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  Friday, Oct. 1, 2021  
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Free flu shots and COVID booster shots available for VU community  
Vanderbilt is now offering free flu shots and free Pfizer COVID booster vaccines for eligible members of the Vanderbilt community.
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Nashville Downtown Partnership and Vanderbilt University to bring urbanist Richard Florida to Nashville
Nashville Downtown Partnership and Vanderbilt University are teaming up for a first-of-its-kind collaboration to bring renowned urbanist Richard Florida to Nashville for a special engagement on Nov. 2 .
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Vanderbilt and UT-Knoxville win Sustainable Regional Systems Research Network grant from National Science Foundation
Vanderbilt faculty Jonathan Gilligan and Janey Camp will work with researchers from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and involved entities to propose a large-scale research network with the goal of improving interrelated electric, transportation and communications services in areas with infrastructure served by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
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New Heard Libraries collection documents challenges for country artists of color
The Heard Libraries have acquired the papers of Rissi Palmer, an influential singer-songwriter and Apple Music host who is breaking barriers for country music artists of color. The library’s acquisition is helping Vanderbilt build a world-class archive of African American music in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music.
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WATCH: Campus Dining leaders, members talk about challenges and improvements
David ter Kuile, executive director of Campus Dining, and members of his team discuss the value of being part of the Vanderbilt community and ways they are working to create an excellent environment for students, faculty and staff while dealing with challenges such as staffing and supply chain issues.
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Live theater returns to Vanderbilt with new pandemic-themed plays
Vanderbilt University Theatre will premiere two commissioned plays with themes inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic Oct. 1–3 at Neely Auditorium.
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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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Pre-blasting survey in West End Neighborhood underway
To prepare for foundational blasting at the Residential College C construction site, Layton Construction is surveying buildings in the vicinity.
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Portion of sidewalk along 21st Avenue to close
To ensure the safety of the Vanderbilt and surrounding community, a section of the sidewalk along 21st Avenue between Grand Avenue and Scarritt Place will be closed beginning Saturday, Oct. 2, to continue work on the renovation and addition project at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
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Visit Vanderbilt Bookstore pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Vanderbilt Bookstore pop-up store in Vandyville from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. Remember to show your Vanderbilt ID to receive 10 percent off your purchase.
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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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Register: 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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HR Employee Learning and Engagement presents: ‘Dealing with Change at Work’ Oct. 5
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Dealing with Change at Work” on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. CT.
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‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’
Oct. 6
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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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.


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

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

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


Take Note

VERA soft launch phase 1 begins Oct. 1

Special all-day session of VERA office hours Oct. 1

Changes to pre-award data reporting in Oracle BI for Phase 1 VERA soft launch Oct. 1

Faculty training sessions available for VERA

Make note of Hillsboro Village road closure on Oct. 2

WeGo Public Transit fall system changes take effect Oct. 3

20th Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture is Oct. 5

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Imposter Syndrome—Feeling Like a Fraud’ Oct. 5

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

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

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
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville launch research partnership focused on educational inequities
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Republicans block latest effort by Democrats to advance debt-ceiling bill
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: YouTube is cracking down on anti-vaccine misinformation
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Prevention: These are the possible side effects of the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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