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  Monday, Aug. 2, 2021  
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Vanderbilt completes controlled implosion of Carmichael Towers East
Vanderbilt University’s Carmichael Towers East came down safely in a controlled implosion on Saturday to make way for a new world-class residential college on campus.
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VU team first to win VentureWell
E-Team Stage 2 Grant for tech-driven environmental monitoring startup
Intelligent Systems, an indoor air quality monitoring startup founded by Tim Darrah, a Ph.D. student in computer science, has won a stage 2 grant from VentureWell, which funds and trains faculty and student innovators to create successful, socially beneficial businesses. Darrah grew Intelligent Systems through the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center.
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Ask an Expert: What do we know about the delta variant?
Thomas Talbot, professor of medicine and chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses what we know about the delta variant of COVID-19. 
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Vanderbilt updates masking guidance for visitors
In accordance with recent changes to CDC guidelines, Vanderbilt University has updated its visitor policy after consulting with public health experts. Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, visitors coming to campus must wear a mask indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated.
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Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ Aug. 4
Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Wednesday, Aug. 4, to discuss “When Breath Becomes Air,” a memoir that offers readers an intimate look at the profound moments that shaped a young doctor’s life before and after his cancer diagnosis. The virtual gathering will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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Occupational Health now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations
The Vanderbilt Occupational Health Clinic is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars on a walk-in basis. Those who need their first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine may walk in to the Occupational Health Clinic vaccination location on the sixth floor of the Medical Arts Building.


Take Note

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

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

Next Control is the Goal blood pressure management program begins Aug. 5

Vanderbilt Software Carpentries events Aug.

Match deadline for Kyser Miree Scholarship is Aug. 31

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

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

Participate in Walking Wednesdays on campus or at home

Health Plus offers personal lifestyle coaching

A Healthier You: Facing the Facts of Fad Diets


Coming Up

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  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5; call for abstracts, registration now open


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Associated Press: In Robinhood’s stock debut, a tumble and then sharp swings
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Forbes: It’s time NASA built a ‘cosmic dawn’ telescope on the moon—and it has four astonishing plans to choose from
Karan Jani, research assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt plans to implode final Carmichael Towers on West End
The demolition of the Carmichael Towers East residence hall is highlighted.
The Wall Street Journal: What are ‘breakthrough’ COVID-19 cases?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Quartz: Dr. Dre wants to revitalize American high school education
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
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