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  Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020  
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Vanderbilt University to honor First-Generation Celebration Day with events and community video
Members of the Vanderbilt community will participate in First-Generation Celebration Day, a nationwide event planned for Sunday, Nov. 8, that seeks to honor the motivations and accomplishments of first-generation students and graduates at colleges and universities across the country.
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Nancy Carrasco’s pioneering public health work recognized with National Academy of Medicine election
Nancy Carrasco, the Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics and chair of the department, has received one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
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Velma McBride Murry’s pathbreaking family intervention work recognized with National Academy of Medicine election
Velma McBride Murry, the Lois Autry Betts Chair in Education and Human Development, university professor and professor of health policy, has received one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
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Report highlights Vanderbilt's actions around equity, diversity and inclusion
Vanderbilt University recently released its 2019-20 Report for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion highlighting an array of goals and initiatives currently advancing these core university values and offering a roadmap for the future.
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Federspiel, professor of biostatistics, emeritus, has died
Charles Foster “Chuck” Federspiel, a Vanderbilt University faculty member for 61 years and founding director of the Division of Biostatistics, died Oct. 19. He was 91.
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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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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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OIE and Identity Centers, Center for Student Wellbeing, UCC partner for election week programming
The Office for Inclusive Excellence and Identity Centers are partnering with the University Counseling Center and Center for Student Wellbeing to provide the time and space for students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff to be in community with one another Nov. 2–9.
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Information session for Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health case competition is Nov. 13
The Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem. Join an online information session on Friday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. to learn more.
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Noted medieval historian Patrick Geary to give virtual talk Nov. 18
Patrick J. Geary, emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will present “The Challenges and Dangers of integrating Genomic Data into History” on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
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Former FBI special agent, cybercrime expert to deliver Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture Nov. 19
Retired FBI Special Agent Scott Augenbaum will deliver the School of Engineering’s 2020 Schmidt Family Digital Technologies Lecture, “Cybercrime: How To Prepare So You Don’t Become The Next Victim,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, but registration for the online webinar is required.
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Applications, nominations for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment accepted through Nov. 30
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program, designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are line or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between front line supervisor and director.
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Information sessions for new career and compensation framework announced
Over the next several weeks, Vanderbilt Human Resources will host information sessions outlining details of a new career and compensation framework and answering any questions staff may have.
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Use Oracle Help Desk to manage service requests
The HR Payroll, HR Benefits, HR Records, International Tax, Process and Systems Optimization (Oracle Cloud/SkyVU) and eCRT Teams are now using the Vanderbilt Administrative Support Tickets (VAST) process via Oracle Help Desk to manage requests for user assistance.
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Single sign-on enhancements coming to Zoom and Box for spring 2021
Vanderbilt University Information Technology continuously strives to increase the security posture of Vanderbilt systems while also enhancing accessibility. VUIT is excited to announce upgrades to the Zoom and Box user experience, with updates coming soon.
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Ask an Expert: What is COVID-19’s impact on the homelessness crisis?
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose unique health risks to the homeless population and spur a likely increase in homelessness due to job losses, says Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development.


Take Note

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Nov. 5

Self-care tips for family caregivers to be discussed Nov. 11

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 12

Kids and decision-making topic of Parenting Group meeting Nov. 13

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence’ Nov. 16

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Nidhi Jyotsana–Knowledge of cancer can inform our study of COVID-19

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Conservation, Food and Health Grants

Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

Recruiting, onboarding will move into Oracle Cloud in January 2021

Caregiving resources available through Vanderbilt Child and Family Center

Hold the Stuffing returns; celebrate good health this holiday season

Nutrition Corner: Creating happy holidays

Study to investigate effects of nuts on diet


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Hear business experts and innovators at Owen Forward Nov. 9-13
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  Oracle Cloud to require multifactor authentication beginning Nov. 11
· NOV ·
  Noted medieval historian Patrick Geary to give virtual talk
· NOV ·
  Former FBI special agent, cybercrime expert to deliver Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Times of India: COVID-19 spreads faster, more widely within households than previously estimated: U.S. study
Carlos Grijalva, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Thanksgiving vs. ‘pandemic fatigue.’ Experts warn against letting your guard down against COVID-19 during the holiday
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Gizmodo: Someone’s leaked the COVID-19 hospitalization data that the Trump administration kept under wraps
Melissa McPheeters, research professor of health policy, is quoted.
USA Today: Fact check: Donald Trump Jr.’s claim about flu deaths, data manipulation is false
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Times Higher Education: Lack of tests means emptying U.S. campuses risk new virus spread
Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: A $200 debit card won’t do much for seniors’ drug costs
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
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