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  Monday, Nov. 22, 2021  
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Make note of Student Care Network schedules over academic break
The Student Care Network announces the following modifications to its regularly scheduled hours over the upcoming academic breaks for students.
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Vanderbilt offers reminders about COVID-19 safety during the holidays
The Thanksgiving and winter holidays are traditionally a time of gathering with family and friends. As with all aspects of life in a pandemic, however, best safety practices require us to adjust our expectations and behaviors.
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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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Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are ongoing
Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are open 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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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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Submit biweekly time cards, report holiday time in advance of Thanksgiving holiday
Biweekly employees and student workers are strongly encouraged to submit their time cards, and their managers are encouraged to approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed and prior to departure for the Thanksgiving holiday, unless the employee will be working during the holiday and/or weekend.
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Learn about the science of longevity with Vanderbilt experts in virtual event
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly Lab-to-Table Conversation will bring together research experts on Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a virtual discussion about our current understanding of the biology of longevity.
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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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Daily Parking users: West Garage gates operable on Nov. 22 
The West Garage is transitioning to the same gate system as other Daily Parking locations on Monday, Nov. 22. You will be required to tap your Vanderbilt ID card or mobile credentials to enter the lot instead of using the ParkMobile app.
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Annual parking permit holders: Center Garage upper deck to close permanently 
Annual parking permit holders should note that the upper deck of the Center Garage (Lot 206A) will close permanently on Monday, Nov. 29. The lower level will remain open.
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Drone survey project mapping campus utilities scheduled for Nov. 20–24
As part of a project to survey Vanderbilt University’s utilities, drone flights are scheduled Nov. 20–24 throughout campus. The flights are expected to occur daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Keeping your operating system and software up to date
Updating the operating system and software on our machines is critical to our collective digital safety and online presence. The faster you update, the sooner you can feel you have laid the foundation for securing your data.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closures for Thanksgiving, winter holidays

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

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


Take Note

VKC Lecture: ‘Intro to Extensible Neuroimaging Archive Toolkit’ Nov. 22

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘We Need New Science Stories’ Dec. 3

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

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

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: College professors have a right to provoke and upset you. It’s a part of learning.
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this opinion piece.
Business Insider: Warren accuses GOP senator of ‘Red Scare tactics’ after he suggests Biden nominee is a communist because of where she was born
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
Radio France Internationale: Un cuarto de los americanos no ve la democracia como el mejor sistema de gobierno
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
The Hill: Arbery prosecutors grill defendant McMichael in cross-examination
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: New report calls for investment in early childhood education
Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development and professor of psychology, is quoted.
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