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  Wednesday, Nov. 24, 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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Campus leaders, students enjoy early Thanksgiving dinner
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion André Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Associate Provost and Dean of Students G.L. Black joined students for an early Thanksgiving celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 22.
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Jon Kaas receives Society for Neuroscience’s highest honor for pathbreaking cerebral cortex research
Distinguished psychology professor Jon Kaas has received the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience, the highest recognition from the Society for Neuroscience, for his pathbreaking work in illuminating the structure and function of the cerebral cortex and plasticity in the developing and adult brain.
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The pioneer behind Shea Ralph: A mother and daughter’s basketball journey tells the story of a new era of equality
Years before Vanderbilt basketball head coach Shea Ralph’s generation helped set a standard for women who aspire and act to change the world through sports, her mother, Marsha Lake, traveled to the Soviet Union as part of a team that represented the United States on the world stage for the first time in the Title IX era.  
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Burkewitz awarded $100,000 to conduct longevity research at the cellular level
Kristopher Burkewitz, assistant professor of cell and developmental biology, has been awarded $100,000 from the American Federation for Aging Research and the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to research the biological aging process.
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Vanderbilt offers reminders about COVID-19 safety during the holidays
The Thanksgiving and winter holidays are traditionally a time of gathering with family and friends. As with all aspects of life in a pandemic, however, best safety practices require us to adjust our expectations and behaviors.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Keeping your operating system and software up to date
Updating the operating system and software on our machines is critical to our collective digital safety and online presence. The faster you update, the sooner you can feel you have laid the foundation for securing your data.
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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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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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Submit biweekly time cards, report holiday time in advance of Thanksgiving holiday
Biweekly employees and student workers are strongly encouraged to submit their time cards, and their managers are encouraged to approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed and prior to departure for the Thanksgiving holiday, unless the employee will be working during the holiday and/or weekend.
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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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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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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.
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Daily Parking users: West Garage gates now operable
The West Garage is transitioning to the same gate system as other Daily Parking locations on Monday, Nov. 22. You will be required to tap your Vanderbilt ID card or mobile credentials to enter the lot instead of using the ParkMobile app.
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HR offers resources for navigating well-being during the holidays
Vanderbilt University offers a host of resources designed to help employees maintain and improve their well-being.
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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.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closures for Thanksgiving, 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

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

VERA live Zoom training sessions for faculty offered in November

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

Golden Dores to discuss employee retirement Dec. 9

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

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

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

Participate in survey regarding pilot adult day program

Celebrate good health this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing challenge

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program

A Healthier You: ‘5 Tools for Meaningful Connection’


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Self-defense or deadly overreaction? In a nation awash with guns and racial division, it’s often hard to tell
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
Chalkbeat: The future of geographic screens for NYC’s high schools is up in the air amid concerns over diversity, commutes
Sean Corcoran, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
Reuters: Explainer: All U.S. adults qualify for COVID-19 boosters; which is best?
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
Newsweek: FDA approves booster shots for all adults but too late to stop winter surge
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Scientists identify way to predict response to antidepressants
Steven Hollon, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences and professor of psychology, is quoted.
The New York Times: Review: An orchestra offers a novel view of music history
Associate Professor of Musicology Douglas Shadle’s 2015 book, Orchestrating the Nation, is cited.
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