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  Monday, Oct. 11, 2021  
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Marnett stepping down as dean of Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences
Lawrence J. Marnett, who has served as dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine Basic Sciences since its creation in 2016 and has led its dramatic ascension as one of the nation’s top biomedical research and doctoral programs, will step down as dean effective June 30, 2022.
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Provost Cybele Raver: An anchoring leader and scholar
As Vanderbilt’s Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver marks her first 100 days at the university, colleagues reflect on her principles and values as a leader and scholar.
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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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Engineering faculty member selected as co-author for Fifth National Climate Assessment
Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been selected as a contributor to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a quadrennial report on the varied impacts and risks presented by global climate change across the country.
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Author Sasha Issenberg to discuss tumultuous legal fight for same-sex marriage in America today
Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 11 for a special on-campus event discussing the policy and political battles that led to legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. Issenberg is the author of “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage.”
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Jason Isbell to speak on addiction and sobriety with Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research tomorrow at noon
Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell will talk about the impact of COVID-19 on addiction and sobriety and the intersection of sobriety, addiction and music in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ next Lab-to-Table Conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at noon CT.
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Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for tomorrow
Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
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Application deadline for new round of internal teaching grants is Oct. 15
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 Oct. 15 cooking demo 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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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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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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Fire alarm test at 17th and Horton Building scheduled for Wednesday
A fire alarm test at the 17th and Horton Building, formerly known as the Sony Building, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13, beginning at 9 a.m. The test is expected to last a couple of hours.
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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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Volunteer with Tutor Nashville, make a difference in a student’s life
Tutor Nashville, Vanderbilt’s partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools’ high-impact tutoring program, is seeking volunteer tutors to make a difference in a student’s life. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12.
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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

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

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

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

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

Faculty training sessions available for VERA

Share your opinion of bike, sidewalk improvements needed in Nashville

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

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 SebastianStrong Foundation Discovery Science Award

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

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

Health Plus will be on campus with Go for the Gold activities and giveaways in October

Depression checkup during pandemic days

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· OCT ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab panel discussion
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt announces $10M donation to law school
Chris Guthrie, John Wade–Kent Syverud Professor of Law and dean of Vanderbilt Law School, is quoted.
Associated Press: Americans agree misinformation is a problem, poll shows
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Guardian (U.K.): ‘Facebook can’t keep its head in the sand’: Five experts debate the company’s future
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Financial Times: U.S. government bond market specialists warn of fragility in Fed pullout
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
ABC News: With COVID-19 mandates rolling out, what to know about religious exemptions
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
The 19th: School districts have begun banning Pride flags as political speech
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt lands $5M grant to develop mosquito technology
Research from Janos Sztipanovits, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Engineering, is featured.
Inside Higher Ed: ‘Demographics are not destiny’
A report co-authored by Lesley Turner, associate professor of economics, is highlighted.
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