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  Friday, Nov. 5, 2021  
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Vanderbilt updates COVID-19 protocols to comply with executive order
Vanderbilt University has updated its COVID-19 health and safety protocols in accordance with a new executive order issued by the White House.
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University launches new internal faculty funding opportunity; Seeding Success Grant and Rapid Advancement Micro-grant programs continue
A new internal faculty funding program, the Scaling Success Grant, has been established, joining the existing Seeding Success Grant and Rapid Advancement Micro-grant programs. The Scaling Success Grant is designed to support faculty as they scale up to increasingly impactful team research and scholarship.
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Multicultural Community Space celebrates grand opening
The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity joined with campus and community partners to host a grand opening Oct. 27 of the Multicultural Community Space, an exciting new venue created for students in more than 30 student organizations that are part of the Multicultural Leadership Council or are supported by SCSJI.
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Author, columnist Margaret Renkl to lead panel discussion on how Nashville, the South are changing
Author and “New York Times” columnist Margaret Renkl will join Vanderbilt University Press authors Rachel Martin and Steve Haruch to discuss the evolving nature of Nashville and the American South through culture, food, race relations and politics in a special panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
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Researchers reimagine Darwin’s magnificent mystery and the microbiome
Vanderbilt researchers are reimagining Charles Darwin’s work by communicating how the origin of species might depend largely on the microbiome—the totality of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other organisms—living in or on a host body.
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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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Army ROTC cadets learn to ‘stop the bleed’ with lifesaving training
Cadets in Vanderbilt’s Army Reserve Officers Training Corps recently teamed up with Vanderbilt University Medical Center instructors to learn lifesaving techniques first developed on the battlefield.
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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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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Cyberbullying—you’re the first line of defense
Cyberbullying is bullying from someone’s digital presence. It is repeated behavior, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted.
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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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OneGenAway, Vanderbilt seek volunteers for neighborhood healthy food drive tomorrow
Vanderbilt University and the nonprofit OneGenAway are seeking volunteers to lend a hand at a community food drive on Saturday, Nov. 6, that will distribute healthy food to university neighbors.
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Smart power grid leader to deliver Nov. 8 Hall Engineering Lecture
Yilu Liu, who led the effort to create the North American Power Grid Frequency Monitoring Network and is known for her research on electric power systems and smart grids, will deliver the School of Engineering’s fall 2021 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Monday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. CT.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate first-generation students at Nov. 8 event
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and FirstVU, a student-led organization that aims to support, celebrate and empower first-generation students, invite the Vanderbilt community to participate in First-Generation Celebration Day on Monday, Nov. 8. This year’s celebration will be an in-person gathering from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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Native American Heritage Month event to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Nov. 9
Natalie Diaz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, activist and educator, will give a reading and participate in a discussion as part of Native American Heritage Month on Tuesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. CT.
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Panel to share experiences on allyship and what it means to be an ally Nov. 10
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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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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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 Nov. 10
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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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

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

Daylight saving time ends Sunday

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

SAS University Edition boot camp offered Nov. 8

Data Science Institute Summer Research Program info session is Nov. 9

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 9

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

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

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

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day
· NOV ·
  VKC Conversation Series: ‘Understanding How Research Works’
· NOV ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture features UCLA’s Goins


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Academics’ work on court cases is common and often uncontroversial. Now it’s under the microscope.
Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of law and economics, is quoted.
Nashville Post: VU picked to lead $5M Air Force project
Ronald Schrimpf, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Electrical Engineering, is quoted.
Associated Press: U.S. gives final clearance to COVID-19 shots for kids 5 to 11
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Why are we microdosing vaccines for kids?
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The New York Times Magazine: Inside the unraveling of American Zionism
Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Daylight-saving time ends Sunday. Four ways to win the transition.
Beth Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development and professor of neurology, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Drug price overhaul on tap for Medicare if Congress doesn’t act
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Gov. Bill Lee on whether he’ll sign the COVID-19 bill: ‘We’ll evaluate’
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
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