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  Friday, Dec. 10, 2021  
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Wilson Fund continues extraordinary impact on Vanderbilt music library, students and scholars
The vision of one of Vanderbilt University’s most influential benefactors, David K. “Pat” Wilson, BA’41, and his family will bring transformational change to the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, which provides unique resources and services to the Blair School of Music.
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WATCH: Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist leads discussion on finding compromise in Congress
Former Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist shared examples from his time in political office and gave advice on what could help current lawmakers work toward compromise in a recent panel discussion on effective lawmaking.
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Raver, Lee, Seabolt to speak at TEDxVanderbiltUniversityWomen today
TEDxVanderbiltUniversity will host a virtual event on Friday, Dec. 10, featuring C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director; and Kathleen Seabolt, executive director of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center.
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Nominations close Monday for spring 2022 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Dec. 13, for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Now open: Application portals for Seeding Success and Scaling Success internal funding programs, virtual town hall registration
The application portals for the new Scaling Success Grant and the Seeding Success Grant are now open. For more information on the application processes for these faculty internal funding programs, register to join a virtual town hall with Vice Provost Padma Raghavan and Research Development and Support staff on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m.
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VU alumnus named 2023 Schwarzman Scholar
Aaron Niederman, BS’20, has been named to the 2023 class of Schwarzman Scholars. The program, among the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships, brings together the best minds from around the world to study the economic, political and cultural landscape of China.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Securing your home network
Your home network refers to the connections among your devices, computers, routers, baby monitors, etc., and the internet. In today’s environment and with the prevalence of remote work, securing your home network is more important than ever.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks feedback through community survey
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting feedback from community members on service and satisfaction. The short survey will allow the VU community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvement and safety concerns.
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Faculty, staff get additional discount at Vanderbilt Bookstore today
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff will receive a 10 percent discount in addition to their regular 10 percent discount on Friday, Dec. 10, for a total of 20 percent off regularly priced clothing, general reading books and gifts.
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Turkey Toss 2021 set for Dec. 17
Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars are invited to participate in Turkey Toss 2021 on Friday, Dec. 17, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The drive-through event will take place in Lot 5A at the corner of 21st Avenue South and Terrace Place.
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VU employees can get free tickets to Vanderbilt basketball in December
In the spirit of the holiday season, Vanderbilt Athletics is offering free basketball tickets as a thank you to all Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdocs for their hard work within the campus community.
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10th Annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium features expert in AI-powered computational cardiology
Learn about artificial intelligence and how developing a “digital twin” for the heart has improved human health during the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering annual symposium on Dec. 15.
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Learn about beer’s role in biomedical research with Vanderbilt experts and alumni
Vanderbilt alumni and the founders of Jackalope Brewing Co. and Yazoo Brewing Co. will join Vanderbilt researchers for a Dec. 16 virtual discussion about beer and fermentation science.
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Human Resources to launch new, comprehensive HR|Anchored newsletter
Human Resources announces HR|Anchored, a new monthly newsletter. The Human Resources team has thoughtfully designed the newsletter to keep faculty and staff informed about all things HR.
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Review personal information in preparation for W-2s
As the end of the year approaches, the Payroll Department encourages all employees to review their personal information to ensure their W-2 will be accurate.
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VU employees to receive Open Enrollment confirmation statement via email
In the coming days, employees should expect to receive a confirmation email from VU’s benefits vendor, Benefit Express. This email contains a link to your Open Enrollment confirmation statement, which contains all of your benefits elections for calendar year 2022.
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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the university community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results for the fall 2021 semester.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closures for upcoming winter holidays

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs

COVID-19 vaccination leave available for employees accompanying children to get vaccinated

Archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience

Vanderbilt resets COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, increases eligible salary to $150,000


Take Note

Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show is Dec. 10

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

EAT convenes students, scholars and hosts for food, friendship and cultural exchange

Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename design lab in professor’s honor

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

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

Security Notice: Sexual assault

HR offers resources for navigating well-being during the holidays

Nutrition Corner: Satisfy your sweet tooth with health in mind

Play Health Plus Wellness Bingo for a chance at prizes

Health Plus Mindful Stretch Breaks offered every Wednesday


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  'The Tenure/
Promotion Process at Vanderbilt: A Guide for New Faculty'
· JAN ·
  ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’
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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg Law: Biden’s thorny options for changing the Supreme Court
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The New York Times: New COVID pills offer hope as omicron looms
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
Associated Press: Michigan attorney general will review Oxford school shooting
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
The Washington Post: House Democrats denounce South Dakota, other U.S. states as hubs for financial secrecy
Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita, is quoted.
The New York Times Magazine: We’re getting close to ‘universal’ vaccines. It hasn’t been easy.
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Contemporary Clinic: Expert: Conditions in which trauma affects the body have some genetic contribution
Lea Davis, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Health: Nick Cannon’s 5-month-old son died after developing hydrocephalus from brain tumor—here’s how that can happen
Adam Esbenshade, John N. Lukens, Jr. Chair in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology and associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Nashville Medical News: Potential Rett syndrome drug shows promising results in phase 3 trial
Jeffrey Neul, professor of pediatrics and Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, and Cary Fu, assistant professor of pediatrics, are quoted.
NBC News: COVID outbreak aboard cruise ship highlights difficulty of keeping virus at bay
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Being Patient: Every deep-drawn breath: Dr. Wes Ely on dementia after the ICU
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
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