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  Wednesday, Oct. 13, 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 community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results among members of the university community for the fall 2021 semester.
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Robinson named president of National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Renã A.S. Robinson, associate professor of chemistry and Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor Faculty Fellow, has been named president of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.
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Author Sasha Issenberg discusses 25-year battle for same-sex marriage in U.S. during Vanderbilt visit
The contentious policy and political battles that led to legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States were highlighted in an in-person and virtual talk by journalist and author Sasha Issenberg at Sarratt Cinema on Oct. 11, marking the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day.  
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Vanderbilt 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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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Be aware of your digital footprint
Do you know how much of your personal information is being collected and shared online? Get tips for how to raise awareness of your digital footprint and protect yourself online.
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts immigration panel Oct. 19
“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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Application deadline for new round of internal teaching grants is Friday
The deadline for faculty to submit applications for the upcoming second round of internal teaching grants is Friday, Oct. 15. Funds will be available on Dec. 1.
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Vanderbilt to host cooking demo Friday to shed light on food waste
Vanderbilt University Campus Dining is collaborating with the James Beard Foundation, the Nashville Food Waste Initiative and the Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge to host the “Waste-Not” cooking demonstration Oct. 15.
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Second interest session for Disability employee affinity group is Oct. 21
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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Questions about Open Enrollment? Get answers at upcoming benefits lab
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet your needs. Virtual one-on-one information sessions are available, as well as an in-person benefits lab on Wednesday, Oct. 27.
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Open Enrollment 2022: Understanding how your pharmaceutical profile works in each health plan option
Prescription drug coverage is included with both Vanderbilt health plan options for 2022, but costs apply differently depending on which plan you choose. You should evaluate your prescription costs to determine the price you will pay under each plan.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
While Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month is officially celebrated in May, Vanderbilt’s celebration takes place annually during the fall semester from October to early November. APIDA is a celebration honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi Americans.
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‘Creating Presentations That Stick: Engaging Your Audience’ Oct. 19
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’ Oct. 21
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “CliftonStrengths for Employees” on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. CT.


COVID-19 Updates

Free flu shots and COVID booster shots available for Vanderbilt community  

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

‘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

Young Commodores fans invited to join Mr. C’s Kids Club

Share your opinion of bike, sidewalk improvements needed in Nashville

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

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

American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Open Enrollment: Detailed guide available, what’s changed for 2022 and health insurance premiums

It’s time to Go for the Gold; earn up to $240 reward

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

Depression checkup during pandemic days


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· OCT ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab hosts conversation series
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center presents ‘Down Syndrome and ADHD’
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: Climate change is already shocking our food chain
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this opinion piece.
The Washington Post: Haiti is a source of refugees today, but it was once a haven for them
Jesús Ruiz, National Academy of Sciences Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Caribbean History, authored this opinion piece.
BuzzFeed: How a virtual classroom company made millions on software that left many students feeling abandoned
Carolyn Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, is quoted.
National Public Radio: LIBOR pains
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
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