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  Wednesday, Nov. 10, 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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Vanderbilt Unity Project co-chair honored with new role at National Cathedral
Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Professor of American Presidency at Vanderbilt University, was formally installed as Canon Historian of the Washington National Cathedral on Nov. 7.
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Veterans celebrated at breakfast event Nov. 11, Salute to Service game Nov. 13
Military veterans on campus will be celebrated at a breakfast reception on Thursday, Nov. 11, and at the annual Salute to Service football game on Saturday, Nov. 13, just two of the ways Vanderbilt University will commemorate Veterans Day 2021.
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Panel to share experiences on allyship and what it means to be an ally today
Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty and students to discuss meaningful allyship and steps one can take to be a good ally on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. CT.
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COVID-19 vaccination leave available for employees accompanying children to get vaccinated
All benefits-eligible staff members, whether working remotely or on campus, can use COVID-19 vaccination leave when accompanying their children to get vaccinated.
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Stacy Klein-Gardner receives 2021 ASEE Lifetime Achievement Award
Stacy Klein-Gardner, adjunct professor of the practice of biomedical engineering, has received a 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pre-College Engineering Education Division of the American Society of Engineering Education.
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NSF awards $4M to expand national high school engineering program
The National Science Foundation has awarded partner institutions $4 million over the next three years to broaden the impact of Engineering for US All, an NSF-funded program that makes engineering more accessible to high school students and educators. Stacy Klein-Gardner serves as co-director and co-PI for e4usa.
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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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Annual VPA symposium promotes collaboration; research excellence awards announced
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association’s 15th annual symposium, featuring a keynote seminar, poster sessions and presentations and talks by university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral scholars, was held Nov. 1.
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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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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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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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‘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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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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‘Employee Motivation: From Theory to Practice’ is today
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team for “Employee Motivation: From Theory to Practice” on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT.
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Learn about tuition benefit for VU employees Nov. 11
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team for “Back to School with Vanderbilt’s Employee Tuition Program” on Thursday, Nov. 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. CT.
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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.


COVID-19 Updates

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

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

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Sexual Trauma and Trauma-informed Care’ Nov. 10

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Interior Chinatown’ Nov. 10

‘Self-care Tips for Family Caregivers’ Nov. 10

‘Race, Religion and Black Lives Matter’ book launch and panel discussion Nov. 12

Nashville Transgender Day of Remembrance service set for Nov. 16

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

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

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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The Atlantic: The forgotten secret of Trump’s success
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The Week: The trouble with polling
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Hey, Elon: We made a $6 billion plan to end world hunger
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this story.
Insider: The judge in the Ahmaud Arbery case said there appeared to be ‘intentional discrimination’ in jury selection. Here’s why the trial moved forward anyway.
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
USA Today Network: Haitians on Delmarva rally to help their own through tragedies and slim options
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
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