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  Monday, Sept. 13, 2021  
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Vanderbilt 14th among nation’s top universities in latest ‘U.S. News’ rankings
Vanderbilt is ranked 14th among national universities for a second consecutive year in “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2022 Best Colleges rankings. The university also was recognized as a best value and for the quality of its undergraduate teaching.
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Chancellor Diermeier reflects on 9/11, 20 years later
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a video message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Strengthening cybersecurity across our institution
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Finance and for Information Technology and Chief Financial Officer Brett Sweet discuss the Vanderbilt community’s shared responsibility to secure personal information and protect the university’s vital data and research.
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Jones appointed associate vice chancellor for health and wellness
Pam Jones, BSN’81, MSN’92, DNP’13, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for health and wellness, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain announced today.
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Vanderbilt strengthens online tutoring partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools
Vanderbilt University is calling on the wider university community to help expand a student-based tutoring program that began last year to assist Metro Nashville Public Schools. Vanderbilt is inviting faculty, staff, alumni and students to volunteer in this effort to tutor local public school students online.
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College of Arts and Science Capital Projects Town Hall is Wednesday
The College of Arts and Science will host a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Sept. 15, to share A&S’ plans to improve the infrastructure of the Historic Core and Stevenson Center complex buildings.
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U.S. competitiveness, telehealth for grad student training, Rep. John Lewis Way dedication round out latest ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report
Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the seventh issue of its “ON THE HILL” government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s activities over the past six months at the federal, state and local levels of government.
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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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Learn about digital technologies for research and teaching at Digital Commons events
The Digital Commons has announced a number of fall workshops and panels for faculty interested in learning how to use digital tools and platforms in their scholarly work.
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‘Art of Healing Exposition,’ featuring works from World Health Organization and Nashville-area artists, opens Sept. 17
The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program will open the Art of Healing Exposition on Friday, Sept. 17, featuring works from the World Health Organization’s Art to Act for Health initiative as well as Nashville-area artists.
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Vanderbilt University to host PARK(ing) Day 2021 Sept. 17
Vanderbilt University will host PARK(ing) Day, an annual global event competition in which urban areas, such as parking lots, are transformed into green spaces to promote sustainable design, on Friday, Sept. 17.
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Thought Leader Series: ‘The Intergenerational Approach: From Opposition to Optimistic’ Sept. 15
Join Employee Learning and Engagement for the next installment of its Thought Leader Series on Wednesday, Sept. 15. Communications strategist Aerial Ellis will present “The Intergenerational Approach: From Opposition to Optimistic” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CT via Zoom.
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ELE Presents: ‘Remote Work: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls’ Sept. 16
Join Employee Learning and Engagement on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. for “Remote Work: Best Practices and Common Pitfalls.”
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Faculty and staff appreciation football game will be Sept. 18 vs. Stanford
Vanderbilt University faculty and staff and their families are invited to cheer on the Commodore football team as they take on the Stanford Cardinal at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18. Vanderbilt employees can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of just $15 per ticket (regularly priced $35) and a game-day parking pass.
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Dashboard Update: Fall 2021 COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
Vanderbilt has launched its COVID-19 dashboard for the fall 2021 semester.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund supports university community

Vanderbilt Health seeking letters of support for its workforce

Travel awareness regarding E.U. entry restrictions

COVID health and safety protocols: Important reminders

Student Health Center to expand symptomatic COVID-19 testing to Saturdays, other symptomatic testing options for campus community

Tents return to campus lawns for outdoor gatherings

COVID-19 vaccinations available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC


Take Note

‘Work-Life Balance: Tips to Reclaim Control’ Sept. 15

Exploring the outdoors topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 16

‘Social Security 101: Everything You Want to Know’ Sept. 16

Memorial service for Carl Haywood set for Sept. 19

GrantForward researcher information session is Sept. 22

Plan ahead for Amendments and Contracts VERA soft launch deadline Sept. 23

Nominations sought for annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. faculty and student awards; 2021 lecture is Oct. 5

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

Fall GIS workshop series set for September, October

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Security Notice: Sexual assault

Autism-LASR Lab seeking research participants for study on sensory experiences

Study seeks middle and high school aged children for reading and communication project

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

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


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics workshop Sept. 14-15
· SEP ·
  ‘Black Death at the Golden Gate’ author to discuss SF bubonic plague outbreak’s applications to coronavirus pandemic
· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: Republicans rail against Biden’s sweeping vaccine plan, with one warning ‘full on revolt’
Jennifer Shinall, professor of law, is quoted.
Voice of America: America marks 20 years since Sept. 11 attacks as Biden searches for closure
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
The New York Times: Democrats eye taxing stock buybacks and partnerships to pay for agenda
Craig Lewis, professor of finance, is quoted.
NPR: Do you want to live in a bounty economy?
Richard Blackett, professor of history, emeritus, is quoted.
Daily Mail (U.K.): Polar bears are inbreeding because climate change is rapidly melting their habitat—sparking fears that their offspring could become infertile
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
The Hill: Does U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan really put the world at risk?
David Wasserstein, Eugene Greener Jr. Professor of Jewish Studies and professor of history, authored this piece.
Bloomberg: Teachers drowning in debt face U.S. moratorium end with dread
Lesley Turner, associate professor of economics, is quoted.
Verywell Health: ‘Flooding can happen anywhere’: Here’s how to stay safe
Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
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