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  Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021  
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy aims to heal societal divisions
After months of exploring how higher education could play a meaningful and active role in bridging longstanding partisan fissures, Vanderbilt University today launched the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, which aims to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions by advancing evidence-based research in the national discourse on unity.
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuts with conversation series featuring Gore, Rice, Meacham
Former Vice President Al Gore and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice each will provide timely conversations with Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and biographer, on Thursday, Jan. 14, to support the debut of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
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Acclaimed novelist Dinaw Mengestu to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2021 MLK Day commemorative event
Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu, known for his powerful and personal depictions of the immigrant experience and perspectives on the American dream, will be the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative event on Monday, Jan. 18.
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Songwriting class helps students find soulful collaborations across continents
Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, to co-create original songs.
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Noted science journalist Angela Saini to discuss her book ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’ today
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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VUIT to implement text for help option Jan. 18
Starting this year, the Vanderbilt community will gain another option for contacting VUIT when they need assistance: SMS text. This new option will be available to the community beginning Jan. 18.
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Employees encouraged to update profile in Oracle to further career goals
Human Resources is excited to announce that “Job Search” and “Postings” have moved to Oracle Recruiting, and the new “Profiles” feature will help employees further their careers at Vanderbilt.
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Staff recruiting and onboarding now available in Oracle Cloud
Vanderbilt has migrated its staff recruiting and onboarding activities from Taleo into Oracle Cloud. With this upgrade to Oracle Recruiting and Onboarding, hiring managers now can recruit new team members and manage new hire onboarding under the “My Team” section they are already using to manage their current team members.
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Separation of Exchange Outlook address book complete
The VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book separation is complete. With this change complete, there are a few things you may notice and may need to update.


Take Note

Alumna joins faculty as research professor in political science and law

Making ‘good trouble’ topic of MLK Day lecture hosted by VUSM and VUSN Jan. 18

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

Managing demanding behaviors topic of Caregiver Support Group Jan. 21

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Difficult Conversations’ Jan. 21

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Ideator and Builder offerings at the Wond’ry

Map the System global research competition opportunity through the Wond’ry

Design Thinking, Design Doing available at the Wond’ry

Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Registration is open for 2021 Global Health Case Competition

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Info session for Ancora request for applications focused on rare genetic disease research
· JAN ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Florentine Rutaganira
· FEB ·
  ‘Control is the Goal’ blood pressure management program begins


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: In Michigan, a dress rehearsal for the chaos at the Capitol on Wednesday
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Republicans confront the consequences of their doomsday rhetoric
The research of Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, is cited.
The Tennessean: Symbols brought to Capitol raise questions about role of Christian belief in riot 
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
Scientific American: Militia expert warns Trump’s Capitol insurrectionists could try again
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, writes about the likelihood of more violent efforts from people supporting Donald Trump.
The Conversation: Delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses will make supplies last longer but comes with risks
Postdoctoral scholar Sanjay Mishra writes about the risks associated with delaying the second COVID-19 vaccine doses.
BBC: The robots are us
Danielle Picard, senior lecturer and assistant director of graduate studies in the Department of Medicine, Health and Society, is interviewed regarding the 100th anniversary of the play that coined the word “robot.”
The Tennessean: Disabled characters should be played by disabled actors (opinion)
Claire Barnett, communications coordinator for the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt, writes about the importance of representations of people with disabilities in the media.
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