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  Monday, Aug. 8, 2022  
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Office of Digital Education to raise the bar on Vanderbilt’s online and hybrid programs
Vanderbilt’s new Office of Digital Education, led by Mallika Vinekar, is revamping its partnership with faculty to establish online and hybrid academic programs that will expand access to the university’s educational offerings.
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Conkin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and eminent American intellectual historian, has died
Paul K. Conkin, Distinguished Professor of History, Emeritus, former chair of the Department of History and author of more than 20 books on a wide range of American intellectual history, died July 23 in Nashville.
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Vanderbilt experts to speak during reproductive health town hall Aug. 10
Hear from members of Vanderbilt’s university-wide task force about the legal and medical implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and how the task force is working to address the decision’s impact on the Vanderbilt community. The event is at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10.
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MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  
MoveVU, Vanderbilt University’s strategic transportation and mobility initiative, has expanded its public transit resources to provide support for group excursions through a commute concierge manager.
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Save the Date: Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits is Oct. 17–28
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2023 benefits coverage.
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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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Volunteers needed for Humphrey Fellows move-in Aug. 14
Volunteers are needed on Sunday, Aug. 14, to help with move-in for the 2022–23 cohort of Humphrey Fellows at Vanderbilt. The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished educational leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the U.S. for an academic year to study, gain related professional experience, build leadership capacity and foster mutual understanding.
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Kensington Place between Natchez Trace, 25th Avenue South to close
Kensington Place between Natchez Trace and 25th Avenue South will close on Monday, Aug. 8, as part of construction for the upcoming Vandy United projects in the Athletics Neighborhood.  


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level high

Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates


Take Note

CLACX, student organizations team up to welcome incoming Latinx students Aug. 10

Tour Fine Arts Gallery with Vandy Walks Aug. 16

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie Sept. 7

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

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

Social skills intervention study seeking adult participants with autism

Parents, caregivers of Black youth with autism needed for transition supports research study

Caregivers of children 2–22 with special health care needs needed for research study on hospital-to-school transitions

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

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022


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Vanderbilt in the News
Yahoo News: Deadly Kentucky flooding highlights how U.S. infrastructure may be no match for climate change
Janey Camp, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Washington Post: She’s a long shot for Congress—but is trying to make history, anyway
Allison Anoll, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
Associated Press: Explainer: Does health care law protect emergency abortion?
James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, is quoted.
The Hill: Research: Congressional town halls signal and support effective lawmaking
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, co-authored this piece.
Nashville Business Journal: Vanderbilt University professor: ‘Nashville has a serious homelessness problem’
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Arab News: World afraid to ask the difficult questions on climate change
W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management, is quoted.
Self: Here’s how to care for your eczema in the summer heat
Carla T. Lee, assistant professor of dermatology, and Jami Miller, associate professor of dermatology, are quoted.
CNN: Change in monkeypox vaccine injection method could mean more doses but may not be easy, experts say
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
NPR: How 3 presidents announced the deaths of terrorist leaders and what it says about them
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
Billboard: Kelis snaps back at Beyhive teasing over removal of ‘Milkshake’ interpolation: ‘Nobody cried’
Joseph Fishman, professor of law, is quoted.
Today: How at risk are kids in the monkeypox outbreak?
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Health Day: Cases of potentially deadly parechovirus in infants are surging
Romney Humphries, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Kyiv Post: Why are so many against Russia being named a “state sponsor of terrorism”?
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: State ‘personhood’ laws threaten embryonic stem cell research
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor and professor of law, emerita, is quoted.
PC Magazine: TikTok users get real about Monkeypox to fight stereotypes, reduce stigma
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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