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  Friday, Feb. 12, 2021  
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Feb 23: Vanderbilt experts on U.S., global politics discuss what led to Jan. 6 insurrection at Capitol
A panel of political science faculty will examine the social, legal and psychological causes and consequences of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during a live virtual conversation hosted by The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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‘This Moment in America’ panel Feb. 24: Insights for equity and inclusion in turbulent times
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to share their personal and professional views and experiences on issues that inform “This Moment in America.” The virtual discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. CT and is open to the Vanderbilt community.
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Carells to endow chair in pediatric infectious diseases
Julie Carell Stadler, Kathryn Carell Brown and Edie Carell Johnson have made a commitment to endow a new chair in pediatric infectious diseases research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The inaugural chair holder of the Edie Carell Johnson Chair in Pediatrics will be announced this spring.
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Bruce Carter joins CMT Research Foundation scientific advisory board
Bruce Carter, professor of biochemistry and an associate director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, has been appointed to the scientific advisory board of the CMT Research Foundation, which shapes research directions and therapeutic development of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
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Webinar series for faculty seeking federal research funding begins Feb. 23
Research Development and Support will host a series of webinars this spring for faculty seeking research funding from federal sponsors. The webinars are aimed at helping faculty diversify and strategically identify potential federal sponsors, develop relationships with sponsors, and craft highly competitive proposals.
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Scientists discuss inclusion and equity in biomedical research at virtual event
Biomedical researchers across Vanderbilt University will convene to discuss the history and impact of Black biomedical scientists on Monday, Feb. 15, at noon CT.
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Black Voters Matter founder LaTosha Brown to give 13th annual Murray Lecture Feb. 16
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter and a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will give Vanderbilt’s 13th annual Murray Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
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Events centered on ‘The Black Trans Prayer Book’ set for Feb. 18–19
A two-day virtual event Feb. 18–19 hosted by the Vanderbilt community will feature the creators of “The Black Trans Prayer Book,” an interfaith collection of stories, poems, prayers, meditations and more about the experiences of Black trans and nonbinary people.
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Sixth annual Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit is Feb. 18–19
The sixth annual Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit will be held Feb. 18–19 and feature innovators and thought leaders from across the social impact sector, including keynote speaker the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms.
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Vanderbilt's celebration of Black History Month continues
Vanderbilt’s annual celebration of Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the university’s campus, across the country and globally—will include presentations, panel discussions, play readings, yoga sessions and more, most to be held virtually.
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11 ways to have fun and support your mental wellness
Taking care of your mind and body doesn’t have to be hard work. The following are some suggestions from the experts at the Student Care Network on how to support your health and wellness while also having fun.
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Data Science Institute to offer series of virtual workshops
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute is offering a series of online workshops to familiarize students, faculty and staff with data science tools. The workshops will be held on Wednesdays from February to April and are open to the entire Vanderbilt community.
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VUIT launches new Vanderbilt systems status webpage
Vanderbilt University Information Technology has launched a new systems status webpage. The new webpage offers a view of real-time operational status of the systems the Vanderbilt community uses every day, such as Wi-Fi, email, Zoom, Brightspace and YES.
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USAC sponsors virtual food drive, increases goal to 20,000 meals
Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to raise $5,000 and provide 20,000 meals before the end of February—an increased goal following the effort’s initial success.
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Form 1095-C now available online at My VU Benefits
Every employee of Vanderbilt University who is eligible for insurance coverage should receive a Form 1095-C, which allows the IRS to confirm Vanderbilt’s compliance with the coverage and affordability provisions of the Affordable Care Act and assists VU employees in preparing their 2020 tax returns. You can download yours now from My VU Benefits.


Take Note

Nominate a staff member for a 2020–21 Diversity Leadership Award

Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2021 awards

LGBTQI Life offers resources for asking about sexuality and gender in surveys and forms

‘Tips for Dementia Caregivers’ Feb. 17

Kids and neurodiversity topic of Parenting Group meeting Feb. 18

Library hosts GIS workshop Feb. 25–26

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ March 3

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Jonah Rosch– identifying aptamers, molecules that bind to specific biological targets

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Chris Sharp–accessing new crystal structures using nanoparticles

Programs for Talented Youth now accepting applications for virtual summer mentorship experiences for rising 9th-12th graders

Employees may now update payroll direct deposit online in Oracle Cloud

Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops

Celebrate National Heart Month with Count on Your Heart activities

Assess your heart health with new health risk assessment


Coming Up

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  ‘The Death of The Artist’ discussion with author William Deresiewicz
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  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp
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U.S. News & World Report: 10 remote summer jobs for college students
Grace Foy, associate director of the Vanderbilt Career Center, is quoted.
ABC News: Trump impeachment: Here’s how the process works
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
Prevention: Most Americans support face masks, but our mask-wearing habits say otherwise
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Christian Century: Imagining the future of theological education
Emilie Townes, dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School and professor of ethics and society, is quoted.
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