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  Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021  
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Town hall for undergraduate students, families scheduled for Sept. 13
Vanderbilt University campus leaders will host a virtual town hall on Monday, Sept. 13, beginning at 6 p.m. CT for all undergraduate students and their families about the university’s 2021 fall semester operations. The event will address COVID-19 protocols, testing and contact tracing, housing and dining facilities, academic support, and resources for mental health and wellness.
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Dashboard Update: Fall 2021 COVID-19 positive cases among Vanderbilt community members
Vanderbilt University has launched its COVID-19 dashboard for the fall 2021 semester. The university maintains this dashboard to inform the community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results among members of the university community.
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Chancellor to host discussion on how 9/11 has changed America
In remembrance of the 20th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion, “9/11: Two Decades Later,” featuring faculty historians and legal scholars Jon Meacham, Samar Ali and Ganesh Sitaraman.
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Vanderbilt to mark 9/11 anniversary with memorials, opportunities for reflection
Vanderbilt University will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States with a memorial event planned for Alumni Lawn on Sept. 10 and an opportunity for reflection at Benton Chapel on Sept. 11.
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Everything you need to know about hidden gems on campus
Whether you’re a new student or rediscovering Vanderbilt after some time away, check out these hidden gems that make campus worth exploring.
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‘NBJ’ honors three from Vanderbilt as 2021 health care innovators
Three Vanderbilt health care leaders—André L. Churchwell, C. Buddy Creech and Consuelo H. Wilkins—have been recognized by the “Nashville Business Journal” with 2021 Health Care Innovation Awards. The awards “honor those who pushed the region’s signature industry forward and helped protect their communities in uncertain times.”
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Innovative research on double-edged role of social networks across societies wins 2021 Best Publication Award
Associate Professor of Sociology Lijun Song explored whether social network connections harmed or hurt one’s well-being in published research that won the American Sociological Association’s 2021 Best Publication Award in the Sociology of Mental Health Section.  
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‘Hostile Terrain 94’ participatory art installation invites public to engage with humanitarian issues at U.S.-Mexico border
Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies will host a participatory art installation that aims to raise community awareness about the human side of undocumented migration at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Vanderbilt Blair School’s Wilson Music Library enables singular research and teaching of global and local musicology
Holling Smith-Borne, director of the Vanderbilt Blair School of Music’s Anne Potter Wilson Library, uses his own music background in assisting faculty to teach unique aspects of music as well as curating exhibits for library patrons that showcase local music history.
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Celebrate Diverse ‘Dores Day tomorrow
Diverse ’Dores Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 9, from noon to 4 p.m. The event is open to all Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
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Drone flyover to occur over campus Saturday
Geo-Jobe, on behalf of the Vanderbilt University Facilities department, will be flying a fixed-wing drone over campus on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 30; student proposals now being accepted
The annual fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30. A virtual fair will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom, followed by an in-person event in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students who have completed research while an undergraduate at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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Registration open for inaugural Undergraduate Civic and Professional Showcase
Students who wish to present about the civic and professional experiences they have completed while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to register for the inaugural Undergraduate Civic and Professional Showcase. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Student Life Center.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update: Dashboard, sentinel testing program, academic support and gatherings

Travel awareness regarding E.U. entry restrictions

COVID health and safety protocols: Important reminders

Student Health Center to expand symptomatic COVID-19 testing to Saturdays, other symptomatic testing options for campus community

Occupational Health offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Tents return to campus lawns for outdoor gatherings


Take Note

Exploring the outdoors topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 16

Plan ahead for Research Finance VERA soft launch deadline Sept. 17

Memorial service for Carl Haywood set for Sept. 19

GrantForward researcher information session is Sept. 22

Plan ahead for Amendments and Contracts VERA soft launch deadline Sept. 23

Nominations sought for annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. faculty and student awards; 2021 lecture is Oct. 5

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

Fall GIS workshop series set for September, October

Study seeks middle and high school aged children for reading and communication project

Autism-LASR Lab seeking research participants for study on sensory experiences

Study seeks participants for brain-based learning enhancement research

Join Health Plus Fit for Fall step challenge

A Healthier You: ‘Change Your Mindset About Change’

Nutrition Corner: ‘Healthy Eating on a Budget’

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


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics workshop Sept. 14-15
· SEP ·
  ‘Black Death at the Golden Gate’ author to discuss SF bubonic plague outbreak’s applications to coronavirus pandemic
· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Explainer: Congress asks tech companies for Jan. 6 records
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Chalkbeat Tennessee: Tennessee’s lingering school funding trial is reset before a new court
Chris Candelaria, assistant professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
Politico: Opinion: The dangerous legal illusion of ‘parental rights’
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is a co-author of this piece.
The Deseret News: CDC reveals why unvaccinated people should stay home this weekend
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
PBS NewsHour: COVID-19 vaccines never promised perfection. Experts say it’s time to curb our highest expectations
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: Slavery was the ultimate labor distortion—empowering workers today would be a form of reparations
Joerg Rieger, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies and distinguished professor of theology, authored this piece.
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