to safely and responsibly interact with students, faculty and staff from across campus.
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College Colors Day is Sept. 4
Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 4. Vanderbilt faculty and staff can get a 10 percent discount on most VU merchandise at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt with a university ID.
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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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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
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

Single Parent Group announces fall schedule; next meeting Sept. 3

Warren Center to host ‘Liberating Zoom: Strategies for Better Collaborations’ Sept. 3

Wond’ry hosts Fantasy Football Draft Party featuring IBM’s Watson Sept. 9

Talking to kids about COVID-19 topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 10

‘This is Public Health’ virtual fair set for Sept. 16

Present your idea at Wond’ry’s Innovation Open Mic Sept.16

Research-related IT resources at Vanderbilt info session Sept. 18

Funding opportunity: 2020 Reynolds Foundation Breast Cancer Pilots

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants for fall 2020

Wond’ry launches Innovation Portal

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Ross Koby–Mechanochemistry

Tips for talking about wearing masks, physical distancing

Join Health Plus Fit for Fall Team Challenge

Young Commodores fans invited to join Mr. C’s Kids Club

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


Coming Up

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  Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs
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  Webinar: ‘Federal Funding for Early Career Faculty’ Sept. 22
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  ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshop now available every weekday through Sept. 30
· NOV ·
  Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13


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Vanderbilt in the News
NPR: Vigilante? Militia? Confusion and politics shape how shooting suspect is labeled
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
USA Today: Clinton Foundation works to put naloxone in recovery homes as opioid epidemic is overshadowed by COVID pandemic
Erin Calipari, assistant professor of pharmacology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Shut up and dribble? Hardly. Athletes are leading the movement for change
Candice Storey Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, is quoted.
The Atlantic: All that performative environmentalism adds up
Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Psychology Today: How to tell a convincing lie
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
CNN: One shot of coronavirus vaccine likely won’t be enough
Kelly Moore, adjunct associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
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