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  Wednesday, Apr. 29, 2020  
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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus
Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19.
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Class of 2020 celebrations begin on Friday
Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2020 will be celebrated through a series of special videos and messages from across the campus community, including web stories and social media posts spotlighting graduates’ achievements.
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Vanderbilt announces one-time extension to Voluntary Staff Departure Incentive Program
As the university continues its planning to address the extreme financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline to apply for the Voluntary Staff Departure Incentive Program has been extended through 5 p.m. Monday, May 4, to provide staff additional time to consider this important initiative.
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Vanderbilt jazz program honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine 
Blair School of Music’s budding jazz program earned top ranking in the category of Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group for “Commercial Break,” a self-titled debut album written and recorded by an ensemble of Vanderbilt undergraduates.
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Writing seminar considers chivalry in the age of COVID-19
Students in “King Arthur and the Literature of Chivalry,” a writing seminar taught by University Librarian and Professor of English Valerie Hotchkiss, devoted recent class time to what 21st-century chivalry looks like, especially during COVID-19.
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Arts and Science undergrads advocate for the humanities in Washington, D.C.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak necessitated the move to online and alternative learning earlier this spring, undergraduate students Barton Christmas and Miranda Cross traveled to Washington, D.C., and with guidance from the Office of Federal Relations, advocated for robust federal support for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Nominations open for fall 2020 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Webinar: ‘Federal Funding Outlook and Opportunities in Computational Health’ May 6
A webinar discussing federal funding for research in computational health is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, from 10 to 11 a.m CST. The webinar, presented by Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC, will be broadcast remotely.
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Ask an Expert: How will the pandemic change workplaces?
David Owens, professor for the practice of management and innovation and Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic will change workplaces.


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


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  ‘Study Abroad 101’ virtual information meeting April 30


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNN: How to clean your bathroom to protect against coronavirus
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: A spate of lawsuits could help travelers battling airlines and cruise lines. Here’s what you need to know.
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
Fortune: Trump’s comments on disinfecting the lungs sparks urgent warning from doctors, makers of Lysol
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Middle Tennessee students learn from teachers online, parents at home amid coronavirus pandemic
Brian Kissel, professor of the practice of teaching and learning, is quoted.
Bloomberg: More COVID testing for minorities is key to opening U.S. economy
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine and director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, is quoted.
ScienceNews: It’s time to stop debating how to teach kids to read and follow the evidence
Douglas Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development, is quoted.
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