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  Wednesday, July 28, 2021  
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Road closures, safety perimeter set for Carmichael Towers implosion this Saturday
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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Using algorithms to determine sentencing may reduce length of prison sentences, increase use of evidence-based rehabilitative programs
Research from Vanderbilt Law School faculty Chris Slobogin suggests that using algorithms to determine criminal sentencing could make criminal justice decisions more transparent and mitigate excessively punitive bail and sentencing regulations.
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NSF virtual expo this week highlights three major projects led by engineering faculty
Three ambitious, multidisciplinary projects led by Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty will be featured Wednesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 29, during the National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Expo 2021.
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Twenty-five staff and postdocs receive $1,000 each from vaccine drawing
The Division of Administration recently conducted a drawing for 25 Vanderbilt University-employed staff and postdoctoral scholars who submitted their COVID-19 vaccination record to the university before July 19. Each winner will receive $1,000.
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Deadline for faculty, staff, postdocs to submit COVID-19 vaccination records is July 31
Vanderbilt University is requiring all university–employed faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021-22 academic year. The deadline for faculty, staff and postdocs to submit their full vaccination record is Saturday, July 31.
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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.


Take Note

Occupational Health now offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

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 participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

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

Health Plus offers personal lifestyle coaching


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  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: After COVID diagnosis, conservative radio host sends a new message
Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt University Medical Center mandates COVID-19 vaccines for all staff
VUMC’s COVID-19 vaccine policy for staff is highlighted.
Parents: 6 things to know about magnet schools
Claire Smrekar, associate professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Rolling Stone: Newport Folk Festival 2021: The 10 best things we saw
Caroline Randall Williams, writer in residence in medicine, health and society and a Vanderbilt Global Voices fellow, is featured.
Parents: 7 things to know about the Reggio Emilia approach
Catherine McTamaney, associate professor of the practice of teaching and learning, is quoted.
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