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  Wednesday, Oct. 6, 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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Vanderbilt Law School announces $10M gift from private-equity entrepreneur Justin Ishbia, JD’04
Alumnus and Vanderbilt University Board of Trust member Justin Ishbia, JD’04, has donated $10 million to Vanderbilt Law School to support key strategic priorities within the school and to strengthen its position as one of the nation’s premier institutions for legal scholarship.
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Vanderbilt Peabody professors honored with prestigious McGraw Prize
Doug and Lynn Fuchs, research professors in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt Peabody College, have been awarded the 2021 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in PreK-12 Education for their exceptional work on behalf of children with learning disabilities.
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Three Vanderbilt scientists awarded NIH grants for high-risk, high-reward research
Vanderbilt scientists Katherine Aboud, PhD’19, Breann Brown and Will Wan, PhD’14, have received 2021 National Institutes of Health Director’s Awards for their unconventional, bold approaches to research that advances knowledge and enhances health.
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Schrimpf receives IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award
Ronald Schrimpf has received the 2021 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award for contributions to the understanding of radiation effects in semiconductor devices and integrated circuits.
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Research Snapshot: Sugar compounds in breast milk relieve uncomfortable side effects caused by chemotherapy
Steven Townsend, associate professor of chemistry, and Fang Yan, research professor of pediatrics and cell and development biology, have discovered how a sugar in human breast milk mitigates damage to the small intestines caused by chemotherapy-induced mucositis.
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Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for Oct. 12
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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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: What is cybersecurity, and why does it matter?
Have you thought about how much of your daily life relies on technology—how much of your personal information is stored in your computer, smartphone, tablet or even someone else’s devices?
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Volunteer with Tutor Nashville, make a difference in a student’s life
Tutor Nashville, 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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Open Enrollment: Detailed guide available, what’s changed for 2022 and health insurance premiums
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to update or choose the benefits that best meet your needs. Get to know your options now in preparation for enrolling between 8 a.m. Oct. 18 and 11:59 p.m. Oct. 29.
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The Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab to host fall 2021 conversation series with international coffee experts
Join global coffee entrepreneurs and experts throughout October and November for discussions on the socio-economic factors contributing to the coffee industry’s growth.
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’Dores in Dialogue: ‘A Conversation About the History of Hispanic Heritage Month’ is Oct. 8
The next event in the ’Dores in Dialogue series, “A Conversation About the History of Hispanic Heritage Month,” will be on Friday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
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Author Sasha Issenberg to discuss tumultuous legal fight for same-sex marriage in America
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 Oct. 12 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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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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Celebrate LGBTQI History Month with events throughout October
LGBTQI History Month—a time to come together, reflect, celebrate and educate—will be observed at Vanderbilt throughout October. Events are sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life in partnership with others on campus.
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‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’ today
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth” on Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. CT.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagements presents: “Leverage Your EQ at Work” tomorrow
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Leverage Your EQ at Work” on Thursday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to noon 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

What you need to know: COVID-19 quarantine and isolation

What you need to know: Handling missed classes during COVID-19 quarantine


Take Note

Cybersecurity training and updated policies now available

Faculty training sessions available for VERA

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

Fall GIS workshop series set for September, October

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 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program

American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

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

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research

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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Final month for Walking Wednesdays

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

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Digital Commons hosts panel on academic podcasting
· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Union jobs? Ford’s plan for new EV factories raises question
Daniel Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: A Vanderbilt University and TDOT project could create a more consistent commute
Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Insider: Penny stock trading volume has hit a record $548 billion, soaring past 2020 totals as retail investors pour into the market
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Associated Press: Flooded Tennessee town wrestles with how, where to rebuild
Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Bloomberg: How $30-a-pound micro-broccoli will help feed the world
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, wrote this piece.
E&E News: Business titans with climate goals duck reconciliation
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, is quoted.
Morning Consult: Nearly 1 in 5 health care workers have quit their jobs during the pandemic
April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, is quoted.
The Hustler: Debrief with Diermeier: Staying safe and making the most of Vanderbilt
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
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