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  Friday, May 15, 2020  
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Wente, Kopstain discuss Return to Campus Plan at virtual town hall
More than 2,700 members of the university community attended a virtual town hall to learn more about Vanderbilt’s four-phased Return to Campus Plan.
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VU partnership with National Museum of African American Music takes next step forward
Vanderbilt is moving forward in its partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, and faculty and staff are invited to a May 20 Zoom meeting to learn more about the collaboration.
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Fitch affirms Vanderbilt University’s AAA bond rating
Vanderbilt University’s publicly traded, long-term bonds continue to be rated AAA—the highest level—by the Fitch Group, a leading credit agency.
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Blair School’s young music students perform for memory care patients
Zachary Ebin, director of the Blair School’s Suzuki program, and Blair Academy and Harpeth Hall student Nora Wang organized a series of online outreach concerts for people in need of a little cheer, including residents at Abe’s Garden, a Nashville Alzheimer’s and memory care facility.
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McKay, Gonzales are featured speakers for webinar today on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus
Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today, May 15, focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus.
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Vanderbilt to host first installment of Vision Zero Nashville Speaker Series with virtual meeting May 19
City, state and industry experts will discuss a strategy for eliminating traffic fatalities in Nashville while increasing access to safe, healthy and equitable mobility options during a Vanderbilt-hosted virtual event on Tuesday, May 19.
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud May 15–16
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of May 15–16. The scheduled downtime begins at 9 p.m. on Friday, May 15, and will end on Saturday, May 16. Please plan ahead for this period when the system will be unavailable.
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Faculty development workshops for May 2020 announced
Vanderbilt faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout May hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost. All sessions will be presented via Zoom.
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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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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 does social distancing impact the practice of law?
Cat Moon, lecturer in law and director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt Law School, discusses the various ways that social distancing may impact the practice of law.


Take Note

Vanderbilt lights up athletic fields in tribute to VUMC frontline workers

Parenting Group virtual meeting rescheduled for May 15

Women’s Center to screen 'Period. End of Sentence' May 19

Day of Wond’ry virtual event set for May 22

Diabetes Prevention Program virtual information session is May 29

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grants

Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications

Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections

Campus Dining offers flex meal plan for summer 2020

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer

Fidelity confidential consultations available by phone

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


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Master’s in Data Science program application deadline extended for 2020 VU graduates to May 15
· MAY ·
  Application deadline extended to May 30 for Peabody master’s programs


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: Explainer: Tracking the coronavirus ‘reproduction rate’ as lockdowns ease
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
NBC News: LGBTQ people face higher unemployment amid coronavirus pandemic, survey finds
Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, is quoted.
Vox: What Trump’s refusal to wear a mask says about masculinity in America
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
CNN: No, your teenager’s boyfriend or girlfriend cannot come over during the pandemic
Joe Rodgers, Lois Autry Betts Professor of Psychology, is quoted.
NBC: Which kids get sickest from COVID-19? The ‘medically complex,’ study finds
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: Bankruptcy courts ill-prepared for tsunami of people going broke from coronavirus shutdown
Paige Skiba, professor of law, co-writes about the wave of personal bankruptcies resulting from coronavirus shutdowns.
Forbes: Which employment laws/policies actually help pregnant workers?
Jennifer Shinall, associate professor of law, is quoted.
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