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  Friday, April 17, 2020  
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A Message from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente: The Economic Impact of COVID-19
As we confront dual health and economic crises, we must remain steadfast in the constant pursuit of our mission and the ideals outlined in our Academic Strategic Plan. These core commitments are front of mind as we consider scenarios that will ensure the university’s success today and into the future, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Vanderbilt to use $2.8 million in CARES Act funding to support students affected by COVID-19
Vanderbilt University will use $2.8 million it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, a renowned scholar on race, gender and culture and chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, has won a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
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‘Virtual archaeology’ gives scholars a bigger perspective on the past
A pair of international, collaborative online platforms developed by Steven Werkne and colleagues are helping archaeologists get a big-picture view of the Inka Empire and the Spanish invasion of the Andean region of South America.
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Microsoft Office 365 online applications protected by multi-factor authentication beginning April 22
As the Vanderbilt community continues to engage in new modes of online collaboration for remote teaching, learning and work, it is essential that we boost our cybersecurity posture to protect Vanderbilt systems and data. Multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to protect our systems from cyberattacks.
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Virtual Gatherings: Robert Penn Warren Center connects humanities scholars
The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.
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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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Ask an Expert: What can a blood test reveal about coronavirus?
Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, discusses what a blood test can reveal about the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.


Take Note

Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications

Health Plus video: ‘Resilience to Life’s Unexpected Challenges and Stressful Events’

Schedule a virtual Mindful Break with Health Plus

VUSNAPS seeking older LGBT adults for study

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

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

Want professional development while working remotely? Visit VUIT’s Microsoft Office 365 training page


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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: State coalitions race to fight virus, but perilous gaps remain
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Boston Globe: A war production board for coronavirus testing
Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, co-writes about the potential benefits of establishing a Pandemic Testing Board for the coronavirus.
GQ: Inside the high-stakes new life of a coronavirus specialist
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Vanderbilt researchers project later COVID-19 peak
Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy, and John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, are quoted.
The Atlantic: The anxious child and the crisis of modern parenting
Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Week: You don’t need to obsessively disinfect your groceries, and other coronavirus tips from experts
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
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