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  Friday, May 1, 2020  
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A Word with Wente: Celebrating our 2020 graduates
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente kicks off the celebration of Vanderbilt’s 2020 graduates in a new video message. The university will honor the Class of 2020 through stories, video, social media and more over the next week, culminating with a special address from Wente to graduates at 9 a.m. CST on Friday, May 8.
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Two Arts and Science professors named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows
Two College of Arts and Science professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists to be awarded 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.
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Vanderbilt Fulbright finalists and alternates announced for 2020-21
Twelve Vanderbilt students and alumni have been awarded funding to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. An additional eight students have been named alternates and may subsequently become grantees.
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Special edition Zoom backgrounds available for Class of 2020 celebrations
Class of 2020 graduates, their friends, family members and supporters can now download university-, school- and Commencement-themed virtual backgrounds for their Zoom meetings, meetups and online celebrations. Giphy stickers also are available for Instagram Stories by searching #VU2020.
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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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Winner of Hamblet Award, top student art prize, named for 2020
The Department of Art announces senior Rebecca Arp as this year’s recipient of the prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award and will receive a $25,000 prize providing funds for a year of art research and travel, culminating in a solo show at Vanderbilt in one year. Senior Sydney Kaemmerlen is the recipient of the Merit Award and $10,000.
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Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections
Pedestrians and drivers traveling near Vanderbilt’s campus will find new new automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at five major intersections around the university and along a portion of 21st Avenue South, part of an effort to increase pedestrian safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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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 does the economy restart?
Kathleen McKiernan, assistant professor of economics, discusses how the economy can restart after the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Take Note

Wellcast: ‘Stress and Coping During COVID-19’

Play Move in May Wellness Bingo with Health Plus

Reach your health goals with a personal lifestyle coach from Health Plus

Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer

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

· MAY ·
  Application deadline extended to May 15 for Peabody master’s programs
· MAY ·
  Master’s in Data Science program application deadline extended for 2020 VU graduates to May 15


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Vanderbilt in the News
Business Insider: Research suggests the coronavirus can linger in the air in crowded areas and hospital rooms—but you probably won’t walk through virus ‘clouds’
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
ABC News: ‘Double the number of users’ in PPP system as it reopens with more technical issues
Michael Burcham, senior lecturer of entrepreneurship, is quoted.
The New York Times: With campuses closed, college tours move online
Vanderbilt is mentioned.
Forbes: Apple founder Zoom-bombs meeting to thank COVID-19 scientists
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Chair, professor of pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Want a classical music performance for your grandparents at home? Vanderbilt Blair School students can help
Classical music students from Blair School of Music are performing personal concerts for elderly residents via Zoom.
Parade: Gratitude is having a moment—here’s why that matters (and how you can incorporate it into your own daily routine)
Bruce Compas, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair, professor of psychology and human development and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
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