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  Monday, Jan. 24, 2022  
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Health experts to discuss COVID perspectives and vaccination hesitancy
The School of Nursing will host a webinar featuring a panel of public health and prevention experts on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CT to discuss “COVID Perspectives, Values and Vaccination Hesitancy.” The event is free, but registration is required.
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2021 W-2s now available
Vanderbilt University employees may now view their 2021 W-2 forms in Oracle Cloud. Paper copies of W-2s for those who did not make the “electronic only” election in Oracle have been mailed to the resident address on file.
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Book talk Jan. 24: ‘The Spirit of Our Work’
Cynthia Dillard, the newly appointed dean of the College of Education at Seattle University, will discuss her book, “The Spirit of Our Work: Black Women Teachers (Re)member,” at a virtual event on Monday, Jan.  24. Dillard’s talk is sponsored by the Peabody Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Nominations open for eighth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows
The nomination window is now open for the eighth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers.
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Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2022 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 25.
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D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine to deliver Law School’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture Jan. 31
Karl A. Racine, attorney general for the District of Columbia, will deliver Vanderbilt Law School’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Monday, Jan. 31, beginning at 12:30 p.m. CT via Zoom. The lecture is free, but advanced registration is required to attend.
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‘The Science of Flavor’ virtual event to take place Jan. 31
Join taste experts, scientists and a Nashville chef to learn about the science behind flavor in a virtual event on Monday, Jan. 31, at noon CT.
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‘Microlearning Series on Positive Psychology: Awe’ Jan. 31
Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement and Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections will present  “A Microlearning Series on Positive Psychology: Awe” on Monday, Jan. 31, from 11:30 a.m. to noon CT.  
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Vanderbilt Microbiome Innovation Center offers analytics workshop Feb. 22–23
The Vanderbilt Microbiome Innovation Center’s annual workshop series will introduce participants to a hands-on analytical and experimental workflow as well as web-based visual tools for investigating the microbiome. Each participant will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion. 
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Applications open for Map the System competition
Students may now apply to participate in Map the System, the Wond’ry’s global systems thinking competition that prepares students to understand and help resolve complex social and environmental problems confronting our communities.
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iDialogues program accepting applications through Jan. 31
The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity’s iDialogues program is a 10-week educational series that creates an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to engage in intergroup dialogue through the lens of social group identity, power dynamics, conflict and community.
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Applications open for Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides Vanderbilt undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The goal of DSI–SRP is to encourage and enhance student-faculty mentoring and joint research efforts in data science.
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Apply now for Data Science for Social Good program
Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for Data Science for Social Good, a 10-week experience where participants work as part of a data science team on a pre-selected project for a not-for-profit organization, Vanderbilt group or government organization.
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Excellence in Podcasting Competition underway; students invited to submit applications by April 1
The second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition will recognize exceptional student creations. This competition is open to current undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University.


COVID-19 Updates

Prescription benefit now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

All you need to know about faculty COVID-19 testing

All you need to know about staff COVID-19 testing

All you need to know about student COVID-19 testing

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs who meet eligibility requirements

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know

Vanderbilt to provide KN95 masks for all students, faculty, postdocs and on-campus staff


Take Note

VKC to host ‘Risks of Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome and Introduction to a Research Study’ Jan. 25

Applications for Seeding Success, Scaling Success internal funding programs due Feb. 2

Enroll in Control is the Goal blood pressure management program; begins Feb. 3

Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11

Save the date: Brain Blast 2022 is March 26

Study seeks African American adults for Alzheimer’s disease storytelling research

Alcohol drinkers sought for research study

School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt fosters unique research opportunities for promising teen scientists

Share your feedback on Nashville’s action plan for transportation and pedestrian safety 

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal obesity, metabolic risk

Upskill your new year with HR Employee Learning and Engagement

VERA offers training resources for faculty

‘Organize, Plan and Own Your Financial Future’ Jan. 26

HR Employee Learning and Engagement launches small group life design series for employees


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Sheryl Crow, Rivers Rutherford headline Shade Tree Benefit Feb. 16
· MAR ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Vanishing Half’ March 2


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Efforts to rein in Big Tech may be running out of time
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
Associated Press: Push to stop House map carving Nashville has legal obstacles
James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Omicron leaves testing labs overwhelmed, causing frustrating delays to get results
Buddy Creech, Edie Carrell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics; William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine; and Romney Humphries, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, are quoted.
Nashville Scene: Kate Daniels’ ‘Slow Fuse of the Possible’ stands along a psychological edge
Kate Daniels, Edwin Mims Professor of English, is quoted.
The Guardian: Microsoft’s Activision merger faces real-world barriers to metaverse mission
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
Insider: Omicron is infecting more kids than any prior variant. Here are the most common symptoms in children, according to experts.
Buddy Creech, Edie Carrell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
ABC News: Many COVID-19 vaccine side effects caused by placebo effect: Study
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Mocktails are 100 proof millennial market gold
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
Outlook: Politics of Emotions: The heart has its reasons
Anand Vivek Taneja, assistant professor of religious studies, is quoted.
The New York Times: Their DNA hides a warning, but they don’t want to know what it says
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
NBC News: Is omicron really less severe? ICUs more slammed than ever, doctors say
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
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