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  Monday, Sept. 27, 2021  
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Newly renamed Office of Data and Strategic Analytics moves to chancellor’s office, broadens responsibilities
The newly renamed Office of Data and Strategic Analytics is assuming broader data responsibilities across Vanderbilt University as part of a move to the Office of the Chancellor.
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Faculty equipped with teaching tools, innovations for new academic year
Vanderbilt faculty are returning to full-time in-person teaching this semester equipped with a host of instructional tools, innovations and experiences acquired over the previous academic year. The university continues to provide resources to help faculty navigate the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.
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Fall Staff Assembly to be held Nov. 2; staff award nominations now open
The Fall Staff Assembly and staff awards are part of the semiannual effort to celebrate staff excellence and recognize the many contributions of university staff to Vanderbilt’s mission. This year’s Fall Staff Assembly is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 2. Award nominations, which are submitted online, are open through Thursday, Sept. 30.  
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Vanderbilt resets COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, increases eligible salary to $150,000
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Vanderbilt University has reset its COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and increased the eligible salary to $150,000. The university established the fund to assist employees with financial burdens incurred as a result of COVID-19.
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Biomedical doctoral students welcomed at Simple Beginnings ceremony
More than 100 incoming biomedical science Ph.D. students participated in the Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony held Sept. 3 in Light Hall. The annual tradition welcomes new doctoral students to the School of Medicine and presents them with personalized white lab coats, a classic symbol of scientific training.
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‘Hostile Terrain 94’ creator Jason De León to give Vanderbilt lecture Sept. 29
Jason De León, creator of the “Hostile Terrain 94” exhibit and founder of the Undocumented Migration Project, will give a free lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. A public reception will precede his talk beginning at 5:15 p.m. in Sarratt Gallery.
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts bipartisan panel of congressional staffers for insider view on careers
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual event, “The Hill Staffers Who Make Congress Go Round,” on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m. CT.
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Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is Sept. 30
The fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. A virtual fair will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom, followed by an in-person event in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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HR’s Employee Learning and Engagement presents: ‘Fierce. Foundations’ tomorrow
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Fierce. Foundations” on Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. CT.
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‘Creating Presentations That Stick: Engaging Your Audience’ Sept. 30
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Creating Presentations That Stick: Engaging Your Audience” on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 10:30 a.m. to noon CT.
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TEDxVanderbiltUniversity speaker applications now open; event scheduled for April 10, 2022
Speaker applications are now open for TEDxVanderbiltUniversity 2022. Those eligible to participate include current Vanderbilt University students, including graduate and professional students, as well as faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and alumni.


COVID-19 Updates

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

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

What you need to know: Why Vanderbilt is conducting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

WATCH: Town halls discussing health and safety protocols for fall

Vanderbilt Health seeking letters of support for its workforce

Flulapalooza postponed—but you can still get your flu shot


Take Note

Get free access to ‘Financial Times’ through VU Libraries’ News Desk portal

Cybersecurity training and updated policies now available

ISSS to host virtual workshop on hiring international students Sept. 27

Faculty guidance available for VERA phased soft launch Oct. 1

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Conservation, Food and Health Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Moore Inventor Fellows

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

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research

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

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is back on Thursdays through Oct. 28


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Learn about digital technologies for research and teaching at Digital Commons events
· 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 Wall Street Journal: Should noncompete clauses for executives be illegal?
Randall Thomas, John S. Beasley II Professor of Law and Business, is quoted.
Vice: Did the internet actually help find Gabby Petito?
Isaac West, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: ‘Robert’s Rules of Order and Why it Matters for Colleges and Universities Today’
Christopher Loss, associate professor of public policy and higher education, discusses his book in a Q&A.
Associated Press: FDA backs Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee Voices, Episode 220: Celso Castilho, Vanderbilt Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies
Celso Castilho, associate professor of history, is featured on the Tennessee Voices podcast.
Fast Company: There was no scientific rationale for keeping the U.S. border closed for so long
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: No driving, working or dating: This program controls people leaving psych hospitals
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
NBC News: ‘Vigilante treatments’: Anti-vaccine groups push people to leave ICUs
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
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