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  Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020  
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Vanderbilt Board of Trust names four new members
The president and CEO of Nasdaq and a respected leader in the health care industry are among the new elected members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.
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Wente launches University Continuity Working Group
The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead.
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20 Vanderbilt students win prestigious NSF fellowships
The National Science Foundation recently selected 15 Vanderbilt graduate students and five undergraduate students to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, one undergraduate and 15 graduate students received honorable mentions.
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Melodores share music, cultivate new fans during pandemic
The Melodores, Vanderbilt’s award-winning a cappella group, have engaged multitudes of fans on social media as musical groups the world over find creative outlets to share music despite the coronavirus pandemic.
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College boosts arts careers in surprising and important ways: report
What you do in college has a surprising impact on your ability to sustain a career in the arts long-term, according to a new report co-authored by Alexandre Frenette, assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. 
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Campus Dining prepares care packages for students remaining on campus
To help ease the stress of living through heightened COVID-19 safety protocols, the Campus Dining team is distributing care packages to all on-campus residential students who visit Rand Dining Center.
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5 tips to improve your virtual chat set-up
Whether you’re taking a class, conducting a meeting or gathering with friends, just about everyone is jumping into virtual chats. Here are five easy tips to improve how your virtual chat looks and sounds.
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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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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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Ask an Expert: How do vaccines work?
Kathryn Edwards, the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, discusses how a vaccine works in the human body.


Take Note

‘Study Abroad 101’ virtual information meeting April 30

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


Coming Up

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  Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is April 24


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: The coronavirus in America: The year ahead
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
E! News: These hometown heroes from the ‘One World: Together at Home’ concert deserve a round of applause
Robert Webster, Richard A. Schroeder Chair in Mechanical Engineering, and his team are highlighted.
CNBC: Coronavirus could push Americans to lobby for a social safety net like Europe’s, experts say
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Antibody treatments may be the best hope against the virus until a vaccine
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: The anatomy of a pandemic
John Graves, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: ‘Germany: A Nation in Its Time’ Review: Princes, poets and Prussians
The book Germany: A Nation in Its Time by Helmut Walser Smith, Ingram Chair in History and professor of German studies, is reviewed.
The Washington Post: What if the problem of racism has no solution?
Paul Taylor, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and professor of African American and diaspora studies, reviews the book Afropessimism by Frank Wilderson.
The Atlantic: What happened to American childhood?
Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
CBS Evening News: Will hydroxychloroquine help fight COVID-19? This trial is trying to find out
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
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