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  Monday, Jan. 4, 2021  
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Institute of International Education spotlights Vanderbilt and scholar Issam Eido
Vanderbilt University’s commitment to hosting threatened and displaced scholars is highlighted in a new publication by the Institute of International Education. A senior lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies is among the scholar profiled.
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VUIT to offer faculty training sessions on classroom technology
VUIT will offer training for faculty Jan. 7–20 on using audio-visual technology in the classroom. Both remote and in-person group sessions will be offered based on room and physical-distancing capacity. One-on-one training sessions also will be available on an as-needed basis.
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Health equity’s role in pandemic response crucial
In March, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders established a command center on campus to address the myriad issues that the Medical Center would face in the coming days, weeks and months as the COVID-19 pandemic encroached on Tennessee, then Nashville and finally on campus.
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Digital Sky Survey maps the entire sky, providing new data to Vanderbilt astronomers
Through a partnership with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Vanderbilt astronomers use big data to see the cosmos as a stop-motion movie instead of a snapshot.
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Changes coming to VUIT resources
As the new year begins, Vanderbilt University Information Technology is implementing a number of changes to resources and services that may impact you.
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Travel Health and Safety Series presented throughout January
The Global Safety and Vanderbilt Travel teams will offer a series of sessions in January to help prepare for the spring semester’s return to campus. The sessions will discuss major changes in the travel landscape since November, new airline health and safety protocols, changes at Nashville International Airport, campus resources to assist in travel planning and more.
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Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture to discuss Americans at odds with their own health needs
Why do some Americans put their health at risk in allegiance to a political policy, issue or leader? What can health care practitioners do for these patients? Medicine, health and society and sociology professor Jonathan Metzl will address these questions in the first Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture of 2021 on Monday, Jan. 11.
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Student Care Network announces results of Headspace meditation challenge
Vanderbilt University conducted its inaugural Headspace meditation and mindfulness challenge this October open to all undergraduate and graduate students. The joint effort by students spanning many university departments greatly exceeded its goal.
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Sign up for ‘Rooted in Learning,’ new weekly newsletter from Employee Learning and Engagement
Each issue of “Rooted in Learning” contains accessible opportunities for you to invest in your professional development. Resources include podcasts, books, TED talks, webinars, articles, virtual workshops, Skillsoft courses available through Oracle Learn and much more.


Take Note

‘Life Lessons from a Joke-telling Ophthalmologist’ Jan. 12

Info session for Ancora request for applications focused on rare genetic disease research is Jan. 21

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Registration is open for 2021 Global Health Case Competition

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

W-2 forms for 2020 available electronically

Review your personal information in preparation for W-2s

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Krishen Appavoo–phase change material and vanadium dioxide

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Yuanzhe Liang–membranes with tiny pores that can be used to separate molecules or ions

Limited Submission Opportunity: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: Braitmayer Foundation K-12 Innovative Practices Grants

Vanderbilt Diabetes Center seeks pilot and feasibility proposals to study interaction of SARS-CoV-2, diabetes

Ready for a new year? Start with Health Plus’ new Health Risk Assessment

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Nashville bombing spotlights vulnerable voice, data networks
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
Associated Press: Notre Dame’s Lea says Vandy is job he’s wanted for years
The news conference introducing new Vanderbilt head football coach Clark Lea is highlighted.
Nashville Business Journal: Women of Influence: Susan R. Wente, Vanderbilt University (video)
Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, is featured in this Q&A recognizing her as a 2020 Woman of Influence.
Nashville Business Journal: Changes in higher education that will make the grade post-pandemic
Comments by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier are featured.
CNN: Incoming CDC chief tells her family they’ll be wearing masks for the better part of 2021
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The road back to Paris runs through Pittsburgh
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law; Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences; and Lou Leonard, dean of the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment at Chatham University, discuss the need for a national climate strategy that emphasizes public-private collaboration in this opinion piece.
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