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  Monday, July 12, 2021  
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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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Commodore duo selected in top 10 of MLB draft
Vanderbilt student-athletes Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker, both pitchers for the Commodore baseball team, were selected on night one of the 2021 MLB draft. Leiter went second overall to the Texas Rangers, and Rocker was picked 10th by the New York Mets.
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’Dores in Dialogue panelists discuss landmark Supreme Court case and harmful effects of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation
LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni, and the Vanderbilt Alumni Association explored the significance of a landmark Supreme Court case that ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in an online ’Dores in Dialogue event June 22.
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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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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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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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Staff and postdocs who submit vaccination record by July 19 eligible for $1,000 prize drawing
COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt community for the 2021–22 academic year. To thank those who submit their vaccination records early, the Division of Administration will conduct a drawing for 25 Vanderbilt University-employed staff and postdocs who submit their records to the university’s vaccine portal by 8 a.m. on July 19. 
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Changes to COVID-19 testing center operations start today
Vanderbilt is shifting the university’s COVID-19 testing center operations starting Monday, July 12.
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ELE workshop participation level guide helps employees find courses for preferred learning style
Employee Learning and Engagement has introduced participation levels for learning experiences. Participation levels can help guide employees in selecting learning opportunities that are a good fit for their schedules and desired level of attention.


Take Note

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

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

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

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

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

Limited Submission Opportunity: Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Discretionary Grant

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Healthcare Bluebook price transparency tool now protected with multi-factor authentication

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore


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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: Analysis: In Trump’s world, only his speech is free
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Emails: Health officials halt vaccine events for teens amid conservative pressure
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Pfizer, BioNTech to seek authorization for COVID booster shot as Delta variant spreads
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: New presidents or provosts
C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, is highlighted.
The National Law Review:The Supreme Court’s transgender bathroom case rebuff, what direction should school districts take?
Jessica Clarke, professor of law, is quoted.
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