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  Friday, Jan. 29, 2021  
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Vanderbilt announces launch of new data science minor in fall 2021
Vanderbilt University has announced the addition of an undergraduate minor in data science beginning with the fall 2021 term. The new trans-institutional, interdisciplinary data science minor will be shared by all four undergraduate schools and colleges, and students will be able to begin declaring the minor this spring.
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Grand opening concert highlights Vanderbilt’s partnership with National Museum of African American Music
Vanderbilt University will celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American Music on Saturday, Jan. 30, with a virtual concert from Vanderbilt Blair School of Music featuring works by Black composers. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. CT and will be broadcast from Blair’s livestreaming page.
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Kick off Black History Month with virtual celebration Feb. 1
The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is partnering with student organizations and campus leaders to celebrate the start of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 1.
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New series of classes highlights diverse disciplines, with Vanderbilt at the core
A series of trans-institutional courses designed through the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is using Vanderbilt’s campus as a living lab, giving students—future historians, architects, archaeologists, curators and engineers among them—unique hands-on experiences.
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Vanderbilt joins Wellcome Leap global network dedicated to accelerating breakthroughs in human health
Vanderbilt University has joined the Leap Health Breakthrough Network, a global group of leading academic and research institutions committed to solving the world’s most serious health challenges.
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Writer in residence Alice Randall to discuss ‘Black Bottom Saints’ Feb. 4
Author Alice Randall, writer in residence in African American and Diaspora Studies, will discuss her new book, “Black Bottom Saints,” during a virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 4. The event, open to all faculty, staff and alumni, will begin at 5 p.m. CT and be conducted via Zoom.
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Divinity School marks Black History Month with new ‘Resilient Souls’ online art exhibit
Pain, healing and resilience are themes woven into Nashville artist Ashley Mintz’s new online exhibit supported by Vanderbilt Divinity School. The visual collection, “Resilient Souls: We Rest Then We Rise,” will run in a fully virtual format Feb. 1–March 12 in celebration and reflection of Black History Month.
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Vanderbilt Changemakers series kicks off with event featuring Owen alumni entrepreneurs
The inaugural Vanderbilt Changemakers event featured a discussion with Owen Graduate School of Management alumni Nat Robinson, MBA’07, JD’18, and Tori Samples, BMus’12, MBA’18, about the company they created to provide virtual banking services to refugees and migrants.
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Applications for Joe C. Davis Fund, which supports immersion projects, now being accepted
The Office of Immersion Resources is currently accepting applications for the Joe C. Davis Fund to support Immersion Vanderbilt projects. Applications are open to all undergraduate students with qualifying immersive experiences.
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Risk management, workers’ compensation incident reporting system unavailable tomorrow
Vanderbilt’s reporting system for new occurrences of employee injury or illness, non-employee injury or illness, property and vehicle damage and other risk incidents will be migrated to a new environment on Saturday, Jan. 30. Due to this migration, the system will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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USAC sponsors virtual food drive to donate 10,000 meals
Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to raise $2,500 and provide 10,000 meals before the end of February.
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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.


Take Note

‘Pandemic Parenting Check-in’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Feb. 4

‘Social (In)Justice of Mental Health’ topic of Harold Jordan Lecture Feb. 5

Library hosts GIS workshops Feb. 11–12, 25–26

Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp Feb. 26

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

Cell and Developmental Biology hosts weekly seminar series

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

Ideator and Builder offerings at the Wond’ry

Connect with colleagues at USAC’s next Virtual Coffee Break

Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops

Benefits apps make access and use easier

Get help submitting tuition benefit applications for spring 2021

Occupational Health provides COVID-19 FAQ for faculty, staff

Health Plus Nutrition Corner: Eating healthy fats


Coming Up

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  ‘Mental Health, Involuntary Treatment, Legal Capacity and Human Rights’
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  ‘Control is the Goal’ blood pressure management program starts
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  Vanderbilt offers free math club fun for middle, high schoolers
· FEB ·
  Vanderbilt behavioral health experts offer free webinar on cyberbullying and internet safety
· FEB ·
  ‘The Death of The Artist’ discussion with author William Deresiewicz


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: U.S. Capitol riot prompts fresh focus on extremism in U.S. police ranks
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
The Conversation: What is an executive order, and why don’t presidents use them all the time?
Sharece Thrower, associate professor of political science, writes about how executive orders, like other unilateral actions, allow presidents to make policy outside of the regular lawmaking process.
Scripps Networks: Fight for $15 continues as several states raise minimum wage
Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Professor of Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, is quoted. Researchers find value in comparison of multiple strategies for mathematics teaching and learning
Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Anita S. and Antonio M. Gotto Professor of Child Development, is quoted regarding joint research conducted by Vanderbilt Peabody College and Harvard University researchers.
Associated Press: Scotty Pippen Jr. leads Vandy with tips from dad, Stackhouse
Vanderbilt student-athlete and men’s basketball player Scotty Pippen Jr. is featured.
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