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  Monday, June 28, 2021  
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Susan Wente to be honored in Vanderbilt Trailblazers portrait series
Susan R. Wente will be the next member of the university community to be celebrated through the Vanderbilt Trailblazers portrait series, which recognizes individuals who have broken barriers and made a positive impact at the university and in society at large.
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Message from Diermeier, Lee regarding championship series awaiting VandyBoys in Omaha
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Candice Lee congratulate Coach Tim Corbin and the VandyBoys on advancing to the championship series of the College World Series in a message to Commodore Nation.
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Hawkins Field to host College World Series watch parties
Vanderbilt welcomes Commodores fans to Hawkins Field on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, if necessary, to watch the College World Series championship series featuring Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. Fan activities are from 4 to 6:30 p.m. each day on the concourse, with first pitch at 6 p.m.
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18 faculty named to 2021-22 cohort of Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows
Eighteen faculty members from across the university have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The 2021-22 cohort comprises faculty from the College of Arts and Science, Peabody College and the schools of Engineering, Medicine and Nursing.
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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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Vanderbilt extends COVID-19 vaccination leave policy
Vanderbilt University is extending its policy for employees to take time away from work to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and/or to recover from the vaccine’s side effects. COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt community for the 2021-22 academic year.
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New MoveVU program provides ‘Guaranteed Ride Home’ for enrolled commuters
A new MoveVU program called “Guaranteed Ride Home” provides those who take a sustainable commute mode to campus with a free Lyft ride home in the event of an emergency or unforeseen circumstance.
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Vanderbilt travelers reminded to book through Concur, World Travel Service
As domestic and international travel resumes at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanderbilt University employees are reminded to book their travel through the Concur online booking tool or directly with World Travel Service. Vanderbilt employees must use Concur or WTS to book business travel.
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VU political scientists discuss shifts in U.S. Congress with longtime North Carolina Rep. David Price today
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion on Monday, June 28, at noon CT about the evolution of the U.S. Congress and how to find issues of common ground in a time of polarization. The discussion will feature current U.S. Rep. David Price and Vanderbilt political scientists Alan Wiseman and Larry Bartels. Registration is required. 
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Interest session for new Jewish Employee Affinity Group is June 29
A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Jewish Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, from 3 to 4 p.m. CT. Those who identify as Jewish, the parents of Jewish children, other family members and friends are encouraged to attend.
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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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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. 


Take Note

Blood drive marking 9/11 anniversary set for July 2

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

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

University hosting free walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows 

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Searle Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now

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

Join the Spring into Summer Step Challenge

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program

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

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore


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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: COVID’s lingering effects can put the breaks on elective surgery
Kenneth Sharp, professor of surgery, is quoted.
The Washington Post: FDA releases fresh details on internal debate over controversial Alzheimer’s drug
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor neurology, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Tamiflu-like drugs face long odds against COVID ‘runaway train’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
NBC News: No evidence yet to suggest COVID vaccine booster is needed, CDC group says
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessee Ledger: Are sports fans tuning out?
John Koch, senior lecturer in communication studies, is quoted.
The Conversation: What are tax havens? The answer explains why the G-7 effort to end them is unlikely to succeed
Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita, authored this piece.
The Conversation: What today’s GOP demonstrates about the dangers of partisan conformity
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, authored this piece.
The Washington Post: Kenya might expel refugees to their home countries
Kristin Michelitch, assistant professor of political science, co-authored this commentary.
Entrepreneur: U.S. bill against Big Five monopoly passes house vote
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
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