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  Wednesday, July 21, 2021  
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Vanderbilt honors James Lawson with new institute
Vanderbilt Divinity School and the College of Arts and Science will honor one of the university’s most revered alumni with the launch of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements.
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Vanderbilt announces demolition of final Carmichael Towers buildings to continue residential colleges progress
After delaying demolition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt is moving forward with its plan to demolish the Carmichael Towers East residence halls with a controlled implosion on Saturday, July 31, to make way for a new residential college in the West End Neighborhood.
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Hornberger retires; working group begins planning for future of climate, environment and energy education, research and advocacy at VU
George Hornberger, an established leader in the fields of water resources and sustainability and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment, retired June 30. In preparation of his retirement, the Office of the Provost launched the Climate, Environment and Energy Futures Working Group to evaluate and plan for the future of energy, environment and climate research and advocacy at the university.
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Vanderbilt-led tutoring program promotes patterning skills in preschool students
Researchers from Peabody College have developed a new tutoring protocol to help preschoolers better recognize patterns, which is a key skill in mathematics.
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Nobel laureate Doudna will give Discovery Lecture tomorrow
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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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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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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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.
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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

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

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

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

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

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

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

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

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

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

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: 2020 presidential polls suffered worst performance in decades, report shows
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Sinclair Broadcast Group: As eviction moratorium nears end, concerns grow about rising housing costs
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Organic farming should protect nature, not destroy it
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, writes about the need for sustainable agriculture.
NBC News: The future of cannabis is female: Gen Z women are fastest-growing consumers of legal weed
Sachin Patel, James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is quoted.
Prevention: What is the monkeypox virus? CDC says rare case detected in Texas traveler
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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