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  Monday, Aug. 16, 2021  
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Tucker named to provost’s leadership team; Sevilla begins tenure as vice provost
Kosha Tucker has been named associate vice chancellor and chief of staff in the Office of the Provost effective Aug. 24, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has announced. In addition, Alex Sevilla, vice provost for career advancement and engagement and Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center, began his five-year term Aug. 9.
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High percentage of Vanderbilt community fully vaccinated; updated health and safety protocols announced
The Vanderbilt community is stepping up to keep campus as safe as possible from the spread of the COVID-19 infection. More than 94 percent of students, faculty, staff and postdocs are entering the school year fully vaccinated. On Thursday, the university announced temporary adjustments to on-campus guidance.
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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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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud this weekend
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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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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Aug. 17: ‘Watts, Metabolism, Data Analytics: Science’s Impact on Cycling over 25 Years’
Join the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly Lab-to-Table series for a conversation with former Tour de France and Olympic athletes about science and cycling. The discussion will touch on the athletes’ personal experiences with training, coaching and medicine in cycling and how biomedical science has shaped their efforts. The virtual event will be Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. CT.
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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.


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

Match deadline for Kyser Miree Scholarship is Aug. 31

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
NBC News: CDC advisory group recommends extra shot for immunocompromised patients
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: In Afghanistan, the U.S. again gets to choose how it stops fighting
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, authored this piece.
National Geographic: Ice Age mammoth’s life story reconstructed in stunning detail
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences and earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Post: FDA authorizes extra vaccine doses for immunocompromised patients to bolster protection against the coronavirus
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Consumer Reports: How consumers are using mass arbitration to fight Amazon, Intuit and other corporate giants
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
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