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  Friday, Sept. 10, 2021  
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Chancellor to host discussion on how 9/11 has changed America
In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion, “9/11: Two Decades Later,” on Friday, Sept. 10, beginning at noon CT. The event will feature faculty historians and legal scholars Jon Meacham, Samar Ali and Ganesh Sitaraman.
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Vanderbilt to mark 9/11 anniversary with memorials, opportunities for reflection
Vanderbilt University will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States with a memorial event planned for Alumni Lawn on Sept. 10 and an opportunity for reflection at Benton Chapel on Sept. 11.
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Staff town hall scheduled for Sept. 16
Vanderbilt University will host a virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 16, at noon CT for staff to hear directly from campus leadership about the university’s 2021 fall semester operations.
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College of Arts and Science Capital Projects Town Hall is Sept. 15
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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Applications for new round of internal teaching grants now available
The Office of the Provost established two internal funding programs in April 2021, the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant, designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation. The deadline to submit for the upcoming second round of funding is Oct. 15.
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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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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 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.
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Drone flyover to occur over campus this Sunday
Geo-Jobe, on behalf of the Vanderbilt University Facilities department, will be flying a fixed-wing drone over campus on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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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 University has launched its COVID-19 dashboard for the fall 2021 semester.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt Health seeking letters of support for its workforce

Vanderbilt COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund supports university community

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

Travel awareness regarding E.U. entry restrictions

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


Take Note

Exploring the outdoors topic of Parenting Group meeting 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

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

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

Security notice: Sexual assault incidents

Join Health Plus Fit for Fall step challenge

A Healthier You: ‘Change Your Mindset About Change’

Nutrition Corner: ‘Healthy Eating on a Budget’

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
Associated Press: Activists focus on tip site protesting Texas abortion law
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt boot camps send fresh talent to open tech jobs
A program for Vanderbilt business and engineering students is highlighted.
Forbes: America’s top colleges 2021
Vanderbilt is featured among the best universities in the nation in these rankings.
Daily Mail (U.K.): Number of COVID-19 cases has risen 90 percent in the last three weeks, but the rate of increase has slowed to its lowest since early July
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: V-safe: How everyday people help the CDC track COVID vaccine safety with their phones
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
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