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  Friday, Sept. 2, 2022  
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Diermeier outlines Vanderbilt’s global path forward, presents faculty awards
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has placed a strong priority on expanding Vanderbilt’s global presence as the university prepares to celebrate its sesquicentennial next year. Diermeier said during his remarks at Fall Faculty Assembly on Sept. 1 that building Vanderbilt’s international reputation is “top of mind every day” for the university’s leadership.  
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Applications open for 2022–23 faculty research and innovation internal awards
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation is now accepting applications for all internal award programs.
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EADJ to explore artistic activism with online panel discussions
Vanderbilt University’s Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice will focus on art as a means of resistance and achieving societal change when it resumes its two-year program, Artistic Activism and the Power of Collective Resistance, on Sept. 7.
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Watch Simple Beginnings Lab Coat Ceremony today
The annual Simple Beginnings Ph.D. Lab Coat Ceremony commemorates the advent of a new class of School of Medicine doctoral students at Vanderbilt. Watch the ceremony online from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.
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Celebrate College Colors Day
Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2. College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience.
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Repairs at university Powerhouse to result in road closure today
Repairs to the roof of the university’s Powerhouse will continue on Friday, Sept. 2. While a crane is in use the service road east of the roundabout at the end of Vanderbilt Place, between the Powerhouse and Rand/Sarratt halls, will be impacted from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Fall 2022 Undergraduate Research Fair is Sept. 8
The fall 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Student Life Center ballroom.
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Peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers on navigating remote and hybrid policies is Sept. 13
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for Conversation Circles, a series for managers and leaders, on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. to discuss navigating potential inequities in remote, hybrid and on-site work policies.    
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Save the date: Flulapalooza is Sept. 28; register now to volunteer
Flulapalooza is back. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual mass influenza vaccination event hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
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Staff volunteers needed for Reunion Weekend Oct. 6–9
Vanderbilt University will welcome alumni to campus Oct. 6–9 for Reunion, and staff volunteers are needed to make the weekend a success.
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VU community reminded that when in doubt, report suspected phishing
The start of the academic year and return of students to campus likely means an increase in phishing attacks. VUIT aims to increase the Vanderbilt community’s ability to identify, report and avoid phishing scams while increasing technical controls and response in the background. 


Health & Safety Updates

Monkeypox health and safety tips to start the 2022–23 academic year

Vanderbilt offers campus and at-home COVID-19 testing options

COVID-19 leave bank still available for full-time staff

Davidson County COVID community level high


Take Note

Data science minor info session is Sept. 6

‘Community Engagement as a Valuable Tool in Shaping Socially Valid Practice’
Sept. 6

Nomination process underway for Young Alumni Trustee program; nominations due Sept. 7

Virtual town halls: Research-related IT resources for faculty Sept. 8, 14

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Role and Soul Alignment–What is it, and how do I get there?’ Sept. 15

Memorial service and reception honoring Christopher Johns is Sept. 17

Plan ahead for downtime Sep. 23–29; early submission of proposals due Sep. 22– Oct. 5 encouraged

Amazon Web Services SageMaker workshop is
Sept. 27

Campus Dining offers bulk ordering of Pepsi products for campus departments

HR shares updates on Vanderbilt’s expanded paid parental leave for staff

Young Commodores fans invited to join Mr. C’s Kids Club

Save the Date: Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits is Oct. 17–28

Earn up to $240 wellness credit, enter gift card drawing when you complete Go for the Gold

Join the Health Plus Fit for Fall step challenge

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal fat, metabolic syndrome


Coming Up

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  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie
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  Gender and Sexuality Studies Seminar: ’Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization’
· SEP ·
  ‘SEC Nation’ comes to campus
· SEP ·
  ‘Social Security 101: Everything You Want to Know’
· SEP ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Plant-based Foods in a Plant-forward Approach’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios: Monkeypox messaging debated as outbreak enters new phase
Anna Person, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Higher Ed Dive: Will Biden’s debt cancellation jump-start talks to rewrite federal student aid policy?
Brent Evans, associate professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Prevention: The government is ending free access to COVID-19 tests–what you need to know
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Primary care patient care center gets new director
Kimryn Rathmell, Hugh J. Morgan Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted, and John Scott, assistant professor of clinical medicine, is featured.
The Black Wall Street Times: Students need mental health days, study shows
Ebony McGee, professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
Today: Millennials, Gen Z have higher rates of high blood pressure in pregnancy than older generations
Soha Patel, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted.
Education Week: Student absences may spike due to low vaccination rates, weaker immunity
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Big Think: Did your computer crash? It might have been a cosmic ray
Bharat Bhuva, professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, is quoted.
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