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  Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020  
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Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program workshop sessions announced
The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Tracey George and Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan, will host a series of workshops for faculty outlining the ways the new Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program can be used.
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2020 Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 6; award nominations sought
Save the date for the 19th Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture to be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The keynote speaker will be Selwyn M. Vickers, senior vice president for medicine and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama–Birmingham.
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Labor economist T. Aldrich Finegan has died
Thomas Aldrich Finegan, a Vanderbilt University professor of economics, emeritus, and a meticulous empirical scholar of labor economics, has died. He was 91.
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Health insurance premiums for 2021 benefits announced
Monthly health insurance payroll premiums for 2021 benefits are now available. Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Nov 2.
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New discount program helps staff and faculty maximize their savings
The new Vanderbilt University Perks Program gives employees access to over 302,000 local and national discounts, which can add up to more than $4,500 in savings per employee. Exclusive discounts available to staff and faculty include savings at thousands of hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, theme parks, museums and other attractions nationwide.
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Noted children’s author, alumna to discuss ‘Difficult Conversations with Kids’ at next Parenting Group meeting
Vanderbilt alumna and children’s book author Anastasia Higginbotham will lead a discussion titled “Difficult Conversations with Kids” at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group on Thursday, Oct. 8.
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Undergraduate Research Fair to be held virtually Oct. 8; register in advance
The seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The virtual event will feature poster presentations of student research projects representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
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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. 30, will be presented by Audrey Patterson, chef de cuisine at E. Bronson Ingram College, and Justin Netto, executive catering chef at Vanderbilt.
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersecurity and provide education on strategies to keep your information protected. Throughout the month of October, look for articles in MyVU from VUIT with tips for staying safe online.
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Watch: ‘How to be a Champion’
Decades ago, famed sportswriter Grantland Rice, Vanderbilt University Class of 1901, described how to be a champion. Today, student-athletes like Vanderbilt Baseball pitcher Kumar Rocker, Class of 2022, embody the champion spirit.


Take Note

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

Register for ‘Eat Well, Live Well: A Nutrition Webinar’ Sept. 30

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Oct. 1

One Generation Away food distribution event Oct. 3

MPH program sponsors Stata Boot Camp Oct. 9, 16, 23

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Kyle Hawkins–Bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and inside the human body

Limited Submission Opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Moore Inventor Fellows

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

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

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

Celebrate completing Go for the Gold with virtual high fives, win prizes

Programs for Talented Youth announces fall, winter virtual learning opportunities

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
· OCT ·
  4th annual Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp set for Oct. 23
· NOV ·
  Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Barrett’s Record: A Conservative who would push the Supreme Court to the right
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
Prevention: Is it COVID-19 or the flu? Here’s how to tell them apart, according to doctors
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Five things to watch in the first Trump-Biden debate
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
NBC News: America’s racial reckoning is putting a spotlight on Black mental health
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Forbes: As the far-right group ‘Proud Boys’ rallies in Portland—is this what November will look like?
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
CNN: Post-COVID clinics get jump-start from patients with lingering illness
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
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