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  Friday, Nov. 6, 2020  
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Vanderbilt University physicist honored by Metro Council
Nashville Metro Council has honored Vanderbilt nuclear physicist Joseph Hamilton for his role in the discovery and naming of chemical element 117, known as tennessine on the periodic table of elements.
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Ren’s lab advances SARS-CoV-2 research and prioritizes safety during Research Ramp-up
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Yi Ren and her team have made several discoveries to illuminate the mechanisms of key host-pathogen interactions involving viruses, with implications for gaining a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association announces award winners from 14th annual symposium
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association held its 14th Annual VPA Symposium on Oct. 29. The event featured a keynote seminar, poster sessions, talks and the presentation of awards.
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Provost’s WAVE Council to host listening session on COVID-19 related gender equity concerns
The Provost’s Women’s Advancement and Equity Council will hold a listening session on Friday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. 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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Delta Air Lines EVP and CFO to discuss impact of pandemic on aviation at Owen Forward
Delta Air Lines’ Paul Jacobson will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation as part of Owen Forward. Jacobson will be joined by M. Eric Johnson, Owen dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, for the talk on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
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Register to attend Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase Nov. 11
Registration is open to attend the inaugural Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase, where undergraduate students across the university will present creative works they have completed during their time at Vanderbilt.
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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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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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21st Avenue southbound closed due to VUMC construction work Nov. 7, 14
A partial closure of the southbound lane of 21st Avenue between the entrance to the School of Nursing and the intersection of 21st and Edgehill avenues is schedule for Saturday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 14, starting at approximately 6:30 a.m. each day.


Take Note

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

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

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 12

Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13

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

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

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

Funding opportunity: Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center Pilot and Feasibility Funding Program 2020-21

Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

Single sign-on enhancements coming to Zoom and Box for spring 2021

Use Oracle Help Desk to manage service requests

Exam care packages will benefit Doctors Without Borders

Caregiving resources available through Vanderbilt Child and Family Center

Hold the Stuffing returns; celebrate good health this holiday season

Tips for enjoying the holidays virtually


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Hear business experts and innovators at Owen Forward Nov. 9-13
· NOV ·
  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
Bloomberg: Big Tech draws record revenue, harsh criticism with election ads
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Vox: Why every state should adopt a mask mandate, in 4 charts
The research of John Graves, associate professor of health policy, Melissa McPheeters, research professor of health policy, and Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy, is cited.
USA Today: All states prohibit ‘militia extremists’ and paramilitary activities. So why aren’t they stopped?
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Oregon votes to decriminalize all drugs, allow psilocybin for mental health treatment
Robert Mikos, professor of law, is quoted.
TODAY: Is it safe to blow out birthday candles? Here’s what experts say
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Women’s Health: 6 best tips to cope with 2020 election stress, according to mental health experts
Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
CNBC: France, Germany and England impose new lockdowns as pandemic fatigue seeps in across Europe and COVID cases soar
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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