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  Wednesday, April 15, 2020  
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WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. David Aronoff
In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses COVID-19 with Dr. David Aronoff, professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
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‘U.S. News’ ranks Vanderbilt graduate schools among nation’s best
“U.S. News & World Report” continues to place Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools among the nation’s best in its latest rankings.
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M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans
Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.
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The Open Dore: How the Center for Teaching supports faculty
In this month’s edition of the “Open Dore” newsletter, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff discusses the essential role the center plays in supporting Vanderbilt faculty year-round, and especially in times such as now, when there’s an unprecedented and historical shift in methods and rapid adoption of new technologies.
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Visit ‘Dream for Light Years’ visual/musical exhibition online
“Dream for Light Years,” a collaboration between contemporary artist Ali Smith and Blair School of Music’s Michael Alec Rose, can now be enjoyed online.
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Virtual Gatherings: Grad student in Earth and Environmental Sciences keeps group hangouts on schedule
When COVID-19 threw a wrench in their plans for meeting up in person, graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences decided to take their weekly hangout online. 
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COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations have compiled lists of public and private funders that are accepting applications related to COVID-19.
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‘A Conversation with Jaquira Díaz’ moves online April 16
A conversation with Jaquira Díaz, whose March talk on campus for the Harry C. Howard Lecture was canceled, has been moved online April 16 by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.
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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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Want professional development while working remotely? Visit VUIT’s Microsoft Office 365 training page
In response to requests from the Vanderbilt community for Microsoft Office training, Vanderbilt University Information Technology has added a Microsoft Office 365 training page to its website.
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Nutrition professor shares four tips for healthy eating while sheltering at home
Jamie Pope, registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor of practice in Medicine, Health and Society, offers four tips for maintaining proper nutrition while balancing the stress of self-quarantine.


Take Note

Virtual screening of documentary ‘The Vote’ in commemoration of suffrage centennial set for April 16

Medicine, Health and Society Virtual Coffee Hour: ‘Politics in a Pandemic’ April 16

Campus Dining now offering virtual nutrition counseling for students

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

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

Updated information regarding campus services available to Vanderbilt community

Cyber safety while working remotely: VUIT, VUPS offer best practices for avoiding scams

Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

CARES Act allows retirement hardship withdrawals

Resources for autism assessment and care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health Plus Well-being Navigator provides resources during COVID-19

Health Plus: How to stay healthy and productive while working remotely

Passwords now required for Zoom meetings

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Business Insider: There are serious problems with a widely shared ‘study’ claiming runners need to maintain 32 feet of distance for coronavirus protection, experts say
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
USA Today: How coronavirus school closures could cause ‘historic academic regression’
Elizabeth Self, assistant professor of the practice of teaching and learning, is quoted.
The Hill: Homeless population uniquely vulnerable to coronavirus pandemic
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Discover: Screen time is replacing playtime—and that’s changing kids’ brains
Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Vox: Why Bernie Sanders failed
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
PBS Newshour: What you need to know about hydroxychloroquine and coronavirus
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
The Globe and Mail (Canada): Your money or your life? Coronavirus-era economics makes us ask grim questions about how to value each other
Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management, is quoted.
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