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  Monday, Dec. 7, 2020  
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Vanderbilt-developed exosuit selected for innovation and entrepreneurship showcase in Washington, D.C.
A back-assist exoskeleton developed by Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik at Vanderbilt is being recognized by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities for their annual innovation showcase.
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Vanderbilt Peabody professor garners literacy award
The Literacy Research Association has honored Kevin Leander, professor of literacy, language and culture at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, with the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award.
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Robert Covington, longtime professor of law, has died
Robert Covington, a professor of law, emeritus, who taught at Vanderbilt Law School for 46 years, died at his home on Nov. 29. He was 84.
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EDI, HR launch guidelines for Employee Affinity Groups
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with Human Resources, has announced a new framework to establish, manage and sustain university-supported Employee Affinity Groups, which are designed to help foster a positive work environment at Vanderbilt and support the university’s values specific to diversity, inclusion and campus engagement.
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Student-run radio stations keep the music alive through COVID-19
While COVID-19 safety protocols have put some extracurricular activities on hold, Vanderbilt’s two student-run radio stations, WRVU and VandyRadio, have adapted and even thrived with the help of remote equipment.
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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2020 report will be available after Dec. 14.
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Jason Isbell to lead a Vanderbilt show of gratitude to university community
Grammy-winning musicians Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will lead a lineup of entertainment in a special “show of gratitude” for the Vanderbilt community on Thursday, Dec. 17.
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W-2 forms for 2020 available electronically
Active Vanderbilt University employees can opt out of receiving paper W-2 forms for 2020 by mail and instead access them electronically through Oracle. Update your W-2 delivery preference by Jan. 4.
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Review your personal information in preparation for W-2s
As the end of the year approaches, the Payroll Department encourages you to review your personal information to ensure your W-2 form will be accurate.
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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 18
Turkey Toss, a longstanding Vanderbilt holiday tradition in which the university expresses thanks to faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, will look a little different for 2020.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Keefer Rowan–
time-dependent phenomena in atoms

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Christina Termini Dec. 8

MNPS school choice topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 10

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

VCFC continues support for Vanderbilt parents with school-age children

Human Resources announces well-being initiatives

Sign up for ‘Rooted in Learning,’ new weekly newsletter from Employee Learning and Engagement

VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book to be separated in early 2021

Nurturing your mental health during the holidays

A Healthier You: ‘Having Compassion Amidst Holiday Stress’

Health Plus Nutrition Corner: Satisfy your sweet tooth


Coming Up

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  Connect with colleagues at USAC’s Virtual Coffee Break


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Dangerously viral: How Trump, supporters spread false claims
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
The New York Times: New sports guidelines for young athletes after COVID-19
Alex Diamond, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Vaccines offer hope for end to pandemic, but brutal months lie ahead
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Sarah Fuller made history. Her parents understand why her moment matters.
Sarah Fuller’s historic debut as the first woman student-athlete to play in a Power 5 and Southeastern Conference football game is highlighted.
Bloomberg: Vaccines’ side effects risk sidelining health workers while cases surge
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Scientific American: Who will get COVID vaccines first and who will have to wait?
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
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