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  Friday, Nov. 19, 2021  
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Chancellor Diermeier and Provost Raver share Thanksgiving wishes
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver shared Thanksgiving wishes in a message to the Vanderbilt community on Friday morning.
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Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, to deliver 2022 Graduates Day address
Reid Hoffman, an accomplished entrepreneur, executive, investor and philanthropist who has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when he delivers the Graduates Day address to the Class of 2022 on May 12.
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USA Today: College professors have a right to provoke and upset you. It’s a part of learning.
Academic institutions owe it to their students and faculty, and to society at large, to guard against radicalization and politicization of ideas by any group, no matter where it falls on the political spectrum, writes Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in this opinion piece.
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Churchwell discusses health equity with American Heart Association, receives honor from NAACP
Dr. André L. Churchwell recently represented Vanderbilt at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions national conference, where he shared his expertise as a physician and as the university’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.
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Humphrey Fellows embark on 10-month professional development program
Twelve Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows arrived this fall at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development for a year of professional development and cultural exchange. This year’s cohort hails from Bangladesh, Barbados, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Pakistan, Philippines, Turkey and Ukraine.
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2022 Outstanding Senior combines passions for leadership, inclusion, volunteerism
Engineering science major Shun Ahmed has a passion for diversity, inclusion and volunteering. Ahmed’s impact throughout her time at Vanderbilt was recognized when she was named 2022 Outstanding Senior, one of the highest honors an undergraduate student can receive at the university.
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Vanderbilt eliminates single-use plastic bottles at athletics venues
Vanderbilt University continues to make significant progress in reducing its overall environmental impact, recently eliminating single-use plastic bottles at all athletics venues across campus.
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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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‘Native Americans in Sports’ panel discussion set for Nov. 19
The Vanderbilt Sports and Society Initiative will host a panel discussion featuring five of the most compelling voices in Native American sports on Friday, Nov. 19, beginning at noon CT.
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Nov. 19–20
This quarterly update is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. and end on Saturday, Nov. 20. Please plan ahead for this period when the system will be unavailable.
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Drone survey project mapping campus utilities scheduled for Nov. 20–24
As part of a project to survey Vanderbilt University’s utilities, drone flights are scheduled Nov. 20–24 throughout campus. The flights are expected to occur daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Backing up your data
Data loss can happen to anyone due to technical system disruption, malicious attack, physical damage, theft or unintentional user error. With all the ways we can lose our data, it has never been more important to securely back it up.
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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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Daily Parking users: West Garage gates operable on Nov. 22 
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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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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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

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

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

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

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs who meet eligibility requirements

COVID-19 testing center closures for Thanksgiving, winter holidays


Take Note

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

Security Notice: Safety reminders and tips

Participate in survey regarding pilot adult day program

VERA live Zoom training sessions for faculty offered in November

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mary Kay Ash Foundation Translational Cancer Research Grant

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

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program

Celebrate good health this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing challenge

A Healthier You: ‘5 Tools for Meaningful Connection’

VKC Lecture: ‘Intro to Extensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit’ Nov. 22

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

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs


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Vanderbilt in the News
El País: One in four Americans does not believe that democracy is better than other forms of government
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
Newsweek: New warning labels on false and misleading tweets work to curb spread, Twitter says
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Newsweek: Kyle Rittenhouse verdict: Fate of Kenosha shooter hinges on this question
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
iHeart Radio: Nashville law professor set to compete in new ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is highlighted.
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