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  Monday, April 20, 2020  
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WATCH: A Word with Wente—the economic impact of COVID-19
In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses the strategies Vanderbilt is developing to control costs in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, and expresses deep gratitude for staff, faculty and researchers for their dedication, strength and steadfastness during this challenging time.
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Multiple Vanderbilt summer programs canceled due to COVID-19
Many Vanderbilt non-academic programs, camps and special events are being canceled for summer 2020 to protect the health and safety of the community during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Identity centers offer adjusted resources and support for VU community in response to COVID-19
The Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, through its identity centers, has continued to promote academic success, cultural and professional education, and inclusivity and belonging for the Vanderbilt community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘Open Spaces: Comfort and Hope’ shares diverse array of artistic expressions, uplifting messages
While the world is practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, two Vanderbilt community members have created a virtual gathering space for students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to engage with uplifting musical performances, artistic presentations, poetry readings and more.
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Business of VU preparing for fourth cohort in fall 2020
The Business of VU program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance, is now accepting applications for its fourth cohort in fall 2020. The program offers Vanderbilt community members an opportunity to learn about the business operations of the university and the higher education landscape.
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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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Ask an Expert: How can you alleviate stress around coronavirus?
With families facing unprecedented stress during the COVID-19 crisis, parents need to prioritize mental wellness in order to be present for their children, Vanderbilt psychology professor Bruce Compas says.


Take Note

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

Campus Dining now offering virtual nutrition counseling for students

Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications

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

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

Schedule a virtual Mindful Break with Health Plus

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

VUSNAPS seeking older LGBT adults for study


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Vanderbilt in the News Vanderbilt University using $2.8 million from CARES Act to support students in need
Vanderbilt’s announcement that $2.8 million it receives from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act will be used to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighted.
The Washington Post: How far can Joe Biden go to appeal to former Sanders supporters and Democrats on the left?
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
Reuters: Coronavirus clue? Most cases aboard U.S. aircraft carrier are symptom-free
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: Coronavirus may wane this summer, but don’t count on any seasonal variation to end the pandemic
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, professor of law and professor of health policy, writes about the potential impact of warmer weather on the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt: Nashville is starving the coronavirus. The rest of Tennessee? Maybe not.
John Graves, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
CNN: When the ventilator comes off, the delirium comes out for many coronavirus survivors
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted about coronavirus patients experiencing delirium after coming off of ventilators.
The Science Times: A quicker solution to coronavirus may be vaccines that are 50 percent effective, scientists claim
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, and Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, are quoted.
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