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  Friday, Apr. 10, 2020  
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WATCH: A Word with Wente—teaching, learning and discovery during times of change
In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente thanks the Vanderbilt community for continuing to focus on teaching, learning and discovery during times of tremendous change, with a special message for Vanderbilt’s faculty.
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2020 virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website launched
On a virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the university’s continued momentum and highlights faculty achievements.
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Vanderbilt University prepares hundreds of rooms for VUMC medical workers fighting global pandemic
Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.
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Researchers developing potential coronavirus antibody therapies
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is teaming up with academic, governmental and corporate partners in an unprecedented, fast-tracked global effort to develop antibody-based treatments to protect people exposed to the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
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Harrington wins prestigious Arts and Letters Award in Literature
Centennial Professor of History Joel Harrington has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters with a 2020 award in literature.
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Women’s Center announces 2020 award recipients
A pathbreaking veteran, a scientist who urges students to chart their own course, an art historian who advocates for fellow faculty members, and a nurse who has advanced women’s health on campus are among the recipients of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s annual awards.
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New grant helps minority STEM scholars advance as postdocs
With support from the Heising-Simons Foundation, Vanderbilt will help advance underrepresented minority astrophysics scholars to secure faculty appointments with elite postdoctoral fellowships.
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Vanderbilt nursing students experience social distancing … and provide virtual clinical patient care
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has developed an innovative solution to enable its PreSpecialty nursing students to continue their clinical training while taking the social distancing precautions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chemistry department leverages available resources for hand sanitizer production
As universities across the country pool resources to tackle pressing challenges brought on by COVID-19, individuals in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt are working to develop one resource in high demand: hand sanitizer. 
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Vanderbilt geospatial researchers fill unmet need for real-time maps of COVID-19 spread in Tennessee, Peru
Sometimes the best way to understand the impact of an epidemic is to see it with your own eyes. Vanderbilt geospatial researchers have stepped up to apply their mapping skills to the COVID-19 crisis.
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Virtual Gatherings: Zoom coffee hours help MHS students and faculty stay connected, consider current events
Medicine, Health and Society’s virtual Thursday coffee hours leverages the center’s academic focus on the social aspects of illness and health to help students process the impact of COVID-19 on the wider world—and to blow off steam with a short dance break, too.
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Enroll in multi-factor authentication to protect Vanderbilt systems and data
As the Vanderbilt community continues to engage in new modes of online collaboration for remote teaching, learning and work, VUIT is asking everyone in the Vanderbilt community to enroll in the multi-factor authentication solution DUO.
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Passwords now required for Zoom meetings
In response to the rise of “Zoombombing,” VUIT, in consultation with Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching, has enabled a security feature on your Vanderbilt Zoom account that will require a password when scheduling new meetings.
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In Memoriam
Vanderbilt has lost three prominent members of the university community in recent weeks: Hans Stoll, the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus; Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus and emeritus trustee; and John Loomis, an alumnus and former member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.
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Ask an Expert: How long can COVID-19 live on surfaces?
Vanderbilt University faculty are sharing their expertise on a range of topics related to COVID-19.


Take Note

Campus Dining now offering virtual nutrition counseling for students

Webinar on federal funding for humanities research scheduled for April 14

Resources and tips for supporting your mental health during COVID-19

Employee Assistance Program ConnectCARE offers teleconsulting sessions via phone, Zoom

Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’

VU offers activity pages, resources to support community members with young children at home

Updated information regarding campus services available to Vanderbilt community

WeGo Public Transit modifies services in response to COVID-19

Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

CARES Act allows retirement hardship withdrawals

Resources for autism assessment and care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Limited Submission Opportunity: Council on Library and Information Resources Recordings at Risk

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant

Funding Opportunity: American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant

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


Coming Up

· APR ·
  ‘COVID-19 Update Through a Public Health Lens’ featuring Dr. William Schaffner April 10
· APR ·
  Parenting Group virtual meeting April 15
· APR ·
  Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is April 24


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Trump denies halting shipment of protective equipment abroad
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The New Yorker: The quest for a pandemic pill
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Cellphone data convinced Gov. Bill Lee to shut down Tennessee. This is what he saw.
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg: A fast-moving virus pits treating patients against finding a cure
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
Mashable: Which tablet to buy for your kid: These are the best right now
The research of Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, is cited.
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