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  Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021  
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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the university community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results for the fall 2021 semester.
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Chancellor shares political science expertise with students in Unity and American Democracy course
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier spoke to students in the Unity and American Democracy course Nov. 30 and used his talk in part to discuss the fundamental purpose of universities: to teach students “not what to think, but how to think.”
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COVID-19 protocols update
The university has determined that for the remainder of the fall semester, it will require all faculty, staff and students to either participate in routine on-campus COVID-19 testing or provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain writes in an update to the Vanderbilt community.
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Raver, Lee, Seabolt to speak at TEDxVanderbiltUniversityWomen Friday
TEDxVanderbiltUniversity will host a virtual event on Friday, Dec. 10, featuring C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director; and Kathleen Seabolt, executive director of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center.
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Nominate outstanding faculty for annual teaching awards
Undergraduate students are invited to nominate faculty members for two university awards recognizing excellence in teaching: the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.
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Registration open for 2022 Global Health Case Competition
Registration is now open for the 2022 Global Health Case Competition, an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem.
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Initiative for Race Research and Justice seeks applicants for Graduate and Professional Student Board
The Initiative for Race Research and Justice is seeking Vanderbilt graduate and professional students to join its inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Board. The board will commence spring 2022 for a one-year term. 
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Applications open for Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides Vanderbilt undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The goal of DSI–SRP is to encourage and enhance student-faculty mentoring and joint research efforts in data science.
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Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program ongoing
Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are being accepted through Jan. 11. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks feedback through community survey
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting feedback from community members on service and satisfaction. The short survey will allow the VU community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvement and safety concerns.
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Amazon Hub Lockers available at Rand, Commons Center
With the holiday season in full swing, Vanderbilt students now have access to additional delivery options for packages shipped to campus.
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10th Annual Surgery, Intervention and Engineering Symposium features expert in AI-powered computational cardiology
Learn about artificial intelligence and how developing a “digital twin” for the heart has improved human health during the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering annual symposium on Dec. 15.
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Learn about beer’s role in biomedical research with Vanderbilt experts and alumni
Vanderbilt alumni and the founders of Jackalope Brewing Co. and Yazoo Brewing Co. will join Vanderbilt researchers for a Dec. 16 virtual discussion about beer and fermentation science.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Securing your home network
Your home network refers to the connections among your devices, computers, routers, baby monitors, etc., and the internet. In today’s environment and with the prevalence of remote work, securing your home network is more important than ever.
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Ask An Expert: What is multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children?
Dr. Sophie Katz, assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases and associate medical director of the Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, describes the symptoms and treatment of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C.


COVID-19 Updates

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs

COVID-19 testing center closures for the winter holidays

Archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience


Take Note

Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show is Dec. 10

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

EAT convenes students, scholars and hosts for food, friendship and cultural exchange

Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename design lab in professor’s honor

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: After Michigan school shooting, experts question what could have prevented it
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Associated Press: U.S. appeals court to rehear Tennessee abortion ban argument
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
Well + Good: Neuroscientists explain why future plans always sound fun but can be anxiety-inducing day of
Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Newsweek: Full schedule for ‘Jeopardy!’ Professor’s Tournament
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is mentioned.
Associated Press: Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches U.S.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Associated Press: Nashville Christmas concert to benefit homeless returns
The Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra led by Ryan Middagh, assistant professor of jazz studies, is featured.
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