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  Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020  
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Three from Vanderbilt elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Three Vanderbilt faculty members—Nancy Carrasco, Velma McBride Murry and Consuelo Wilkins—have been elected this year to the National Academy of Medicine, the organization announced on Monday.
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Vanderbilt to increase support for graduates’ career success
Vanderbilt is elevating its career engagement resources for students, alumni and employers by making the leader of career advancement and engagement activities a direct report to the provost. The vice provost for career advancement and engagement also will serve as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center.
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Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery names Craig Lindsley as director
Craig Lindsley, the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair and University Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, will become director of Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, effective Dec. 1, 2020.
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Ellis named director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence
Franklin Ellis Jr. has been named director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (OIE), Vice Provost for Academic Advancement and Executive Director of OIE William H. Robinson has announced.
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First Fall Staff Assembly to be held virtually tomorrow
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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Celebrated Harvard economist Raj Chetty to speak on COVID-19 impact today
Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute, Department of Economics and Public Policy Studies Program, in partnership with the nonpartisan Sycamore Institute, are co-hosting a virtual discussion with celebrated economist and Harvard professor Raj Chetty on the economic impact of COVID-19. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will deliver opening remarks beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.
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Neighboring Belmont University to host presidential debate tomorrow
The 2020 presidential debate season will culminate just a few blocks from Vanderbilt, as neighboring Belmont University prepares to host the final debate on Thursday, Oct. 22. VUPS has been communicating closely with Belmont’s campus security team to monitor developments and determine any possible impact to the Vanderbilt community.
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Watch free Nashville Opera production of ‘One Vote Won’
The Vanderbilt community is invited to view “One Vote Won,” a new work by the Nashville Opera. The production tells the story of two real-life figures from Nashville history.
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Open Enrollment is underway; learn more about benefits at upcoming events
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for you to elect the benefits that best meet your needs. All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment from Oct. 19 through Nov. 2 for calendar year 2021 benefits.
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‘Stories of Intersex and Faith’: Vanderbilt to host film screening and discussion Oct. 26
“Stories of Intersex and Faith,” a documentary in which five intersex people offer insight into their extraordinary challenges, will be screened online Oct. 26 with a panel discussion to follow.
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Vanderbilt community invited to attend 14th Annual VPA Symposium Oct. 29
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host a virtual symposium on Thursday, Oct. 29, featuring poster sessions and talks by Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Oak Ridge Associated Universities consortium postdoctoral scholars.
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VandyRide to provide free student shuttle to polling place for early voting
VandyRide will provide a free shuttle to the Green Hills Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 22, and Saturday, Oct. 24, for any student—undergraduate, graduate or professional—who wishes to participate in early voting.
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Re:VU brochures for 2020–21 now available
Re:VU is a concise summary of Vanderbilt’s vital statistics, featuring the most commonly requested facts and figures about the university and reflecting the most recent official published information available. The brochure is used by offices, departments and schools campuswide for a variety of purposes.
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New faculty Savanna Starko: Seeking answers to big questions
Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy Savanna Starko originally intended to become a high school math teacher. But when a battle with thyroid cancer disrupted her first year of college, a professor helped her see how physics might be a better fit.


Take Note

Simplified time entry in Oracle Cloud for employees working holidays, second and third shifts

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

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

Lee to address Vanderbilt Woman’s Club Oct. 22

MPH program sponsors Stata Boot Camp Oct. 23

Work-life integration topic of Women in the Academy talk Oct. 27

Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture features Princeton’s McReynolds Oct. 29

Final days for Go for the Gold; deadline is Oct. 31

Hear business experts and innovators at Owen Forward Nov. 9-13

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Chuchuan Hong–Trapping and manipulating nanoscale objects

Limited Submission Opportunity: TN Arts Commission Arts Project Support and Rural Arts Project Support

Limited Submission Opportunity: TN Arts Commission Arts Access Annual Grant

Proposals sought for IDD-Reads Grant Awards

Employees requested to update demographic information, veteran status in Oracle

Protect yourself from identity theft


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt to host 2020 Second Language Research Forum
· OCT ·
  4th annual Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp
· OCT ·
  ‘Are We Underinvesting in Education?’ topic of Steine Lecture in Economics
· OCT ·
  Interested in federal STEM policy and advocacy? Two virtual seminars offered in October
· NOV ·
  Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Yahoo! Finance: How Vanderbilt is successfully handling ‘the biggest crisis higher education’ has ever faced
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
NPR: Trump announces partnership with CVS, Walgreens for nursing home COVID vaccination
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
CNBC: U.S. is staring down a ‘substantial third wave’ of coronavirus cases. Here are the numbers
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
USA Today: Fact check: Electric vehicles emit fewer emissions and are better for the environment
Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Washington Post: As coronavirus cases rise, red-state governors resist measures to slow the spread, preach ‘personal responsibility’
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Religion News Service: Masks keep churches from being superspreaders. But they make sermons tough
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
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