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  Monday, Nov. 29, 2021  
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Vanderbilt Giving Tuesday to emphasize belonging and inclusion
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, when Vanderbilt will shine a spotlight on some of the initiatives that help support its incredible and diverse community. Alumni, donors, friends and community members are invited to make a gift to advance belonging and help create an inclusive campus where everyone can grow to their full potential.
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Doctoral student conducts first-ever study of life expectancy among different Asian American ethnic groups
Darwin Baluran, a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, sought to investigate the intermixture of ethnicities included under the “Asian” racial category—one of the nation’s fastest-growing groups—and the health of these groups in the United States.
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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.
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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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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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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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Learn about the science of longevity with Vanderbilt experts in virtual event
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly Lab-to-Table Conversation will bring together research experts on Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a virtual discussion about our current understanding of the biology of longevity.
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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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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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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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HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’
Human Resources is offering a new learning opportunity for university leaders. “Compliance Fundamentals” is intended for leaders who have staff reporting to them as well as for administrative officers and administrative managers.
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Annual parking permit holders: Center Garage upper deck to close permanently 
Annual parking permit holders should note that the upper deck of the Center Garage (Lot 206A) will close permanently on Monday, Nov. 29. The lower level will remain open.


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

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

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

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

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

Celebrate good health this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing challenge

Participate in survey regarding pilot adult day program

A Healthier You: ‘5 Tools for Meaningful Connection’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Financial Times: Growthflation takes hold
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
Newsweek: The Left’s Kevin McCarthy attacks are fuel for his fire
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Introducing ‘regenerative,’ the new climate buzzword
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
Reason: The D.C. Metro is still a mess, but a ‘carpocalypse’ has yet to materialize
The research of Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is cited.
The National Jurist: Vanderbilt law professor to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ Professors Tournament
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: The FDA will soon decide on Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill. It shows promise, but there are also concerns
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
L’Opinion: L’Amérique latine prête à céder aux sirènes des ‘caudillos’
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
Religion News Service: Survey: Americans think bad things just happen; God is not responsible
Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and professor of ethics and society, is quoted.
Healthline: Why hospitalizations, deaths may be better indicators of the COVID-19 pandemic than new cases
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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