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  Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020  
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Dean of Students continues support for students on and off campus
The Office of the Dean of Students continues to support Vanderbilt students—those remaining on campus as well as those now living and learning remotely—in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Three Vanderbilt STEM students named Goldwater Scholars for 2020
Sophomores Ashwin Kumar and Abinaya Ramakrishnan and junior Amelia Taylor have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for their exceptional promise of being the next generation of research leaders.
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Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’
“Zoombombing” happens when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings and share their screens to bombard real attendees. Vanderbilt University Information Technology offers tips for Zoom hosts to help secure their meetings.
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Vanderbilt delivers mental health and well-being services virtually, launches SilverCloud
Vanderbilt student support services to facilitate physical, emotional and academic well-being are moving to a virtual environment, and now include SilverCloud.
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Cyber safety while working remotely: VUIT, VUPS offer best practices for avoiding scams
As the number of Vanderbilt employees working remotely has risen during recent weeks, so has malicious activity by cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in technology. Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Vanderbilt University Information Technology offer best practices for avoiding scams.


Take Note

Book discussion of ‘A Well-Behaved Woman’ moves online April 7

CARES Act allows retirement hardship withdrawals

WeGo Public Transit modifies services in response to COVID-19

Updated information regarding campus services available to Vanderbilt community

Zoom online conferencing platform available; Add a VU virtual background

Beware of new phishing scam

Employee Assistance Program ConnectCARE offers teleconsulting sessions via phone, Zoom

Listen: ‘Coping and Emotional Health during COVID-19’

Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

Resources for autism assessment and care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Get active in April with Health Plus

Get free access to ‘New York Times,’ ‘Wall Street Journal’ through VU Libraries’ News Desk portal


Coming Up

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  Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is April 24


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music names Candelaria new dean
Vanderbilt’s appointment of Lorenzo Candelaria as dean of the Blair School of Music is highlighted.
Bloomberg: U.S. finally ramps up virus testing, but demand still outpaces supply
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Voice of America: How U.S. presidents have handled public health crises
Thomas Alan Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
NBC News: ‘Post intensive-care syndrome’: Why some COVID-19 patients may face problems even after recovery
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘We’re all in this together’: Project C.U.R.E. collects medical supplies to fight coronavirus pandemic
Cynthia Paschal, associate professor of biomedical engineering and senior associate dean for undergraduate education, is quoted.
Runner’s World: This prototype device could make runners go 50 percent faster
David Braun, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and assistant professor of computer engineering, is quoted.
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