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  Monday, Sept. 21, 2020  
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Return to Campus Update for Sept. 21
As the fifth week of classes begins, progress is being made across the university to ensure that students, whether on campus or studying remotely, are building connections and creating meaningful experiences while following campus protocols and guidelines.
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Vanderbilt seeks submissions for newly expanded Graduate School dean and vice provost role by Friday
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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Vanderbilt community celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week
National Postdoc Appreciation Week launches today, Sept. 21, and continues through Friday, Sept. 25. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association, has curated a roster of events in celebration of the Vanderbilt postdoc community.
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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy director to speak Friday
Kelvin Droegemeier, director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a regional webinar on Friday, Sept. 25, co-hosted by Vanderbilt and the University of Tennessee System.
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Webinar: ‘Federal Funding for Early Career Faculty’ tomorrow
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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Register to vote in upcoming elections on National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day 2020 is Tuesday, Sept. 22. Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty are encouraged to register to vote tomorrow using the online TurboVote platform or in person at a voter registration event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium.
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Vanderbilt to offer flu shots for faculty, staff and postdocs through Flula-2-Uza 
Flu vaccinations are strongly encouraged this year in support of the health and safety of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities. There will be three no-cost, convenient options for faculty, staff and postdocs to get a flu vaccine over the next three months. 
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Limited-edition merchandise available in new pop-up store
The Vanderbilt community is answering the call to Anchor Down and Step Up to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These efforts are being commemorated in a collection of limited-edition items now available in a new online store.
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School of Nursing remembrance event set for Sept. 23
Students, faculty and staff from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the need for social justice during the VUSN Social Justice Day of Remembrance on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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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. Several sessions will be offered to accommodate those who may be interested.
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Employee Appreciation: Vandy’s Cookin’ on Sept. 23
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. 23, will be presented by Aaron Dilts, executive chef for Vanderbilt Campus Dining.
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Programs for Talented Youth announces fall, winter virtual learning opportunities
Are you looking for a learning opportunity for an academically advanced student? Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth announces fall and winter virtual learning options for students in grades 3–12.
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First-year student experiences campus life from 11 time zones away
When Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. That’s because she’s experiencing her first year at the university remotely from her home in Indore, India.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Matt Thompson–Improving the reproducibility of soft matter calculations

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

‘Affordable Housing in the Wake of COVID-19’ Sept. 23

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

Law school panel discussion on Tennessee’s anti-protest law set for Sept. 30

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Oct. 1

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

Daily parking on campus begins; waitlist for October opens

WeGo Public Transit announces service changes for fall

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Moore Inventor Fellows

Limited Submission Opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

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

Join Fit for Fall Team Challenge and complete a Go for the Gold wellness action


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Employee Appreciation: Vandy Pops is Sept. 29
· 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
Nashville Business Journal: He’s sailing into the storm
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is interviewed. Nashville Business Journal also published a related Q&A with Diermeier.
The Wall Street Journal: The (gifted) kids are all right
The research of David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, and Camila Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, is highlighted. Lubinski is quoted.
Voice of America: Flu season looms as COVID-19 rages
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Henry Kissinger, politician
The political biography Henry Kissinger and American Power, written by Distinguished Professor of History Thomas Schwartz, is reviewed.
Los Angeles Times: Column: Too many Americans believe a ‘coup’ or ‘force’ may be needed to protect their way of life
The research of Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science and professor of political science, is highlighted. Elizabeth Zechmeister, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of political science, is quoted.
Parade: Quarantine Diaries: How I stopped feeling guilty about ‘me time’ during the pandemic
Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
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