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  Wednesday, Nov. 17, 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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Support for democracy across Americas remains lower than a decade ago, new LAPOP Lab survey finds
Democracy is still struggling in the Americas, with citizens reporting high skepticism about electoral democracy, according to the newly released 2021 Pulse of Democracy report from Vanderbilt University’s LAPOP Lab.
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Storytelling initiatives help promote civil discourse across campus
Vanderbilt has launched multiple avenues to practice and teach civil discourse, with the goal of preparing students to have difficult but constructive conversations in an increasingly polarized time.
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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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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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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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Sign up now for Osher Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt winter classes
Registration is open for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt’s winter term, which includes a historical look at women’s athletics, ‘Don Quixote,’ Barack Obama’s presidency and more. Courses are open to all those over age 50.
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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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Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is today
Registration to attend the fall 2021 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is now open. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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‘Native Americans in Sports’ panel discussion set for Friday
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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Celebrate International Education Week through Nov. 19
International Education Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, will be observed at Vanderbilt Nov. 15–19 with a series of campus events.
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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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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launches additional Employee Affinity Groups; upcoming events for existing groups announced
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will launch additional Employee Affinity Groups in the coming weeks and months as part of an ongoing initiative to support university employees. Employee Affinity Groups are employee-led and -facilitated groups formed around interests, backgrounds, identities and common bonds.
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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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‘CliftonStrengths for Employees’ today
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team for “CliftonStrengths for Employees” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CT.
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‘5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace’ Nov. 18
Join the Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team for “Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace” on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CT.


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

Security Notice: Safety reminders and tips

‘Understanding Debt So You Can Take Control’ Nov. 17

VKC Lecture: ‘Digital Equity in Autism Screening and Assessment’ Nov. 18

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

VERA live Zoom training sessions for faculty offered in November

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

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

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

Participate in survey regarding pilot adult day program

Celebrate good health this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing challenge


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Vanderbilt in the News
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Daily Beast: The sneaky, disturbing world of white-nationalist wellness
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: ‘Jeopardy!’ will house tournament of professors
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Legal Talk Network: The trial in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
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