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  Thursday, Sept. 1, 2023  
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Register now for Sept. 21 Fall Staff Assembly
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to register and attend the annual Fall Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Student Life Center ballroom.
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University engages security consultants as part of campus-wide review of emergency preparedness
Vanderbilt University has entered an agreement with security consulting firm AT-RISK International as part of a comprehensive review of the university’s emergency preparedness, particularly in response to an active shooter scenario.
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Apply for the Vanderbilt Staff Mentorship Program; applications due Sept. 27  
The Vanderbilt Staff Mentorship Program helps employees connect and learn from each other. All eligible staff members can serve as a mentor, mentee or both. New and returning participants must submit applications by Sept. 27. 
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Reserve up to four free tickets to Employee Appreciation football game Sept. 30
Human Resources invites employees and their guests to attend the Vanderbilt vs. Missouri football game on Sept. 30. Tickets are free for university employees and their guests, but they must be reserved in advance and are first come, first served. Employees also will receive a free concessions voucher for each ticketed person in attendance at the game.
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History of early Cherokee, Chickasaw students at Vanderbilt explored in library exhibit, upcoming talk
An exhibit currently on display at Vanderbilt’s Central Library explores the lesser-known history of some of the university’s earliest students. Cherokee and Chickasaw Students at Vanderbilt, 1885–1899 is the result of research led by Vanderbilt Law School professor Daniel Sharfstein. The project is supported by a Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant.
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Nominations and applications open for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment
VLE is designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff members who serve in a leadership role or have an interest in pursuing one within the university. Sessions take place from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m on select Wednesdays from October 2023 through May 2024.
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Registration closes TODAY for inaugural Commodore Cup, a campus-wide sustainability challenge hosted by the Wond’ry
The Wond’ry, in collaboration with Clearloop and the Division of Administration, will host the inaugural Commodore Cup design challenge this September, with $10,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs. Open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni, this year’s theme is sustainability. Applications close on Sept. 1 at midnight.
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ICYMI: You at VU web portal provides belonging, well-being resources for the campus community
At Vanderbilt, fostering a deep sense of belonging for every community member is a core value. To that end, the university has launched a web portal called “You at VU,” a one-stop spot where students, staff, postdocs and faculty can find ways to connect with others, engage across campus, and discover well-being support and resources.
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Everything you need to know about getting around campus and Nashville  
MoveVU, part of the Office of Transportation and Mobility, can assist you with your daily travel decisions and help reduce your carbon footprint while getting around Nashville and campus. Check out the following resources to help you get where you need to go.  
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Top 10 places to experience in Nashville
Nashville is known for its music and entertainment, but it’s also a hub for a variety of other industries, including sports, health care management, technology, printing and publishing, and tourism. Read our list of Nashville's top 10 places to experience.
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Four School of Nursing faculty named American Academy of Nursing fellows
Being named a fellow is one of the highest distinctions the nursing profession bestows, as it recognizes the impact an individual has made on health, health care and nursing. Professors Jennifer Kim and Rolanda Johnson and Assistant Professors Leanne Boehm and Lori Schirle will be inducted into the academy on Oct. 7.
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ICYMI: Vanderbilt University empowers staff with generative AI
The university's new guidelines aim to help staff understand the possibilities and be familiar with best practices when using AI tools.
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V150: Conquer and Prevail
School songs can form the core soundtrack of a student’s college experience. At Vanderbilt that musical history parallels the history of the institution.


Health & Safety Updates

Focus on your family’s health with Virgin Pulse as a new school year starts 

Advice for Parents: Supporting the mental health of children and teens during change

Need medical care? Know your options before you go

AlertVU test rescheduled for Sept. 7

Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 16–27


HR Workshops

Managers and leaders: Join the next Conversation Circle Sept. 14 to discuss the Staff Engagement Survey

Enhance your coaching skills with HR ELE’s Coaching Lab

Understanding Higher Education course available for employees


Campus Updates

Blasting scheduled as part of Frist Athletics Village project

Section of Natchez Trace closed for infrastructure project


Take Note

Digital Strategies survey seeks input on Vanderbilt website experience; participants entered for a chance to win a VU swag bag

Stay Secure: Multi-factor authentication now available for Microsoft Office applications

Online training now available for UKG Ready (Kronos) timekeeping system

Healthy Brain and Child Development Study seeks participants who are in their second trimester of pregnancy

Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning announces classes for fall 2023

Tutor Nashville seeking volunteers to support MNPS students

Internal Campus Supplier Vendor Fair to take place Sept. 6 

Ike Robinson Deans’ Lecture: Tonya Fancher, M.D., M.P.H. is Sept. 11


Coming Up

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  Wond’ry Book Swap
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  Political historian Eli Merritt to discuss book on American Revolution’s ‘perilous politics’
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  Rich Milner to discuss his new book 'The Race Card: Leading the Fight for Truth in America’s Schools'
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  ‘Voices of Mississippi’ concert event
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  Vanderbilt, Nashville Children’s Theatre bring life of Perry Wallace to the stage
Sept. 7-26
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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Tennessee lawmakers end special session without significant gun measures
The Vanderbilt Poll — Statewide is cited.
Nashville Post: Most Powerful Women 2023: Candice Lee
Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, is featured.
The Wall Street Journal: Expensive drugs targeted for first U.S. price negotiations
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted. NBC News, Vox and Axios published articles quoting Dusetzina.
The New York Times: An effort to focus on long overlooked Roma suffering in the Holocaust
Ari Joskowicz, associate professor of Jewish studies, is quoted.
The Independent: Tennessee votes to silence lawmaker who protested inaction on gun laws – again
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer of political science, is quoted.
The Tennessean: As a retired professor and dean, here’s why a college education still matters | Opinion
Dennis Hall, professor of physics, emeritus, authored this opinion piece.
The Wall Street Journal: Biden’s OMB politicizes cost-benefit analysis
Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, co-authored this opinion piece.
Medpage Today: Moms with OUD: Improved infant care seen with use of prenatal addiction meds
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Interesting Engineering: Artificial kidney is a success in pigs, what about humans?
William Fissell, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Contributor: A few questions with Vanderbilt Homeless Health Services
Jennifer Joy Hess, assistant professor of emergency medicine, and Sophie Druffner, Ph.D. student for community research and action, are quoted.
Forbes: Supplementing your college application: Essay advice from college admission leaders
Mike Drish, executive director of undergraduate admissions, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘Other cities keep me alive’: Visual artists say Nashville’s scene lags behind
Amanda Hellman, director of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, is quoted.
The Regulatory Review: Social media deplatforming
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor, professor of law and Director of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, is quoted.
Smithsonian Magazine: The pumpkin spice latte turns 20
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
New York Times: Is it time to wear a mask again?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Yahoo! Life, Wired and Health published articles quoting Schaffner.
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