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  Friday, July 9, 2021  
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Vanderbilt wins Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for energy and renewable resources progress
Vanderbilt University’s Green Invest Program partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service has been recognized with a 2021 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced July 8.
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Craiglow appointed interim university librarian
Hilary A. Craiglow, who has led the Walker Management Library for more than a decade, has been named interim university librarian for the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt.
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Vanderbilt faculty examine 60 years of research, illuminate key trends in discrimination and diversity in the workplace
Professor of Management María del Carmen Triana and a team of researchers explored how research into diversity in the workplace has morphed over time and provide suggestions for Human Resources managers.
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Academic experts across disciplines tackle questions surrounding the origins of life
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences brought together a biologist, a Christian theologist, a philosopher and an astrophysicist June 17 for a lab-to-table conversation exploring their views and academic perspectives on the origins of life.
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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 the 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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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: Submit vaccination records by July 19 to be 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 July 12
Vanderbilt is shifting the university’s COVID-19 testing center operations starting Monday, July 12.
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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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Applications for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program accepted through July 9
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program, designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential.
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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 level of attention.


Take Note

Relaxation tips for parents topic of Parenting Group meeting July 21

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Alice Randall’s ‘Black Bottom Saints’ July 22

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

Employee Learning and Engagement professional development workshops continue

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

Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy

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

Make note of visitor protocols for research in Heard Libraries collections

Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service

Limited Submission Opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now

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

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

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNBC: Trump sues Twitter, Facebook, Google—and immediately begins fundraising off the effort
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee Voices, Episode 195
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is featured for this podcast series.
Insider: Desperate to get Americans vaccinated as the Delta variant spreads, Biden suggests a door-to-door vaccination effort
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNN: You asked, we’re answering: Your top questions about COVID-19 and vaccines
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Motley Fool: Study: Crypto and investment scams skyrocket in 2020 and 2021
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Guardian: Who’s behind the Kaseya ransomware attack—and why is it so dangerous?
Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
Reuters: Disunion haunts U.S. on its 245th birthday
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
NBC News: ‘There’s just no legal defense’: Trump organization in jeopardy, experts say
Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita, is quoted.
Associated Press: What’s in a tag? Twitter revamps misinformation labels
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
The Information: The rise of influencer-led courses; how one YouTuber makes $25,000 a month
Alexandre Frenette, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
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