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  Friday, Oct. 9, 2020  
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Diermeier shares research interests with Owen, Arts and Science communities
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discussed his research and scholarship on management, political science, public policy and more during two recent virtual webinars with the Owen Graduate School of Management and College of Arts and Science communities.
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Listening sessions for Graduate School faculty, students launch as search for new leadership position continues
Graduate School faculty and students are invited to share their thoughts at a series of targeted listening sessions this month as the search committee appointed by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente works to find the next dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education.
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First Fall Staff Assembly to be held virtually Oct. 22
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will deliver his first address to Vanderbilt staff during the inaugural Fall Staff Assembly on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will be held virtually and is open to all university staff.
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Vanderbilt Athletics outlines progress made to address and prevent sexual assault and misconduct
Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee has announced several new measures to support Athletics' efforts to address and prevent sexual assault and sexual misconduct, including expanding its partnerships with Project Safe, Title IX and the University Counseling Center and creating a mentorship program that will include alumni and support student development.
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Vanderbilt University Learning Exchange available to students via Brightspace
The Vanderbilt University Learning Exchange is launching a pilot program for a new test repository that includes old exams contributed by current faculty. The exchange seeks to offer current undergraduate students additional tools to improve their mastery of course material and allow them to make more informed decisions when selecting courses.
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Vanderbilt community encouraged to check in on themselves, others
While symptom monitoring and testing are important parts of the university’s “Anchor Down. Step Up.” campaign, the overall well-being of the entire community is paramount. During this time, the university encourages all Commodores to check in not only with themselves, but also other community members.
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VU partners with OneGenAway to provide university neighbors with access to healthy food
Vanderbilt University and OneGenAway, a nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate food deserts, partnered to provide 30,000 pounds of healthy food to families in the Midtown, Edgehill and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods on Oct. 3.
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New students engage with author Dolly Chugh at 14th annual Lawson Lecture
This year’s Lawson Lecture featured Dolly Chugh, author of “The Person You Mean to Be,” the 2020 Commons Reading for first-year and transfer students, and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gesalfi in a fireside chat via webinar.
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Vanderbilt community expands awareness with Disrupting Everyday Bias workshops
The “Disrupting Everyday Bias” workshops for the Vanderbilt community have been extended through December due to strong interest and increased registrations.
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VUPD welcomes new community K-9 officer
The Vanderbilt University Police Department has welcomed its newest member, Levi, a miniature pinscher mix, as the university’s second community K-9 officer. Levi serves as patrol partner to Sgt. Cheryl Bradley, a member of VUPD since 2010.
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Interested in federal STEM policy and advocacy? Two virtual seminars offered in October
Several Vanderbilt offices are partnering to host a pair of virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy Oct. 19 and 29.
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VU paleontologists host National Fossil Day event for kids tomorrow
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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Participate in next week’s Peabody Fall Preview
Thinking about graduate school at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development? Take a deep dive into the Peabody student experience Oct. 13–17 during five days of virtual events.
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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and Día de la Raza Oct. 12
Join Vanderbilt’s celebration recognizing the ongoing existence, contributions and narratives of Latinx and Indigenous peoples in our society on Monday, Oct. 12.
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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Vanderbilt celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month each fall from October to early November. Students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with a series of online and some in-person events.
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Two-week Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp is Nov. 2–5, 9–12
The Vanderbilt Software Carpentries two-week boot camp is scheduled for Nov. 2–5 and 9–12 from 3 to 5 p.m. each day.
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Watch: Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote
Administrators, faculty, coaches and students are encouraging the Vanderbilt community to engage in the democratic process and exercise their right to vote in upcoming elections.


Take Note

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

Present your idea at Wond’ry’s Innovation Open Mic Oct. 14

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

Children and technology: Is your child safe online?

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

New feature expands Heard Libraries’ Scan and Deliver service

New discount program helps staff and faculty maximize their savings

Open Enrollment website and detailed guide now available

Health insurance premiums for 2021 benefits announced

There’s still time to Go for the Gold; earn up to $240 wellness credit

Health Plus Nutrition Corner: Enjoy fall’s flavors


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Learn about 2021 benefit changes at Open Enrollment Benefits Forum
· OCT ·
  Celebrated Harvard economist Raj Chetty to speak on COVID-19 impact
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt to host 2020 Second Language Research Forum
· OCT ·
  4th annual Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp
· NOV ·
  Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day


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USA Today: Now that Trump tested positive for COVID-19, will shoppers be more compliant with mask mandates at stores?
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Debates can be messy, but they also offer kids a chance to learn
John Koch, senior lecturer in communication studies, is quoted.
MarketWatch: An affordable way to make college free
Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘Don’t be afraid of COVID,’ Trump says, undermining public health messages
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Sports Illustrated: The Unrelenting: Most powerful women in sports
Candice Storey Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, is featured.
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