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  Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021  
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Vanderbilt announces asymptomatic testing program
Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, individuals who are unvaccinated with an approved accommodation will be required to complete weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the university’s Testing Center. This decision comes as data shows that unvaccinated individuals are more likely to contract COVID-19 and that case counts are increasing in Nashville and surrounding communities.
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Everything you need to know about Move-In 2021
Move-In is one of the university’s most beloved traditions—here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s move-in activities.
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Vanderbilt’s united front on equity, diversity and inclusion
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell reflects on the recent merger of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as a way of broadening and deepening Vanderbilt’s resources for fostering a welcoming and supportive culture across campus. To subscribe to the monthly “Inclusive Connector” newsletter, visit
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New leader’s vision for Center for Latin American Studies will build on institution’s historical success while combining with Latinx studies
Professor Celso Castilho will lead the Center for Latin American Studies with a vision to expand its research agenda to include Latinx studies, increase engagement with the local Latinx community and establish Vanderbilt University as a thought leader in the study of Latinos in the South.
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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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Faculty Affairs collaborates with university, community partners to offer faculty enrichment experiences
The Office of Faculty Affairs is collaborating with the Nashville Public Library and Vanderbilt University Facilities this summer to offer a series of in-person enrichment experiences for faculty.
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Aug. 18: Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and VUMC present ‘Vaccine Hesitancy: The Politics of Public Health in Tennessee’
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host “Vaccine Hesitancy: The Politics of Public Health in Tennessee,” a virtual event, on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at noon CT.
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Dore Jam is Aug. 21
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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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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Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 30; student proposals now being accepted
The annual fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30. A virtual fair will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom, followed by an in-person event in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students who have completed research while an undergraduate at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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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.


Take Note

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

‘Financial Resources for Veterans’ is Aug. 18

Vanderbilt Software Carpentries events Aug. 19–20

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

Occupational Health offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Share your opinion of transportation and pedestrian safety in Nashville

Health Plus offers walk-in hours

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

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

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

Participate in Walking Wednesdays on campus or at home

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  ‘Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery Aug. 26
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5; call for abstracts, registration now open


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Vanderbilt in the News
Marketplace: Latest census data finds population growth in metro areas
Peter Haslag, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Guardian (U.K.): ‘They should be worried’: Will Lina Khan take down big tech?
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
Religion News Service: Afghan government collapses and Taliban on verge of controlling country: 5 essential reads
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
NBC News: No, the surge in COVID cases across the U.S. is not due to migrants or immigrants
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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