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  Friday, Nov. 12, 2021  
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Vanderbilt Athletics unveils new renderings; projects to transform student-athlete and fan experience
Representing the next step in the Vandy United campaign, Vanderbilt University today unveiled artists’ renderings for multiple cornerstone projects and provided further details and timelines for an effort that will redefine the future of Vanderbilt Athletics.
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Provost announces new program to enhance faculty support for undergraduate research
A new faculty funding initiative announced today by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver will strengthen one of Vanderbilt’s defining undergraduate experiences—the opportunity to work alongside renowned faculty during the summer in the pursuit of discovery and innovation.
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NSF grants support Vanderbilt in
high-tech archaeology information revolution
Vanderbilt archaeologist and historical anthropologist Steve Wernke and postdoctoral fellow Giles Morrow are exploring the remains of a 16th-century church high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, all while giving Vanderbilt students a front-row seat to the research using virtual reality, artificial intelligence and geospatial technologies.
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WATCH: Author and ‘New York Times’ columnist Margaret Renkl, fellow writers discuss changes in Nashville and the South
Author and “New York Times” columnist Margaret Renkl joined Vanderbilt University Press authors Rachel Martin and Steve Haruch and former Nashville mayor and Vanderbilt adjunct professor Bill Purcell on Nov. 9 to discuss the evolution of Nashville and the American South.
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Dinner series helps students learn what it means to thrive at VU
Opportunities for deep discussion of what it means to grow and flourish at Vanderbilt are the focus of the Thrive Dinner Series, part of the larger Sophomore Experience program focused on transfer students and the Class of 2024.
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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: Be aware of identity theft
Identity theft is when someone uses your personal or financial information without your permission to potentially cause you personal or financial harm. Learn some measures you can take to protect yourself from identity theft.
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‘Lovelaces’ and ‘Wingman Telegram,’ two pandemic-themed plays, to premier at Neely Auditorium
Vanderbilt University Theatre will premiere “Lovelaces” and “Wingman Telegram”—two pandemic-themed plays written by Vanderbilt students—at Neely Auditorium Nov. 12–14.
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Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 15–19
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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Supporting siblings of children with special needs topic of Parenting Group talk Nov. 16
Emily Holl, director of the Sibling Support Project, will discuss “Siblings: Concerns, Opportunities and Effective Support Strategies” on Tuesday, Nov. 16, beginning at noon CT. Her online talk is sponsored by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center.
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Register to attend Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase Nov. 17
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 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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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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‘Digital Body Language: Is That What They Meant?!’ Nov. 16
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team for “Digital Body Language: Is That What They Meant?!” on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon CT.
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‘CliftonStrengths for Employees’
Nov. 17
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.
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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

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

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

‘Mass’ film screening and panel discussion at Belcourt Nov. 13; free tickets available

Nashville Transgender Day of Remembrance service set for Nov. 16

‘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

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

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

Security Notice: Sexual assault

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

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

Celebrate good health this holiday season with Hold the Stuffing challenge

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program


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Vanderbilt in the News
Financial Times: Liquidity drought in Treasury market accompanies unexpected rally
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
Newsweek: Will Kyle Rittenhouse be acquitted? What Gaige Grosskreutz testimony means for trial
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
MarketWatch: Latinos say darker skin color limits their opportunities—another impact of colorism
Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of law and economics, is quoted.
USA Today: Should only Jewish actresses play Jewish roles? Some say Hollywood has a ‘Jewface’ problem
Judy Klass, senior lecturer in English and Jewish studies, is quoted.
Tech Crunch: New venture fund aims to be the ‘investment and innovation arm’ of the autism community’
Jennifer Frist, co-founder of Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, is quoted.
The Scientist: Screen of 250,000 species reveals tweaks to genetic code
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, is quoted.
Associated Press: Nicaragua’s Ortega decries foes who question his re-election
Elizabeth Zechmeister, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair, professor of political science and director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
The New York Times: To testify or not? There are no simple answers for defendants in self-defense cases.
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
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