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  Monday, Oct. 5, 2020  
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Return to Campus Update for Oct. 5
Vanderbilt has had many successes so far this semester, but there are issues to address to ensure the rest of the term continues successfully and that plans for spring, which will be announced shortly, may proceed.
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Vanderbilt School of Nursing earns national HEED award for diversity
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received the 2020 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from “INSIGHT Into Diversity” magazine. The award recognizes schools and universities in health care education that demonstrate outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program workshop session Thursday
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 tomorrow
The 19th annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture will 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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Creativity builds community at Towers and across campus
When Arts and Science student Chandler Quaile first put his mark on Vanderbilt, he did so with a handful of acrylic paint. Quaile and fellow first-year students living in Carmichael Towers this semester came together for a special art night called “Leave your Legacy.”
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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 Thursday; 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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VU paleontologists host National Fossil Day event for kids Oct. 10
Kids and lifelong learners can hear directly from paleontologists about bizarre creatures of the past during a free virtual National Fossil Day event on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. CT. Registration is required.
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Open Enrollment website and detailed guide now available
The Open Enrollment website is now live with the most up-to-date information for your 2021 benefits options. Get to know your options now in preparation for enrolling on My VU Benefits between 8 a.m. Oct. 19 and 11:59 p.m. Nov. 2.
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Support Vanderbilt University in style this fall
To thank you for your gift of $35 or more to Vanderbilt by Oct. 31, the university will send you your choice of a pair of limited-edition socks or a Vanderbilt face mask as a reminder that when we unite for a common purpose, we all conquer and prevail.
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Vanderbilt launches Headspace Challenge for students to encourage mindfulness and meditation
From Oct. 5 to 30, undergraduate, graduate and professional students can join Vanderbilt’s Headspace Challenge, designed to encourage meditation among students in support of their mental health and well-being.
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Children and technology: Is your child safe online?
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Vanderbilt University Information Technology will share tips for staying safe and secure online.
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New faculty Raheleh Filsoofi: A bridge between cultures
Raheleh Filsoofi, a new assistant professor in the Department of Art, draws on her childhood in Iran and the U.S. immigration experience as themes in her work.
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TN voter registration deadline is TODAY
Watch a video of administrators, faculty, coaches and students encouraging the Vanderbilt community to engage in the democratic process and exercise their right to vote in upcoming elections.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Kofi Christie–Desalination process used globally to provide people in need with fresh water

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

Master’s in data science information session set for Oct. 13

‘Resources and Support for Family Caregivers’ Oct. 14

Vanderbilt authors, works highlighted at 2020 Southern Festival of Books

New feature expands Heard Libraries’ Scan and Deliver service

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

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

Health insurance premiums for 2021 benefits announced

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

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

New discount program helps staff and faculty maximize their savings

Programs for Talented Youth announces fall, winter virtual learning opportunities

WeGo Public Transit announces service changes for fall


Coming Up

· 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
Boston Globe: Yes, Biden and Trump are scheduled to debate again. But what will that look like?
John Koch, senior lecturer of communication studies, is quoted.
USA Today: Who are the Proud Boys? Far-right group has concerned experts for years
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer of sociology, is quoted.
Associated Press: High demand for flu shots? Experts hope to avoid ‘twindemic’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: For struggling Tennessee renters, federal bans may only postpone evictions
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, and Paige Marta Skiba, professor of law, are quoted.
Associated Press: Facebook, Twitter flounder in QAnon crackdown
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt debuting football helmet with retro logo, Nashville skyline against LSU
The debut of Vanderbilt’s vintage-logo football helmet is highlighted.
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