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  Monday, Nov. 22, 2021  
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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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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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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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New series will support new faculty development
The Office of Faculty Affairs is launching a faculty development series dedicated to providing meaningful resources to new faculty throughout their first academic year and continuing support as they settle into their Vanderbilt careers.
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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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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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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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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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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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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

New 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

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

VERA live Zoom training sessions for faculty offered in November

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

EAT convenes students, scholars and hosts for food, friendship and cultural exchange

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

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

Participate in survey regarding pilot adult day program

Celebrate good health this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing challenge

A Healthier You: ‘5 Tools for Meaningful Connection’

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: College professors have a right to provoke and upset you. It’s a part of learning.
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this opinion piece.
Business Insider: Warren accuses GOP senator of ‘Red Scare tactics’ after he suggests Biden nominee is a communist because of where she was born
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
Radio France Internationale: Un cuarto de los americanos no ve la democracia como el mejor sistema de gobierno
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
The Hill: Arbery prosecutors grill defendant McMichael in cross-examination
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: New report calls for investment in early childhood education
Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development and professor of psychology, is quoted.
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