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  Friday, Nov. 4, 2022  
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VU alumnus, former student-athlete endows men’s golf head coaching position
Vanderbilt Athletics has announced that its men’s golf head coaching position has been endowed through a generous gift from Dr. Thomas Roush, BA’97, a former Vanderbilt student-athlete and captain of the men’s golf team. Current head coach Scott Limbaugh will be the first to hold the title of Thomas F. Roush, M.D. and Family Men’s Golf Head Coach.
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VU Theatre production of underground classic ‘Unfinished Women’ opens today
Vanderbilt University Theatre will explore themes related to teenage pregnancy and the Black experience during the 1950s with its latest production, Unfinished Women Cry in No Man’s Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage.
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Offer extended! Make a gift to Vanderbilt for exclusive gear
Show you’re proud to be a Commodore by making a gift to Vanderbilt to impact your favorite area of the university. As a thanks for your support, you’ll receive a limited-edition item and can choose from four brand-new options: Vandy socks, a pet bandana, an eco-friendly tote bag or a throwback Vandy beanie. Make your gift before Nov. 8.
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Veterans to be celebrated for contributions to VU community
Vanderbilt will celebrate the many contributions military veterans and service members bring to their roles at the university with several initiatives to mark Veterans Day 2022.
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Voting policy for VU employees; Election Day is Nov. 8
Vanderbilt University employees who are registered to vote may be absent from work for a reasonable paid period of time, not to exceed three hours, to execute their voting rights. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
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‘One to Watch Out For: An Afternoon with Alison Bechdel’ is Nov. 7
Award-winning cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel will present Vanderbilt’s annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society on Monday, Nov. 7. The event, hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room.
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Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for Nov. 10
Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential colleges system are invited to an open house on Thursday, Nov, 10,  from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons dean’s residence, located at 1235 18th Ave. S.
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Steine Lecture in Economics: ‘Health Care–Problems and Prospects’ Nov. 11
Ariel Pakes, Thomas Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will discuss “Health Care: Problems and Prospects” on Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:10 p.m. The Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture will be held in Wilson Hall, Room 103.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate first-generation students through Nov. 11
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the undergraduate student organizations FirstVU and QuestBridge Vanderbilt as well as the Network First-Gen initiative, invites members of the Vanderbilt community to participate in First-Generation Appreciation Week Nov. 3–11.
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Health equity focus of Nov. 15 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture
Vanderbilt alumna G. Rumay Alexander will present the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Alexander will discuss providing health equity despite inequitable structures and systems.
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Skype services will end Dec. 15
Vanderbilt’s current primary voice services platform, Skype for Business, is being retired by Microsoft. The university recently transitioned to Microsoft Teams, a more advanced voice services offering. As a last step in this transition, VUIT will remove Skype for Business services as of Dec. 15, 2022.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level low

VU community encouraged to practice healthy behaviors; new omicron-specific boosters available


Take Note

Volunteer drivers needed for first-of-its-kind research project

Center for Spiritual and Religious Life hosts Gratitude Challenge Nov. 1–30

‘Measuring and Maximizing Research and Innovation Impact’ presentation is Nov. 4

‘Dreams Through Shadow and Light’: Discussion and book signing with Pedro Rosales-Diaz Nov. 8

Churchwell to discuss his book at lunchtime event
Nov. 9

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’ Nov. 9

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Perspective Taking–Expanding Beyond Your Viewpoint’ Nov. 10

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Building Smart Money Habits’ Nov. 10

Vanderbilt Eye Institute to host trunk show Nov. 11

VUSM Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Qaali Hussein Nov. 21

SPA offers VERA office hours, reporting/data training sessions throughout fall semester

VUPS provides electric scooter and bicycle safety tips

Programs for Talented Youth announces return of WAVU immersive academic experience for 7th-12th graders

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Young female research participants needed for pubertal development study


Coming Up

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  ‘AI Deep Dive: Using Large Language Models to Support Language Instruction’
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  Fall back: Daylight saving time ends
· NOV ·
  Healing Through Art Gallery Night
· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich
· NOV ·
  ‘Resetting Your Financial Foundation’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Fortune: Why I chose to get my master’s degree in computer science online
Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
NPR: What sound does a turtle make?
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Average teacher pay in Tennessee: How does your district stack up?
Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor and professor of leadership, policy and organizations, and Chris Candelaria, assistant professor of public policy and education, are quoted.
CNN: Two doctors say stop blaming mental health for mass shootings
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor, professor of sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Associated Press: Strong RSV vaccine data lifts hopes after years of futility
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Do rewards help? Loved ones, authorities hope they lead to arrests
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘This is our March 2020’: Children’s hospitals are overwhelmed by RSV
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Why daylight saving time is worse for your body than standard time
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
The Standard: Battling COVID two years after being declared healed
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: How to ensure election integrity and accuracy–3 essential reads
Eugene Vorobeychik, adjoint associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
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