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  Monday, Jan. 25, 2021  
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Barney Ellis-Perry named associate vice chancellor for alumni engagement and annual giving
Barney Ellis-Perry, an accomplished higher education advancement leader, will join Development and Alumni Relations as associate vice chancellor for alumni engagement and annual giving beginning Feb. 1.
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A message from Chancellor Diermeier to students: Shaping the outcome of this semester
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on the renewed sense of optimism and possibility he has for the spring semester in a message to Vanderbilt students.
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Student’s fascination with astronomy inspires first completed Immersion Vanderbilt project
Thanks to her passion for astronomy, as well as mentoring from faculty, undergraduate Samantha Bianco is both a named co-author on a graduate-level scientific research paper and the first Vanderbilt student officially to have completed an Immersion Vanderbilt project.
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Alumni co-founders of Leaf Global Fintech to discuss social entrepreneurism Wednesday
Two Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management alumni will discuss the company they created to provide banking services to refugee populations. The event, “Vanderbilt Changemakers: Leaf Global Fintech,” will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
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Vanderbilt Digital Nights computer programming workshop series for high school students continues Jan. 28
Students of all ages can learn about computer programming in Vanderbilt Digital Nights. The second series starts Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. CT.
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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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Connect with colleagues at USAC’s next Virtual Coffee Break
Network and socialize in a work-from-home world at the University Staff Advisory Council’s upcoming Virtual Coffee Breaks. USAC hosts the Virtual Coffee Breaks every other Wednesday at 10 a.m.
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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

Fryd to speak on ‘Reframing the Legacy of the Capitol’ Jan. 26

‘Eliminating Bias in Letters of Recommendation’ topic of Women in the Academy talk Jan. 28

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

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

Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp Feb. 26

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Cell and Developmental Biology hosts weekly seminar series

Ideator and Builder offerings at the Wond’ry

Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops

View your 2020 W-2 in Oracle Cloud

Employees enrolled in dental or vision plans should expect new ID cards

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


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Healthier You presentation: ‘A New Year, A New Start’
· FEB ·
  ‘Mental Health, Involuntary Treatment, Legal Capacity and Human Rights’
· FEB ·
  ‘Control is the Goal’ blood pressure management program starts
· FEB ·
  Vanderbilt offers free math club fun for middle, high schoolers
· FEB ·
  Vanderbilt behavioral health experts offer free webinar on cyberbullying and internet safety


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Sarah Fuller introduces Vice President Kamala Harris on ‘Celebrating America’
Vanderbilt soccer and football student-athlete Sarah Fuller introducing Vice President Kamala Harris during the “Celebrating America” inauguration TV event is highlighted.
The Guardian (U.K.): Concern for U.S. homeless population as street counts cancelled amid pandemic
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, is quoted.
NBC News: Timing of second COVID vaccine doesn’t need to be exact. Just get it, experts say.
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of Vanderbilt’s Vaccine Research Program, is quoted.
Mother Jones: ‘Sense of entitlement’: Rioters faced few consequences invading state capitols. No wonder they turned to the U.S. Capitol next.
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
Associated Press: ‘We know this is real’: New clinics aid virus ‘long-haulers’
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Why kids might be key to reaching herd immunity
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: As the coronavirus unexpectedly slows, Tennessee holds its ground. And its breath.
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: Huge numbers of the formerly incarcerated are unemployed, but there are some promising solutions
Ph.D. candidate Kymberly Byrd writes about essential factors to a successful transition from prison to employment.
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