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  Friday, July 30, 2021  
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NSF unveils $20 million AI institute with Vanderbilt and partner institutions
Vanderbilt University engineering and education faculty are part of a new $20 million research institute funded by the National Science Foundation that aims to create artificial intelligence tools to advance human learning and education.
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Road closures, safety perimeter set for Carmichael Towers implosion tomorrow
A controlled implosion of Vanderbilt University’s Carmichael Towers East will take place on Saturday, July 31, to make way for a new world-class residential college on campus. The implosion is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
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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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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.
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Support USAC’s Jingle in July, a fundraiser for the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund
The University Staff Advisory Council invites the Vanderbilt community to participate in Jingle in July, a fundraiser for the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund. The hardship fund provides assistance to qualifying Vanderbilt faculty and staff who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event.
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Upgraded website for EdAssist, university’s tuition benefit administrator, coming soon
EdAssist, the university’s tuition benefit program administrator, is being upgraded and will feature a fresh, new design that is more intuitive than the previous version.
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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. 


Take Note

Deadline for faculty, staff, postdocs to submit COVID-19 vaccination records tomorrow

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

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

Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ Aug. 4

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

Study seeks kindergarten-age participants for reading research

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

All three steps of new Go for the Gold ready to complete

Participate in Walking Wednesdays on campus or at home

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 New York Times: Ever feel your skin crawling? Maybe you can thank evolution.
Bunmi Olatunji, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences and professor of psychology, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Vanderbilt University creates institute to honor civil rights icon
Phillis Sheppard, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture, is interviewed.
Bloomberg: Robinhood banks on its traders’ allegiance in IPO like no other
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How lifting the embargo against Cuba will benefit Cubans, U.S. and Tennessee
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
The Conversation: New school planned by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeks to teach blend of skills to prepare students for real-world jobs
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, co-authored this piece.
ABC News: CDC calls for a return to masks for vaccinated Americans in certain places, schools
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: People with allergic reaction to mRNA vaccines can get 2nd dose; delta viral load over 1,000 times higher
Matthew Krantz, clinical fellow in the Allergy Immunology Fellowship Program, is quoted.
Fortune: Pfizer court fight could legalize Medicare co-pays and unleash ‘gold rush’ in sales
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Seattle Times: A common heart problem that’s easy to miss
Research by William G. Stevenson and Gregory F. Michaud, professors of medicine, is cited.
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