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  Friday, Aug. 20, 2021  
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COVID health and safety protocols: Important reminders
Vanderbilt offers these important reminders about current COVID health and safety protocols as students, faculty and staff return to campus.
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Vanderbilt welcomes diverse new faculty with enhanced orientation
As Vanderbilt prepares for the coming school year, the university is celebrating the arrival of a diverse group of more than 100 esteemed scholars from many institutions and areas of expertise.
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College of Arts and Science announces strategic reorganization of dean’s office
John G. Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, has announced changes in the dean’s office that will drive further excellence and support a strategic approach to propel the college forward.
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New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering
The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth and focus on areas of strategic excellence.
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Vanderbilt faculty gives talk on equity in evaluation for POTUS executive office
Velma McBride Murry, professor of education and human development and health policy at Vanderbilt University, was recently invited to present her research on equity in evaluation for the Office of Management and Budget at the White House.
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Political and medical trust issues: Expert panel debates why some Americans doubt the COVID vaccine
National and local leaders who played key roles in the original rollout and current support of the COVID-19 vaccine came together for a panel, “Vaccine Hesitancy: The Politics of Public Health in Tennessee,” hosted by The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Aug. 18.
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Everything you need to know about Move-In 2021
Move-In is one of Vanderbilt’s most beloved traditions. Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s activities.
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Dore Jam is tomorrow
Dore Jam, a celebration of the Commodores across all sports, is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21. Representatives from all 15 Vanderbilt athletics programs will be in attendance to meet and greet fans.
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Faculty invited to Digital Media Lab Open House Aug. 23
The Center for Teaching and the Digital Commons will host a Digital Media Lab Open House on Monday, Aug. 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the new Digital Commons Building at 1101 19th Ave. S.
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2021 Fall Faculty Assembly set for
Aug. 26
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will share his priorities and aspirations for the new academic year and present some of the university’s highest honors at the Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 26.
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African Americans and stroke focus of Aug. 26 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture
Dawn Aycock, associate professor and director of the nursing Ph.D. program at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, will discuss “Addressing Primary Stroke Prevention in African Americans” on Thursday, Aug. 26, at noon in the Nursing Annex, Room 155. The in-person lecture is free and open to the Vanderbilt community.
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Purchase annual parking permits now; permits begin Sept. 1
The Parking Services office will continue to offer annual parking permits for the 2021–22 academic year. Current parking permits expire on Aug. 31, and vehicle registration for the new year is open now.
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Aug. 20-21
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Aug. 20-21. This update will include an enhanced staff onboarding experience through the Journeys module.
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Upgraded website for EdAssist, university’s tuition benefit administrator, now live
The new website for EdAssist Solutions, Vanderbilt’s tuition benefit administrator, is live. Vanderbilt University employees can now access their tuition benefits at the updated site.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s new residential faculty: Eric J. Barth
Meet the new faculty head of Hank Ingram House, Eric J. Barth, professor of mechanical engineering.


Take Note

Occupational Health offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Historical marker in memory of Betty Nixon to be dedicated Sept. 3

Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics workshop Sept. 14-15

‘Black Death at the Golden Gate’ author to discuss SF bubonic plague outbreak’s applications to coronavirus pandemic Sept. 20

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

Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25

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

Share your opinion of transportation and pedestrian safety in Nashville

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research

Professional development opportunities in clinical and translational research available for non-degree learners

Watch Game Plan for Your Health video: ‘Making our Comeback with Compassion’


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  ‘Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5; call for abstracts, registration now open


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Health experts: To battle vaccine hesitancy, Tennesseans should turn to trusted local leaders and factual information
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center event regarding vaccine hesitancy is highlighted.
The New York Times: Afghanistan, Vietnam and the limits of American power
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker: Afghan government bound to fall without U.S. support
Samar Ali, research professor of political science and law and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, is quoted.
STAT: What’s safe to do during summer’s COVID surge? STAT asked public health experts about their own plans
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNN: For unvaccinated people on the fence, work hurdles could change their minds
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
RetailWire: Are over-attentive associates creeping shoppers out?
Research by Freeman Wu, assistant professor of marketing, is highlighted.
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