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  Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020  
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Vanderbilt and Nashville undertake bold new renewable energy partnership to address climate change
Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville, Tennessee, have announced a Green Invest partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service—a collaboration that will allow the region to take a bold step forward in expanding availability and access to renewable energy at a critical time in global efforts to address the threat of climate change.
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University salutes character and resilience of Vanderbilt veterans
Vanderbilt University is honoring the service of military veterans and celebrating their unique contributions to campus culture through a series of videos, social media posts, photo exhibitions and more to commemorate Veterans Day. Watch a video message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier saluting Vanderbilt’s veterans.
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School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel awarded 2020 Chancellor’s Cup
The School of Engineering’s Lori Troxel was awarded the 2020 Chancellor’s Cup by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a surprise presentation at her Civil Engineering Design class on Nov. 9.
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Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell to headline first Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series event for 2020-21
Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell—the 64th and 65th United States secretaries of state, respectively—will discuss the future of U.S. global relations as part of Vanderbilt University’s first Chancellor’s Lecture Series event of the 2020-21 season.
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Ken Wallston, prominent nursing researcher and health psychology pioneer, has died
Kenneth A. Wallston, professor of nursing, emeritus, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78.
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Oracle Cloud to require multifactor authentication beginning today
Oracle Cloud will begin requiring multi-factor authentication on Nov. 11. MFA provides an additional layer of security for users logging in to a secure environment. 
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VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book to be separated in early 2021
As part of continued efforts surrounding the separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VUIT will initiate work to separate the shared Exchange Outlook address book on Jan. 8, 2021. Action is required by users.
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Virtual discussion on the future of health policy scheduled for Nov. 16
Vanderbilt University Medical Center health policy experts share what’s next for drug policy, insurance coverage, health care access and pandemic response in a free virtual discussion on Monday, Nov. 16.
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Human Resources launches new career and compensation website
Vanderbilt University’s new career and compensation framework is designed to provide staff and leadership with a transparent, market-based structure, practical tools and information necessary for navigating careers. In conjunction with the framework, a resource website is now live.
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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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Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is today
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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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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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers free virtual tour of night sky Nov. 14
Take a guided tour of the autumn skies during a star party led by Billy Teets, acting director and outreach astronomer for Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. Stargaze on Saturday, Nov. 14, and learn how to buy a home telescope from a Vanderbilt astronomer on Thursday, Nov. 19.
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21st Avenue southbound closed due to VUMC construction work Nov. 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. 14, starting at approximately 6:30 a.m.
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Faculty, staff get additional 10 percent discount at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Dec. 4
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff can receive an additional 10 percent discount at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt on Friday, Dec. 4, during the bookstore’s annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. 
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Ask an Expert: What effect has the pandemic had on the opioid crisis?
Erin Calipari, assistant professor of pharmacology and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, discusses the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on those struggling with opioid addiction.


Take Note

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

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 12

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13

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

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Navigating -isms in the Workplace’ Nov. 16

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

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: ‘Investigating the molecular regulation and function of death signaling complexes’ Nov. 19

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Frist Center seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Chris Stachurski–Carbon dots, tiny luminescent particles of carbon

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mary Kay Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program–Concept Papers

Limited Submission Opportunity: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 2021 Creating Opportunity and Independence Program

Tips for enjoying the holidays virtually


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Paul Jacobson, EVP and CFO of Delta Air Lines, to discuss impact of pandemic on aviation at Owen Forward
· NOV ·
  Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq, to deliver keynote at Owen Forward
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers free virtual tour of the night sky
· 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
Politico: ‘Harris has the potential to change the face of U.S. politics’
Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
USA Today: Election results misinformation, fraud claims threaten to distort Americans’ views of the democratic process
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
Business Insider: Here’s how a Biden administration could still make significant progress on liberal goals with a Republican-held Senate
Sharece Thrower, associate professor of political science, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Younger, more diverse voters could reshape the South
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, is quoted.
New Scientist: We may finally have figured out which group of animals evolved first
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: The student loan crisis led to a debt strike. Experts have other ideas.
Paige Marta Skiba, professor of law, is quoted.
Reuters: Instant view: Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90 percent effective
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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