Can’t see this email? View it in your browser.
Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  Monday, Nov. 23, 2020  
Story Photo
A Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Diermeier
This year brings a uniquely important moment to celebrate the tradition of giving thanks, says Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
Story Photo
Barsky launches state-of-the-art digital journal on art and border crossings
Multidisciplinary researcher Robert Barsky has added a new approach to his studies on migration with the launch of “Contours Collaborations.” The digital journal is sharing stories about borders and border crossings through the lens of art.
Story Photo
Business professor ‘doubles down’ to help students thrive in quarantine
When the COVID-19 pandemic split his class among those who are able to attend in person and many who are quarantined around the world, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management finance professor Jesse Blocher was determined to make learning equitable, even for those in disparate time zones.
Story Photo
Student Care Network providers offer ‘guide to gratitude’ over holidays, winter break
Because many families may not be together for the upcoming holiday season and winter break, members of the Student Care Network are sharing suggestions to encourage a gratitude mindset as a means to improving well-being and developing perspective.     
Story Photo
Vanderbilt Soccer wins SEC championship
Vanderbilt beat Arkansas 3-1 on Sunday in the SEC Tournament championship, giving the program its first league tournament title since 1994.
Story Photo
Applications 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.
Story Photo
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.
Story Photo
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.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Zhiliang Pan–thermal transport in nanowires with unique structures

Master of Public Health program information sessions set for Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’ Dec. 2

‘Pandemic Parenting Check-in’ topic of Parenting Group meeting on Dec. 4

Vanderbilt Blair’s Molly Barth presents ‘Ineffable’ online Dec. 4

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

VCFC continues support for Vanderbilt parents with school-age children

Human Resources announces well-being initiatives

Limited Submission Opportunity: Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

A Healthier You: ‘Having Compassion Amidst Holiday Stress’

Tips for enjoying the holidays virtually


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Last day for Hold the Stuffing weigh-in
· DEC ·
  Join USAC for a Virtual Coffee Break
· DEC ·
  Faculty, staff get additional 10 percent discount at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt
· DEC ·
  Inaugural conference on race justice to feature internationally known scholars


Follow Vanderbilt

twitter facebook instagram
linked in youtube snapchat
flickr pinterest  
Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: ‘It’s scary’: Family members returning home bring higher COVID risk for Thanksgiving gatherings
Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Tennessean: 5 things to know about Aaron Nesmith, the No. 14 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by Boston
Vanderbilt men’s basketball student-athletes Aaron Nesmith and Saben Lee were drafted by the NBA.
The Wall Street Journal: Chinese COVID vaccine gives scientists pause over antibody levels in early trials
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
NPR: Dolly Parton donations helped in developing coronavirus vaccine
Dolly Parton’s $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for coronavirus research, made in honor of Naji Abumrad, professor of surgery, is highlighted.
Politico: What Trump showed us about America
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, contributed to an article about what Trump’s presidency can teach us about ourselves and the country.
Vanderbilt Hustler: Debrief with Diermeier: Destination Vanderbilt, community in the face of COVID-19, football and more
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is interviewed about the fall 2020 semester and his vision for the university’s future.
The Wall Street Journal: Is your brain goofing off?
Jon Kaas, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in Social and Natural Sciences, is quoted.
NBC News: ‘We cannot rest’: Despite promising COVID-19 vaccine results, trials must continue
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
USA Today: As COVID surges, Americans remain divided on the threat. What will it take to bring them together?
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Have something to say about what you read here? Send us an email.

myVU provides top news and information each week for faculty, staff, and students of Vanderbilt University and is published by the Division of Communications.
PMB 357737, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-7737.
  [% share:email url_only=“true” %]   [% share:facebook url_only=“true” %]   [% share:twitter url_only=“true” %]   [% share:linkedin url_only=“true” %]  
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.Accessibility information. Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, Star V Design® and Anchor Down® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -