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  Friday, Oct. 30, 2020  
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Beware: Widespread phishing campaign currently targeting Vanderbilt University
A widespread phishing campaign is currently targeting Vanderbilt University. It has been confirmed as malicious. The phishing email subject is “Heal Torture AID (Part-Time).” Do not respond to the email or open any links.
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Vanderbilt University urges federal government to withdraw proposed changes to international student visas
Vanderbilt University is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a new proposal that would limit the duration of international student visas to either four or two years, depending on a student’s home country or country of birth.
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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Frist Center seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its 2020 call for membership, which allows Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center.
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Haywood, early director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and pioneer in research on developmental disabilities, has died
H. Carl Haywood, professor of psychology, emeritus, and former Kennedy Center director, died Oct. 12 in Nashville. He was 89.
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Peabody College adds online master’s program in leadership for working professionals
Classes in the Master’s in Leading Organizations program are tailored to apply each student’s work experience and prepare them for leadership in for-profit, nonprofit, government, educational and startup organizations.
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Provost’s WAVE Council to host listening sessions on COVID-19 related gender equity concerns
The Provost’s Women’s Advancement and Equity Council will hold two listening sessions the first week of November for faculty and postdoctoral fellows to discuss gender equity concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Noted economist draws on new data to highlight economic challenges exacerbated by COVID-19
Harvard University economist Raj Chetty shared COVID-19 economic data and his prescription for a successful recovery in a recent lecture hosted by Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute, Department of Economics, Public Policy Studies program and the nonpartisan Sycamore Institute.
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Halloween Fest among the many free events on campus for students this weekend
The Vanderbilt community is gearing up for a host of Halloween-themed events and activities over the next few days. As a reminder, attendees must follow campus protocols when attending these events, including wearing a mask and physically distancing.
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Residential colleges present ’Citizen: An American Lyric’ Sunday
Vanderbilt’s residential colleges will present a live reading of “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine on Sunday, Nov. 1. The reading will feature six Vanderbilt undergraduate students and is part of the faculty-led series, Stories of Race and Identity.
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University issues guidance related to 2020 election activities
Vanderbilt fully supports robust civic engagement by its students, faculty and staff, and as Election Day approaches, encourages all eligible members of the university community to exercise their right to vote. Vanderbilt is making a number of resources available to assist the community in participating in the democratic process; however, university resources or one’s Vanderbilt affiliation may not be used to support or oppose any candidate for public office.
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4 days left! Open Enrollment ends Monday, Nov. 2
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 by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, for calendar year 2021 benefits.
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Recruiting, onboarding will move into Oracle Cloud in January 2021
Vanderbilt will be migrating its staff recruiting and onboarding activities from Taleo into Oracle Cloud as the 2021 calendar year begins. With this upgrade, hiring managers will be able to recruit new team members and manage new hire onboarding in the same system they are already using to manage their current teams.
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Vanderbilt football hosts Ole Miss Saturday; follow game to win prizes
On Saturday, Oct. 31, Vanderbilt football will host Ole Miss with a 3 p.m. CT kickoff at Vanderbilt Stadium. Earlier this fall, Vanderbilt Athletics announced a number of new fan engagement initiatives for the 2020 season.
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Daylight saving time ends Sunday
Don’t forget to set clocks back one hour before going to bed this Saturday night. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 1.
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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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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Protect yourself from phishing
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt University Information Technology is sharing tips for staying safe and secure online. Since the creation of email, scammers have used phishing attacks to trick victims into revealing sensitive information.
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Washington Insiders: VU alumni in CNN’s Washington Bureau play key roles in network’s political coverage
This election night, Sam Feist, BA’91, will perform one of his more unusual duties as head of CNN’s Washington Bureau. Assuming the results are clear-cut, he will—in consultation with CNN’s statisticians and political scientists—call the winner of the presidential race for the network.


Take Note

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

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

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Nov. 5

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 12

Human Resources announces new career and compensation framework

Open Enrollment: Understanding your pharmaceutical profile and selecting a health plan

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

Watch free Nashville Opera production of ‘One Vote Won’

7 ways to cope better with election stress

Employees requested to update demographic information, veteran status in Oracle

Re:VU brochures for 2020–21 now available

Caregiving resources available through Vanderbilt Child and Family Center

Study to investigate effects of nuts on diet

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Two-week Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp is Nov. 2–5, 9–12
· NOV ·
  Hear business experts and innovators at Owen Forward Nov. 9-13
· NOV ·
  Oracle Cloud to require multifactor authentication beginning Nov. 11
· NOV ·
  Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day
· NOV ·
  Former FBI special agent, cybercrime expert to deliver Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Coronavirus measures will not end when vaccine arrives, experts say
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Business Insider: More Americans are being infected with the coronavirus than at any time during the pandemic, but people are too tired to care
Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Newsweek: With one week until election, Biden’s lead over Trump is 3.5 times higher than Clinton’s was in 2016
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
The Hill: DOJ’s lawsuit against Google is about more than just search engines
Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
Associated Press: QAnon’s ‘Save the Children’ morphs into popular slogan
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, is quoted.
USA Today: Voting is a patriotic duty. If you don’t know these terms, it can be a confusing one.
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, is quoted.
The Tennessean: The TVA’s slower pace toward renewable energy weakens Nashville’s future, report finds
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network, is quoted. Inside Climate News republished the article.
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