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  Friday, Sep. 3, 2021  
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WATCH: Fall faculty COVID-19 town hall
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost C. Cybele Raver hosted a virtual town hall for faculty focused on Vanderbilt’s health and safety protocols and an update from VUMC medical experts on the current COVID-19 landscape.
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Vanderbilt, TDOT partner to test automated vehicles and improve traffic flow on I-24, soon the smartest roadway in the world
Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is leading the technical element in collaboration with Vanderbilt, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and transportation consulting firm Gresham Smith to build the smartest roadway in the world along a six-mile stretch of Tennessee’s Interstate 24.
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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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Today is College Colors Day
Vanderbilt is celebrating College Colors Day today, with Commodore fans on campus and across the nation wearing their black and gold. For fans looking to update their gear, Vanderbilt has added new and exciting retail options for purchasing officially licensed VU merchandise.
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Vanderbilt football season kicks off Sept. 4 vs. ETSU
A new era of Vanderbilt football begins Saturday, Sept. 4, as Vanderbilt alumnus and Nashville native Clark Lea takes the field for the first time as head coach. Vanderbilt Athletics recently announced a number of additions and enhancements to the game day experience for the 2021 season, and tickets are on sale now for all seven home football games.
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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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Vanderbilt-led Nashville Math Club looking for middle and high school students
Local students in grades 5-12 who enjoy being challenged by math are invited to join the Nashville Math Club, an initiative led by Vanderbilt University instructors Larry Rolen and Alice Mark.
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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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AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 7
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.
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Celebrate Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 9
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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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

Occupational Health offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

Travel awareness regarding E.U. entry restrictions

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

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

COVID Updates: Dining, Rec Center, masking, testing

Tents return to campus lawns for outdoor gatherings


Take Note

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

GrantForward researcher information session is Sept. 22

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

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

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

Exploring the outdoors topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 16

Fall GIS workshop series set for September, October

Memorial service for Carl Haywood set for Sept. 19

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

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Finding Your Strengths’ Sept. 8

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

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

Learn more about research-related IT resources at upcoming sessions

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Historical marker in memory of Betty Nixon to be dedicated Sept. 3
· 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 Sept. 20
· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: How alcohol affects the heart
Mariann Piano, Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Scientific knowledge can and does save lives
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, authored this piece.
Politico: CDC vaccine panel: Let regulators lead on COVID-19 booster shots
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
New York Daily News: U.S. Dept. of Education launches civil rights probe of 5 states with COVID mask bans
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Scholars: Lloyd Austin the right person to lead the Defense Department
Scott Brower, director of the Bass Military Scholars Program, is quoted.
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