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  Monday, Aug. 15, 2022  
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Fall Faculty Assembly will be in person on Sept. 1
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and the Faculty Senate will celebrate faculty achievements and provide key university updates at the 2022 Fall Faculty Assembly on Sept. 1.
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Everything you need to know about COVID-19 health and safety for the start of the 2022–23 academic year
Vanderbilt University continues to work closely with public health experts at the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to ensure that its response to the COVID-19 pandemic is grounded in science and expert guidance with the goal of protecting community members. 
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Vanderbilt strengthens artistic collaboration with Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Vanderbilt faculty expertise and collaborations will enhance two Nashville Shakespeare Festival/Kennie Playhouse Theatre productions—Cymbeline and Gem of the Ocean—which open Aug. 18 and 25, respectively, at oneC1TY.
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Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to submit Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant proposals
As Vanderbilt prepares to mark its sesquicentennial—the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding—in 2023, a new program will support exploration of the university’s past and future. The Office of the Chancellor is launching the Sesquicentennial Grant Program to fund activities and projects that engage with the university’s history, look to its future and explore what makes Vanderbilt distinctive and unique.
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Fall Staff Assembly to be held Sept. 29; staff award nominations now open 
The Fall Staff Assembly and staff awards, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, are part of a semiannual effort to celebrate staff excellence and recognize the many contributions of university staff to Vanderbilt’s mission. Award nominations may be submitted via online form through Friday, Aug. 26.
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Fall Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 8; student proposals due Thursday
The fall 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Student Life Center’s Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students who have completed research while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 20
Vanderbilt Athletics will host Dore Jam 2022, a celebration of the Commodores across all sports, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center. Representatives from all available Vanderbilt programs will be in attendance to meet and greet fans.
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Campus Dining offers fall Flex Meal Deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students
Vanderbilt Campus Dining is offering its popular Flex Meal Deal for the fall 2022 semester. During this limited-time offer, faculty, staff and graduate and professional students will receive three bonus meals at no additional charge when they purchase a block of 10 meals.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level high


Take Note

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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mathers Foundation Grant Program Winter 2022–23

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

Registration open for fall semester of VKC Reading Clinic

VKC introduces new toolkits promoting neurodiversity, self-determination in early childhood services

MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  

Commons Dining Center offers enhancements for 2022–23

Campus Dining introduces reusable to-go container program

Kensington Place between Natchez Trace, 25th Avenue South to close

Two new intersections to be installed on South Drive

Go for the Gold: Complete yearly Health Risk Assessment for chance to win $100 e-gift card


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Tour Fine Arts Gallery with Vandy Walks
· AUG ·
  ‘Neurodevelopmental Etiology of Huntington’s Disease’
· SEP ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Unprecedented: Donald Trump’s scandals are unique in history. Here’s how.
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The Atlantic: America’s new monkeypox strategy rests on a single study
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: Russia’s threats to shut down Jewish Agency raise alarm bells for those who remember the past
Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, authored this piece.
Bloomberg: Trump’s ‘planted evidence’ claim unlikely to stand up In court
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt taps Lowe to oversee Curb Center
Leah Lowe, associate professor of theatre, is featured.
Time: What to know about peripheral artery disease—and its connection to diabetes
Aaron Aday, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: VU study outlines health coaching benefits
Ruth Wolever, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Q&A: Dr. Robert Miller, pulmonologist to veterans
Robert Miller, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor and professor of clinical medicine, is featured.
Los Angeles Times: Will GOP leaders trigger more Jan. 6-style violence?
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: What you need to know about the monkeypox vaccine
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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