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  Monday, Jul. 19, 2021  
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Vanderbilt breaks ground on graduate and professional student housing development
Vanderbilt faculty, staff and community partners gathered on July 16 to break ground on the university’s new graduate and professional student housing development.  
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Faculty invited to apply for 2021-22 SEC travel program grants by July 23
Vanderbilt University faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2021–22 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, July 23.
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Pre-election polls in 2020 had the largest errors in 40 years
Public opinion polls ahead of the 2020 election were the most inaccurate in a generation, according to Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Chair and professor of political science, who recently served as chair of a special task force convened by the American Association for Public Opinion Research specifically to evaluate polling.
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Nobel laureate Doudna set for next Discovery Lecture
Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2020 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, July 22. Doudna is recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the co-development of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9.
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Computer science student’s Microsoft dissertation grant supports her vision disability research
Computer science graduate student Haley A. Adams has been awarded a 2021 Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. She is one of 10 recipients in the United States and Canada.
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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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Apply for expanded daily parking program now; annual parking permits available in August
Vanderbilt will offer an expanded daily parking program for approximately 1,600 faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students this fall. In addition, Parking Services will continue to offer annual parking permits for the 2021–22 academic year.


Take Note

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

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

Limited Submission Opportunity: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Relaxation tips for parents topic of Parenting Group meeting July 21

Inclusive Book Group event to feature Alice Randall, author of ‘Black Bottom Saints,’ July 22

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Health Plus offers personal lifestyle coaching

Submit Health Plus Spring into Summer final weigh-ins through July 23

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

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

Match deadline for Kyser Miree Scholarship is Aug. 31


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ Aug. 4
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day is Nov. 5; call for abstracts, registration now open


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: ‘An American story’: Nashville street where John Lewis led sit-ins now bears his name
Samar Ali, research professor of law and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Limited power for the world’s most powerful man
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Associated Press: For pregnant women, pandemic made hunt for drug rehab harder
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: The Snoo is a $1,500 bassinet—and a touchstone for parental judgment, anxiety and privilege
Virginia Salo, a Ph.D. candidate, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Biden keeps travel ban on Europeans despite pleas to ease it
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Scientific American: There are a few good COVID antivirals, but that could be changing
Research by Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Chair in Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism and professor of pediatrics, is cited.
Chalkbeat: A surge of pandemic Fs raises old concerns about credit recovery. Here’s how schools could make it better
Carolyn Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt University’s Clanitra Nejdl honored by the American Association of Law Libraries
Clanitra Nejdl, research services librarian and lecturer in law, is highlighted.
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