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  Monday, Nov. 29, 2021  
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Vanderbilt Giving Tuesday to emphasize belonging and inclusion
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, when Vanderbilt will shine a spotlight on some of the initiatives that help support its incredible and diverse community. Alumni, donors, friends and community members are invited to make a gift to advance belonging and help create an inclusive campus where everyone can grow to their full potential.
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Doctoral student conducts first-ever study of life expectancy among different Asian American ethnic groups
Darwin Baluran, a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, sought to investigate the intermixture of ethnicities included under the “Asian” racial category—one of the nation’s fastest-growing groups—and the health of these groups in the United States.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Securing your physical devices
When it comes to ensuring the safety of your digital devices, protecting their physical security is just as important as technology best practices, such as creating strong passwords or updating software.
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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 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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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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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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WeGo Public Transit forum on Dec. 8 to seek input from Vanderbilt community on service changes
WeGo Public Transit and MoveVU are co-hosting a forum open to all—from experienced transit users to those who are considering it as a commute option for the first time—to share transit experiences and learn about new WeGo programs.
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Raver, Lee, Seabolt to speak at TEDxVanderbiltUniversityWomen Dec. 10
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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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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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.


COVID-19 Updates

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

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


Take Note

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

Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show is Dec. 10

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

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

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community


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Vanderbilt in the News
Financial Times: Growthflation takes hold
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
Newsweek: The Left’s Kevin McCarthy attacks are fuel for his fire
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Introducing ‘regenerative,’ the new climate buzzword
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
Reason: The D.C. Metro is still a mess, but a ‘carpocalypse’ has yet to materialize
The research of Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is cited.
The National Jurist: Vanderbilt law professor to appear on ‘Jeopardy!’ Professors Tournament
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: The FDA will soon decide on Merck’s COVID-19 antiviral pill. It shows promise, but there are also concerns
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
L’Opinion: L’Amérique latine prête à céder aux sirènes des ‘caudillos’
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
Religion News Service: Survey: Americans think bad things just happen; God is not responsible
Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and professor of ethics and society, is quoted.
Healthline: Why hospitalizations, deaths may be better indicators of the COVID-19 pandemic than new cases
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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