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  Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020  
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University launching re-testing program to validate asymptomatic positive tests
Vanderbilt University is launching a new re-testing program for members of its community who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test but are without symptoms. Beginning this week, undergraduate students who are tested in the university’s weekly mandatory testing programs and other community members participating in Vanderbilt’s periodic testing who meet defined criteria will be re-tested to confirm their initial positive test result.
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Vanderbilt urges continued adherence to safety protocols on and off campus amidst uptick in local cases
With public health data indicating COVID-19 positive cases in Nashville have begun trending upward since Oct. 4, it is more important than ever for Vanderbilt community members to abide by university protocols at all times, whether on or off campus. The university remains in Phase II+ of the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan.
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Engineering’s Rowe receives K.C. Potter service award
Chris Rowe, associate dean for external relations at the School of Engineering, has received the 2019-20 K.C. Potter Outstanding Service to Students Award, which is given to a faculty member who provides outstanding service consistently to individual students or student groups through personal advising, development of programs, or improvements to university systems and policies that affect students.
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Center for Teaching strengthens online instructional design expertise
The Center for Teaching has announced two strategic hires: Julaine Fowlin as assistant director for instructional design, and Ransford Pinto as assistant director for graduate programs.
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Final listening session for Graduate School faculty, students tomorrow 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 open to all university staff.
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Human Resources announces update to employee voting policy
Vanderbilt University’s voting policy is being expanded in 2020 to include early voting. Now, during early voting or on Election Day, employees who are registered to vote may be absent from work for a reasonable paid period of time, not to exceed three hours.
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Tell us how COVID-19 is affecting your commute in new survey series
The Division of Administration is conducting a series of surveys designed to gain a better understanding of commuter attitudes and behaviors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey results will inform mobility and transportation efforts on campus and scholarly research at the university.
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Interested in federal STEM policy and advocacy? Two virtual seminars offered in October
Several Vanderbilt offices are partnering to host two virtual events focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy Oct. 19 and 29.
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‘Are We Underinvesting in Education?’ topic of Steine Lecture in Economics Oct. 28
David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California–Berkeley and director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will give the Vanderbilt Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 28, beginning at 4 p.m.
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Employees requested to update demographic information, veteran status in Oracle
Vanderbilt University is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive campus community. In order to measure the university’s progress on diversity and inclusion goals, all employees are encouraged to ensure their demographic information in Oracle accurately reflects their race/ethnicity and veteran status.
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Benefit Spotlight: Behavioral health televideo counseling services now available
Vanderbilt University’s health insurance provider, Aetna, is now offering televideo counseling services. Televideo services give you the opportunity to meet with a behavioral health provider on your schedule.
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Protect yourself from identity theft
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Vanderbilt University Information Technology will be sharing tips for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on protecting your personal information.
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New faculty Maizie Zhou: Unlocking genetic disorders through Big Data
Maizie Zhou, a new assistant professor of biomedical engineering, blends bioinformatics, computational genomics, neuroscience and machine-learning techniques to understand how the brain enables us to behave intelligently and how specific genomic mutations can alter that process.


Take Note

‘Resources and Support for Family Caregivers’ Oct. 14

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

Microsoft changes to some Polycom phones coming Oct. 15

MPH program sponsors Stata Boot Camp Oct. 16, 23

‘The Promotion and Marketing of Oxycontin’ topic of Flexner Deans’ Lecture Oct. 19

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Do I Need a Mentor?’ Oct. 21

‘Pandemic Parenting Check-in’ topic of Parenting Group meeting on Oct. 22

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Nicole Moehring–Crystal structure, how we characterize it, and its impact on the physical properties of a material

Make time for a depression check-up during COVID-19

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

Open Enrollment website and detailed guide now available

Health insurance premiums for 2021 benefits announced

New discount program helps staff and faculty maximize their savings

New feature expands Heard Libraries’ Scan and Deliver service

Young Commodores fans invited to join Mr. C’s Kids Club


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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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Kamala Harris and the ‘double bind’ of racism and sexism
Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
CNBC: 7 common shopping mistakes to avoid on Amazon Prime Day
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing and a Vanderbilt Global Voices Fellow, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Facebook, Twitter brace for possible election-night chaos
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The Conversation: Lessons from embedding with the Michigan militia—5 questions answered about the group allegedly plotting to kidnap a governor
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, writes about the militia group charged with a conspiracy to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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.
Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: The biggest threats to American democracy? White nationalists and politicians who embrace them
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, writes about the political threat of white nationalists and the politicians who support them.
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