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  Friday, Jan. 8, 2021  
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Chancellor Diermeier gives update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts
Vanderbilt University is currently not eligible to serve as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine because the university is not a health care organization. However, the situation is evolving, and the university remains in close communication with public health agencies and Vanderbilt University Medical Center regarding vaccination efforts, said Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Vanderbilt condemns violent assault on U.S. Capitol and our democracy
Read Vanderbilt University’s statement from Wednesday, Jan. 6, regarding the attacks on the United States Capitol and American democracy.
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Team works around the clock to bolster Vanderbilt safety during COVID-19 pandemic
They’ve worked together for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of members open and running in the midst of a pandemic. Meet the team instrumental in leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.
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Center for Teaching offers resources and workshops for adaptive teaching this spring
As the Vanderbilt community prepares for another semester of adaptive teaching, the Center for Teaching continues to create resources to help faculty and instructors teach effectively in a variety of contexts.
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Vanderbilt alumnus, faculty member named to 2021 ‘Forbes’ 30 Under 30
Vanderbilt alumnus Graham Gaylor and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Cody Siciliano have been named to the 2021 Forbes “30 Under 30.”
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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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Noted science journalist Angela Saini to discuss her book ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’ on Jan. 13
The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative will host award-winning British science journalist and author Angela Saini for a virtual discussion of her best-selling book, “Superior: The Return of Race Science,” on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 3:10 p.m. CT. 
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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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More than 1,300 turkeys and tofurkeys gifted to faculty, staff, postdocs
Turkey Toss, a longstanding Vanderbilt holiday tradition in which the university expresses thanks to faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars, looked a little different in 2020.
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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.


Take Note

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

Blair Academy Kindermusik begins Jan. 13-14

Vanderbilt Blair offers three adult classes about music, history and culture

Next session of Peabody Research Spotlight series set for Jan. 14

Kids and nutrition topic of Parenting Group meeting Jan. 14

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Florentine Rutaganira Jan. 21

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

‘Control is the Goal’ blood pressure management program starts Feb. 6

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Registration is open for 2021 Global Health Case Competition

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

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

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

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Vanderbilt in the News
CNN: Here’s how mutations could help the coronavirus evade vaccines
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Research Program, is quoted.
Parade: Millennials are struggling the most with mental health during the pandemic—here’s why, and what to do about it
Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Ask Amy: Couple wants proof others are vaccinated
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How to balance eating to live and living to eat (opinion)
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing, writes about the decision-making processes for how we choose what to eat.
Nashville Scene: Paying tribute to those who passed in the homeless community
A Q&A with Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, and Vanderbilt student India Pungarcher is featured.
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