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  Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020  
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Eskind Chair to strengthen Vanderbilt research on autism spectrum disorder
Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
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Vanderbilt seeks submissions for newly expanded Graduate School dean and vice provost role by Sept. 25
Faculty interested in a newly expanded leadership position for graduate education at Vanderbilt University are encouraged to submit applications or nominations. The deadline for these submissions is Friday, Sept. 25.
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Roumie to direct Master of Public Health program
Christianne Roumie has been named director of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Master of Public Health program, a two-year interdisciplinary program accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
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VUPS offers safety tips for Vanderbilt community as time change approaches
As fall and the time change approaches, Vanderbilt University Public Safety reminds the Vanderbilt community to remain vigilant, whether traveling across campus or to other areas of Nashville, particularly as it begins to get darker earlier.
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Constitution Day events to focus on women’s fight for voting rights today, tomorrow
Vanderbilt University will honor Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a focus on the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution featuring a conversation with Elaine Weiss, author of “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.” 
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Panel discussion to focus on women of color and civic engagement Friday
The legacies of Ida B. Wells and J. Frankie Pierce and their fight for suffrage for Black women will be the topic of a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 18. The online event will explore how Wells’ and Pierce’s life’s work contributed to the struggle for women’s suffrage and how their legacies inform Black women and civic engagement in our communities today.
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Employee Appreciation: Vandy’s Cookin’ today
Vanderbilt Employee Appreciation invites you to attend a series of Zoom webinars to learn recipes geared toward employees working remotely and preparing food at home. The recipes on Wednesday, Sept. 16, will be presented by Jordan Rogers, executive chef for Vanderbilt Campus Dining.
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50+ Affinity Group brainstorming session set for Sept. 23
Faculty and staff age 50 and older are invited to join a virtual brainstorming session for the new employee 50+ Affinity Group.
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Employee Appreciation: Vandy Pops is Sept. 29
Vandy Pops, an annual event designed to show appreciation for employees, will take place on Zoom as well as in campus offices this year. Please take a moment out of your day on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 3:30 p.m. to share some words of encouragement with your co-workers.
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Ask an Expert: Why is the flu shot especially important this year?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, discusses the importance of getting a flu vaccination this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Take Note

‘My Knowledge’ now available in Oracle Cloud

WeGo Public Transit announces service changes for fall

‘Meaningful Activities for Older Adults’ Sept. 16

‘Third Wave Coffee, Maya Farmers and the Creation of Value’ Sept. 17

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

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Reducing Zoom Fatigue During COVID-19’ Sept. 22

‘Pandemic Parenting Check-in’ topic of Parenting Group meeting on Sept. 24

2020 Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 6; award nominations sought

4th annual Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp set for Oct. 23

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Austin Howes–Optical limiting using materials that change their properties when exposed to external energy sources

Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

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

Daily parking on campus begins; waitlist for October opens

Vanderbilt launches Healthcare Bluebook to help employees save on medical costs


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Webinar: ‘Federal Funding for Early Career Faculty’ Sept. 22
· SEP ·
  ‘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
The Tennessean: Here’s how Tennessee schools ranked in this year’s ‘U.S. News & World Report’ Best Colleges rankings
Vanderbilt’s No. 14 ranking among national universities is mentioned.
Associated Press: Vanderbilt hires Louisiana Tech AD as Dores’ new deputy AD
The appointments of two deputy athletic directors, Tommy McClelland and Kristene Kelly, are highlighted.
The Washington Post: The privacy risks of at-home DNA tests
Ellen Wright-Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: As he fends off more revelations, Trump is running short of time and targets
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
USA Today: Scientists outraged by White House appointees’ meddling with coronavirus information: ‘Outright egregious’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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