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  Monday, Oct. 25, 2021  
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Vanderbilt acorns to become forests of the future
With the cooler fall temperatures, Vanderbilt’s iconic white oaks have begun dropping their acorns. While the campus squirrels are busily storing their share, Vanderbilt has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Forestry to collect acorns to seed the forests of the future.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Phishing—be cautious of what you click
Phishing scams are a form of social engineering attack where attackers pose as a reputable source to deliver a fake email that looks and feels real. The fake email is designed to trick you into clicking a link or downloading an attachment to steal your personal information or infect your computer.
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Open Enrollment underway through Friday
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet your needs. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment during October 2021 for calendar year 2022 benefits.
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Benefits on-campus lab is Wednesday
Open Enrollment is now underway until Friday, Oct. 29, at 11:59 p.m. CT. If you need help enrolling or don’t have access to a computer, stop by the benefits on-campus lab on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kissam C210.
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Employee flu vaccinations available at Student Life Center Friday
Vanderbilt Occupational Health will host a FLUla-2-Uza event, open to faculty, staff and postdocs, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Student Life Center Ballroom. 
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Blasting for residential college in West End Neighborhood to begin today
Blasting for the foundation of Residential College C in the West End Neighborhood is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 25.
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Interest session for Latinx employee affinity group is tomorrow
A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Latinx employee affinity group is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m. CT. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom.
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Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program open Oct. 26
Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program will open on Tuesday, Oct. 26. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts.
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HR’s Employee Learning and Engagement presents: ‘4 Stages of Psychological Safety’ Oct. 28
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “4 Stages of Psychological Safety” on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT.
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Center for Teaching celebrates 35 years; special panel set for Oct. 29
The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching will celebrate its 35th anniversary by hosting a special panel featuring CFT staff and graduate fellow alumni on Friday, Oct. 29, and a virtual reunion for current and former center staff and graduate fellows on Thursday, Oct. 28.
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VPA will host 15th annual symposium Nov. 1
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host its annual symposium on Monday, Nov. 1, featuring poster sessions and talks by Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral scholars.
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Panel to discuss ‘Pandemic America: Where the &$@! Are We Heading?’ Nov. 2
The Department of Medicine, Health and Society will host a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 2, featuring esteemed panelists discussing the future of America, post-pandemic. The event will provide insight into where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and what we can do about it.
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Annual Cuninggim Lecture: ‘Calling in the Calling-out Culture’ Nov. 3
Loretta J. Ross, visiting associate professor of the study of women and gender at Smith College, will present the annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Ross will discuss “Calling in the Calling-out Culture” beginning at 5 p.m. CT via Zoom.
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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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Interested in federal STEM policy and advocacy? Two virtual seminars offered in November
Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events for undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8.
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Follow these tips for a safe Halloween
With Halloween soon upon us, Vanderbilt University Public Safety is sharing guidelines with the VU community to promote a safe and enjoyable holiday.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt University teams with StoryCorps to document community’s experience during COVID-19 pandemic

Vanderbilt resets COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, increases eligible salary to $150,000

WATCH: Town halls discussing health and safety protocols for fall

What you need to know: Why Vanderbilt is conducting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing


Take Note

Estate planning, elder law and probate discussion is Oct. 27

Memorial tribute scheduled on campus for Vereen Bell Oct. 30

Final days for Go for the Gold; deadline is Oct. 31

VERA soft launch phase 2 begins Nov. 1

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Gaslighting in the Workplace’ Nov. 4

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

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

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

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: St. Baldrick’s Foundation Scholar (Career Development) Awards

Study seeks African American adults for Alzheimer’s disease storytelling research

American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center presents: ‘Down Syndrome and ADHD’
· OCT ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab hosts fall conversation series
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day
· NOV ·
  VKC Conversation Series: ‘Understanding How Research Works’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: Viral video, opinions challenge Georgia jury selection for Arbery case
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
NPR: While COVID still rages, anti-vaccine activists will gather for a big conference
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Is a Moderna, Pfizer or J&J COVID-19 booster shot best for you? What to know about mixing vaccines
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Reuters: U.S. CDC signs off on Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters, mix-and-match shots
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Pharmacy Times: How the national blood shortage may impact patient care, outcomes
Jennifer Andrews, associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
The Indianapolis Star: Indiana Sen. Scott Baldwin responds to record showing he is an Oath Keepers member
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
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