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  Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021  
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Dashboard Update: Fall 2021 COVID-19 positive cases among Vanderbilt community members
Vanderbilt University has launched its COVID-19 dashboard for the fall 2021 semester. The university maintains this dashboard to inform the community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results among members of the university community.
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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,” featuring 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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‘NBJ’ honors three from Vanderbilt as 2021 health care innovators
Three Vanderbilt health care leaders—André L. Churchwell, C. Buddy Creech and Consuelo H. Wilkins—have been recognized by the “Nashville Business Journal” with 2021 Health Care Innovation Awards. The awards “honor those who pushed the region’s signature industry forward and helped protect their communities in uncertain times.”
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Innovative research on double-edged role of social networks across societies wins 2021 Best Publication Award
Associate Professor of Sociology Lijun Song explored whether social network connections harmed or hurt one’s well-being in published research that won the American Sociological Association’s 2021 Best Publication Award in the Sociology of Mental Health Section.  
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Vanderbilt COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund supports university community
The Vanderbilt University Employee COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund stands ready to assist faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars with financial burdens that have been incurred as a result of COVID-19.
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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 Blair School’s Wilson Music Library enables singular research and teaching of global and local musicology
Holling Smith-Borne, director of the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music’s Anne Potter Wilson Library, uses his own music background in assisting faculty to teach unique aspects of music as well as curating exhibits for library patrons that showcase local music history.
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‘Hostile Terrain 94’ participatory art installation invites public to engage with humanitarian issues at U.S.-Mexico border
Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies will host a participatory art installation that aims to raise community awareness about the human side of undocumented migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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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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Celebrate Diverse ‘Dores Day tomorrow
Diverse ’Dores Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to all Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
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Drone flyover to occur over campus Saturday
Geo-Jobe, on behalf of the Vanderbilt University Facilities department, will be flying a fixed-wing drone over campus on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Employee Learning and Engagement hosts learning experiences for fall
Employee Learning and Engagement invites all employees interested in professional development and success to participate in learning experiences as part of its fall series.
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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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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.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update: Dashboard, sentinel testing program, academic support and gatherings

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

Occupational Health offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Tents return to campus lawns for outdoor gatherings


Take Note

Exploring the outdoors topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 16

Plan ahead for Research Finance VERA soft launch deadline Sept. 17

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

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

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: Explainer: Congress asks tech companies for Jan. 6 records
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Chalkbeat Tennessee: Tennessee’s lingering school funding trial is reset before a new court
Chris Candelaria, assistant professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
Politico: Opinion: The dangerous legal illusion of ‘parental rights’
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is a co-author of this piece.
The Deseret News: CDC reveals why unvaccinated people should stay home this weekend
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
PBS NewsHour: COVID-19 vaccines never promised perfection. Experts say it’s time to curb our highest expectations
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: Slavery was the ultimate labor distortion—empowering workers today would be a form of reparations
Joerg Rieger, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and distinguished professor of theology, authored this piece.
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