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  Friday, Aug. 13, 2021  
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Vanderbilt shares updated COVID-19 guidance and protocols
As Vanderbilt approaches the start of the 2021–22 academic year, the university is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidance to keep the VU community as safe as possible.
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Vanderbilt reinstates COVID-19 paid leave bank to support staff
Vanderbilt has reinstated the COVID-19 paid leave bank, which is available to eligible staff. The paid leave bank consists of a maximum of 40 hours of COVID-19 leave per employee, and is in addition to an individual’s current PTO accruals.
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Health and safety update: Working and eating in shared office spaces
The university is sharing guidance with faculty, staff and postdocs on how to keep themselves and others as safe as possible when working and eating in shared office spaces this fall.
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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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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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Global Vanderbilt: Celebrating international faculty
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier celebrates the contributions of Vanderbilt’s international faculty across campus, and three faculty members share their experiences and the importance of diverse points of view to academic excellence, in this video.
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Vega selected as 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar
Paige Vega, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.
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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.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s new residential faculty: Carol Ziegler
Meet the new faculty head of Gillette House, Carol Ziegler, professor of nursing.


Take Note

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

Volunteers needed for Humphrey Fellows move-in Aug. 15

‘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 now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

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

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Groups make own drugs to fight high drug prices, shortages
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Well + Good: What to say to someone who lost a loved one—and what to definitely not say
Gina Frieden, assistant professor of the practice of human an organizational development, is quoted.
VICE: Dungeons and djinns: I spent a day chasing wish-granting supernatural beings
Anand Vivek Taneja, assistant professor of religious studies, is cited.
The Tennessean: Tennesseans need more vaccines and less judgement
Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Long-COVID victims face new foe in recovery: ‘medical necessity’
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
USA Today: Workers fired for refusing a vaccine are unlikely to qualify for unemployment
Jennifer Shinall, professor of law, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: 7 things you should know about Groupon
Kelly Goldsmith, professor of marketing, is quoted.
Insider: Talking about your children in front of them may affect their self-esteem, experts say
Jonathan Lane, assistant professor of psychology, is interviewed.
Los Angeles Times: The scary new climate report means fossil fuel use needs to start falling, fast 
Mike Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network, is quoted.
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