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  Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020  
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Six Vanderbilt faculty elected as AAAS fellows in 2020
Six Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
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Seven faculty members elected as fellows in prominent psychological science associations 
Seven Vanderbilt faculty recently were elected as fellows in the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.
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Kaiser’s KidTalk lab returns to early childhood language intervention research during Research Ramp-up
Since the beginning of June, Peabody College professor Ann Kaiser and her team have been assessing the language development of toddlers over Zoom, discovering not only that virtual intervention works, but also that, in many ways, it may have unique benefits when compared to in-person intervention.
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U.S. public opinion on refugee admission is more favorable than current immigration policy
Americans may be much more receptive to refugee settlement in the United States than current government immigration policies suggest, according to a new study by Mariano Sana, associate professor of sociology and a faculty affiliate of Vanderbilt’s influential Latin American Public Opinion Project.
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Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
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Nominations open through Dec. 2 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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VCFC continues support for Vanderbilt parents with school-age children
The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center has extended its Art Adventures Enrichment Program through Dec. 18 to continue to support Vanderbilt University community members with children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
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Connect with colleagues at USAC’s Virtual Coffee Breaks on Dec. 2, 16
Network and socialize in a work-from-home world at the University Staff Advisory Council’s upcoming Virtual Coffee Breaks on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and Wednesday, Dec. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Please register in advance to participate.
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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.
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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.


Take Note

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

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

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

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

MNPS school choice topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 10

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

New items available in Anchor Down. Step Up. merchandise store

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

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Limited Submission Opportunity: Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program

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

Human Resources announces well-being initiatives

Tips for enjoying the holidays virtually

A Healthier You: ‘Having Compassion Amidst Holiday Stress’


Coming Up

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Heading home for the holiday? Get a virus test, colleges say
Vanderbilt’s mandatory COVID-19 exit testing is mentioned.
The New York Times: Why are states imposing virus curfews?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Newsweek: 3 cities saw COVID cases increase by triple digits over 8 weeks despite mask mandates
Melissa McPheeters, research professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Now comes the hardest part: Getting a coronavirus vaccine from loading dock to upper arm
Thomas Talbot, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Undark: In fallout over polls, ‘margin of error’ gets new scrutiny
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
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