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  Monday, Dec. 6, 2021  
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13 faculty awarded internal grants for teaching
The Office of the Provost has announced the second round of grant recipients for the Course Improvement Grant and Educational Advancement Fund that was established in March. Thirteen faculty members across six of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges will receive support for their teaching.
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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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Raver, Lee, Seabolt to speak at TEDxVanderbiltUniversityWomen Dec. 10
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 for spring 2022 faculty awards open through Dec. 13
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 13.
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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 Dec. 10
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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Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to lead discussion on how to make Congress fight less, compromise more
A panel of experts led by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will discuss “The Keys to Effective Lawmaking in Turbulent Times” on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 12:30 p.m. CT. The virtual discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is free and open to the public.
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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 7
Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Management will host an emergency tabletop exercise on Tuesday, Dec. 7. This exercise will include stakeholders from across the university who could play a key role in response efforts during an emergency or incident affecting campus.
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WeGo Public Transit forum on Dec. 8 to seek input from Vanderbilt community on service changes
WeGo Public Transit and MoveVU are co-hosting a forum open to all—from experienced transit users to those who are considering it as a commute option for the first time—to share transit experiences and learn about new WeGo programs.
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Final new leader orientation of 2021 set for Dec. 9
Employees recently hired or promoted to the role of supervisor or manager are invited to participate in New Leader Orientation. The program, conducted by the Vanderbilt University Human Resources Learning and Engagement team, will be held virtually on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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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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Prepare for upcoming email security enhancement
Vanderbilt University will implement an email security enhancement in January 2022. Users of email campaigns will need to move to the university’s MyEmma solution in order to ensure their messages continue to be delivered.
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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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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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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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Ask an Expert: What do we know about the omicron variant?
Thomas Talbot, professor of medicine and chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, shares what is known about the omicron variant and provides reminders on how to stay protected this season.


COVID-19 Updates

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

HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’

‘Protecting and Enforcing Your Intellectual Property Overseas’ Dec. 7

MNPS school choice topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 8

Register for ‘Eat Well, Live Well: A Nutrition Webinar’ Dec. 8

Golden Dores to discuss employee retirement Dec. 9

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

HR offers resources for navigating well-being during the holidays

Health Plus Mindful Stretch Breaks offered every Wednesday

Play Health Plus Wellness Bingo for a chance at prizes


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Human Resources hosts career fair
· DEC ·
  'The Tenure/
Promotion Process at Vanderbilt: A Guide for New Faculty'


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: Local higher education executives share their biggest concerns
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Bloomberg: An RTO clash is coming for employers eager to bring back workers
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Associated Press: Roe v. Wade nearly fell 30 years ago. Can it survive again?
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Michigan high school shooting suspect displayed warning signs, officials say
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
USA Today: Enrolling in my first health plans felt intimidating, so I got this expert advice on open enrollment.
Mya Roberson, assistant professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Undefeated: Minstrel songs like ‘The Eyes of Texas’ were once common on college football Saturdays in the South
Carrie Allen Tipton, adjunct instructor in music, authored this piece.
Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee environmental regulators relax pollutants standards for TVA on Kingston plant
Loren Lipworth, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
Clinical Advisor: Creating healthy work environments for NPs during the COVID-19 pandemic
April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, is quoted.
Politico: The final vax frontier: toddlers and babies
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Of Note: 3 December 2021
Erin Calipari, assistant professor of pharmacology, is mentioned. Larry Marnett, dean of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, is quoted.
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