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  Monday, April 27, 2020  
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Open Mind: Learning from the unexpected
In her latest “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the many unexpected short-term and long-term shifts members of the Vanderbilt community have had to make during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Remote work for staff extended to
May 8
Vanderbilt is extending “stay at home” orders and authorizations for remote work until Friday, May 8, noting that it is possible the university’s first phase of increased campus activity could begin as early as Monday, May 11.
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John M. Lutz appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations
Vanderbilt University’s senior technology leader, John M. Lutz, has been appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, effective immediately, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today. He also will continue to serve as vice chancellor for information technology.
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Campus Connection Program to enhance undergraduate experience
The new Campus Connection Program will offer undergraduate students personalized support and guidance in navigating experiential learning and campus services related to their collegiate experience.
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Notable ’Dores drop in on Vanderbilt students during last week of classes
As Vanderbilt students finished up their last full week of spring semester classes through online and alternative learning, a few familiar faces dropped in on some classes to show their support and share advice.
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Philanthropy class donates funds to support local nonprofits and relief efforts
A unique Vanderbilt University class has ended the year on a high note by distributing $77,000 in donations to Nashville nonprofits and relief efforts related to the March 3 tornadoes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Huron selected as new electronic research administration system vendor
After more than a year of vendor comparison and implementation preparation, Vanderbilt University has selected Huron Grants and Agreements to replace Vanderbilt’s current electronic research administration systems, Coeus and PEER.
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Faculty may nominate colleagues for Thomas Jefferson Award
Faculty may submit nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to a Vanderbilt faculty member for distinguished service through extraordinary contributions in the councils and governance of the university, through Friday, May 15.
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Ask an Expert: What does COVID-19 reveal about racial health disparities?
Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, discusses what the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing about racial health disparities.


Take Note

Master’s in Data Science program application deadline extended for 2020 VU graduates to May 15

Application deadline extended to May 15 for Peabody master’s programs

Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program-Concept Papers

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Mallinckrodt Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 V Foundation Robin Roberts Cancer ‘Thrivership’ Research Grant

CARES Act includes penalty-free distributions, changes to participant loan provisions and repayment requirements

Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

CARES Act allows retirement hardship withdrawals

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

Business of VU preparing for fourth cohort in fall 2020

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


Coming Up

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  ‘Study Abroad 101’ virtual information meeting


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Vanderbilt in the News
ABC News: Trump brushes off questions after drug he’s touted performs poorly in early results
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Colleges are already deciding whether to reopen in the fall. Tell us your plan
The statement shared on social media by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente is highlighted.
CNN: Doctors try to untangle why they’re seeing ‘unprecedented’ blood clotting among COVID-19 patients
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Vanderbilt Hustler: Q&A: Interim Chancellor Wente Zooms with the ‘Hustler’
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses her tenure as interim chancellor, the challenges of the global pandemic and the way forward for Vanderbilt.
The New York Times: Rule No. 1 for parents doing ‘crisis schooling’: Take a deep breath
Barbara Stengel, professor of the practice of education, emerita, is quoted.
The Hill: Coronavirus lawsuits against China face uphill battle
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
Ladders: This is why your dreams (and sleep) are so weird during the COVID-19 crisis
Beth Malow, Burry Professor of Cognitive Childhood Development, is quoted.
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