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  Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020  
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$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
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Diermeier, Wente laud faculty for ‘staying strong,’ discuss major new investments in faculty support, hiring
Faculty have been critical to Vanderbilt’s success in creating a robust model of on-campus and remote academic activity this semester, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who also announce major investments to support faculty professional needs and new faculty hiring.
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Four weeks in, faculty are successfully navigating new teaching landscape
Faculty have been working hard to adapt their courses and teaching to this fall’s hybrid learning model. Learn about the adaptive approaches some faculty are taking in their classrooms.
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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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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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Cook, engineering associate dean, emeritus, has died
George E. Cook, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Vanderbilt, died Monday, Sept. 14. He was 82.
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Nashville historical marker honors Vanderbilt leader who was community activist
The Metropolitan Historical Commission is paying tribute to Betty Chiles Nixon, a civil and women’s rights activist who worked at Vanderbilt University for 17 years, with a historical marker placed outside her former home on 18th Avenue South.
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Vanderbilt's celebration of National Postdoc Appreciation Week continues
National Postdoc Appreciation Week 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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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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Employee Appreciation: Vandy’s Cookin’ is 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. 23, will be presented by Aaron Dilts, executive chef for Vanderbilt Campus Dining.
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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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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

Vanderbilt to offer flu shots for faculty, staff and postdocs through Flula-2-Uza 

‘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

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

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

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Daily parking on campus begins; waitlist for October opens

WeGo Public Transit announces service changes for fall


Coming Up

· 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
NBC News: U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpasses 200,000
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Slavery is a part of film history. So why is it so hard to make a good movie about it?
Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh, assistant professor of religious studies, is quoted.
CNBC: From air purifiers to holiday gifts: Experts say these are the products to buy before fall and winter
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing, is quoted.
Newsweek: QAnon linked to at least 44 election candidates in 2020—and some could win
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, is quoted.
National Geographic: Why misinformation about COVID-19’s origins keeps going viral
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
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