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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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VandyHacks VII set for Oct. 2–4
VandyHacks VII: Retro Edition is planned for Oct. 2–4. The annual student-driven hackathon will be held online this year.
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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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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


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  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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