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  Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021  
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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.
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School of Nursing Dean Pamela Jeffries honored with endowed chair
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Pamela R. Jeffries has been awarded the Valere Potter Distinguished Chair in Nursing.
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Sustainability, inclusion advancements highlighted in FutureVU FY2021 Progress Report
Vanderbilt University made significant strides during fiscal year 2021 in sustainable building and landscape projects, accessibility improvements and transportation and mobility initiatives, even through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Calipari named Dean’s Faculty Fellow
Erin Calipari, assistant professor of pharmacology and a member of the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research, has been named a Dean’s Faculty Fellow of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences.
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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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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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Nominations open for spring 2022 faculty awards recognizing research, service
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 physical devices
When it comes to ensuring the safety of your digital devices, protecting their physical security is just as important as technology best practices, such as creating strong passwords or updating software. The following steps can help safeguard your devices and the information stored on them.
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Human Resources to host career fairs Dec. 3, 8
Vanderbilt University Human Resources will host two upcoming career fairs. The university currently has approximately 400 open positions and is recruiting for all types of roles, including administrative assistants, administrative managers, early childhood teachers, cooks, community service officers and more.
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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 7
Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Management will host an emergency tabletop exercise on Thursday, 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 Dec. 8 to seek input from VU 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 will be held virtually on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.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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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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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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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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Celebrate the season with 12 Days of Vandy Campus Dining
The fall semester is winding down, and winter break is fast approaching. To help students celebrate the season, Campus Dining is kicking off the 12 Days of Vandy Campus Dining beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1.


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’

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘We Need New Science Stories’ Dec. 3

MNPS school choice topic of Parenting Group meeting 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

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

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

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

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

Health Plus Mindful Stretch Breaks offered every Wednesday

Play Health Plus Wellness Bingo for a chance at prizes


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Saving the white oaks: Shortage of viable acorns has Tennessee forestry experts worried
James Moore, university landscape architect, is quoted.
CNN: The new omicron variant is a reminder that ‘the virus is still in control’ regardless of COVID-19 fatigue, medical professor says
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
HealthCentral: How to have the ‘Crohn’s talk’ with your boss
Robin Dalal, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Scary Mommy: It’s time for recovery high schools to be the norm
Andrew Finch, professor of the practice of human and organizational development, is quoted.
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