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  Monday, Oct. 18, 2021  
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Annual report highlights university’s actions around equity, diversity and inclusion 
Vanderbilt has released its 2020–21 Report for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion highlighting the university’s commitment to several actionable objectives that were outlined in the July 2020 commitment to strengthening equity, diversity and inclusion at the university.  
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Open Enrollment now open
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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Ask an Expert: Should I get the flu shot and COVID-19 booster at the same time?
Lori Rolando, assistant professor of clinical medicine, shares the latest guidance on when to get the flu shot and the COVID-19 booster shot.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Best practices for managing your passwords
Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer and personal information. The stronger your password, the more protected your computer will be from hackers and malicious software.
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Employee flu vaccinations available at Student Life Center Oct. 22, 29
Vanderbilt Occupational Health will host two FLUla-2-Uza events, open to faculty, staff and postdocs, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29 in the Student Life Center Ballroom. 
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Vanderbilt University teams with StoryCorps to document community’s experience during COVID-19 pandemic
Vanderbilt University and StoryCorps are teaming up to capture the diverse stories and experiences of the VU community during the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of spaces are available to participate in the recordings, which will take place on campus Nov. 1–4.
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Students share immersive research projects at fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair
The annual fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair was held Sept. 30 and included virtual presentations via Zoom as well as in-person presentations at the Student Life Center.
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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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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts immigration panel tomorrow
“Immigration and Inclusion: Who Decides Who Belongs in America,” a panel of Vanderbilt history and legal scholars and political scientists, will discuss the evolving definition of “citizen” throughout the course of American history and the shift toward inclusiveness. The virtual event will be broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at noon CT.
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New documentary on Nashville public schools to screen at Peabody College
“By Design: The Shaping of Nashville’s Public Schools” will screen on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Wyatt Center Rotunda for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, and a livestream will be made available for wider public viewing. Advance registration is required to participate.
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Second interest session for Disability employee affinity group is Thursday
A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Disability employee affinity group is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 21, at noon CT. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. 
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Interest session for Latinx employee affinity group set for Oct. 26
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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‘Creating Presentations That Stick: Engaging Your Audience’ tomorrow
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Creating Presentations That Stick: Engaging Your Audience” on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon CT.
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HR’s Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘CliftonStrengths for Employees’ is Thursday
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “CliftonStrengths for Employees” on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CT.
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Portion of sidewalk near Eskind Library, VUMC Adult Hospital closed
To expand an MRI mechanical room at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Adult Hospital, a portion of the walkway near Eskind Library and the Adult Hospital will be temporarily closed starting Saturday, Oct. 16.


COVID-19 Updates

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

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

Memorial tribute scheduled on campus for Vereen Bell

‘Mastodons to Mississippians’ author, Tennessee state archaeologist to speak Oct. 19

Avoiding ‘helicopter’ parenting topic of Parenting Group meeting Oct. 21

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

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

Faculty training sessions available for VERA

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

Share your opinion of bike, sidewalk improvements needed in Nashville

TEDxVanderbiltUniversity speaker applications now open; event scheduled for April 10, 2022

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Project Support and Rural Arts Project Support

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access Annual Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program

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

American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Plan your flu shot with the help of FLUla-2-Uza


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab hosts fall conversation series
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center presents: ‘Down Syndrome and ADHD’
· 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
Time: Washington wants to regulate Facebook’s algorithm. That might be unconstitutional
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Johnson & Johnson recipients may benefit from a booster, but perhaps a different shot, new data suggests
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Vox: Can the U.S. cut drug prices without sacrificing new cures?
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
USA Today: ‘Break up’ with J&J? Some are ready to try Pfizer or Moderna as FDA panel considers boosters.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Chalkbeat: School mask mandates compel Tennessee Gov. Lee to walk a tightrope as election year approaches
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
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