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  Wednesday, May. 20, 2020  
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A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody
When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bordeau appointed president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education
Andrea Bordeau, global safety and security manager for Vanderbilt University, has been appointed the inaugural president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education. The announcement of her appointment comes as Bordeau has worked to ensure the safety of Vanderbilt community members while abroad.
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Office of LGBTQI Life recognizes annual award winners
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life has announced the recipients of its annual LGBTQI Life awards, including the Allyship in Action, Advocate of the Year, Intersectional Advocate of the Year, and Spotlight awards.
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8 tips for building resilience during Mental Health Awareness Month
This year has brought so much more than the “normal stresses of life,” and paying attention to our positive emotional well-being is more important than ever. Building psychological resilience helps us manage these stressors and bounce back when there are life challenges.
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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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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.


Take Note

Day of Wond’ry virtual event set for May 22

Diabetes Prevention Program virtual information session set for May 29

VU’s Miriam Lense featured on ‘Music and Mind Live’ with Renée Fleming June 2

Vanderbilt lights up athletic fields in tribute to VUMC frontline workers

Enroll in Babies and You prenatal education program; virtual sessions offered

Play Move in May Wellness Bingo

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

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

Resources and tips for supporting your mental health during COVID-19


Coming Up

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  Application deadline extended to May 30 for Peabody master’s programs


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Vanderbilt in the News
Business Insider: You’re less likely to catch the coronavirus outdoors, but the amount of time you spend near other people matters most
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: When religion sided with science: Medieval lessons for surviving COVID-19
Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman, associate professor of Jewish studies, writes about examining faith-based responses to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Washington Post: Crisis exposes how America has hollowed out its government
David Lewis, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair, professor of political science and professor of law, is quoted.
CBS Evening News: Monkey trial of Oxford vaccine shows encouraging results
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
BNN Bloomberg: Feeding America should become a federal priority
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, writes about America’s food supply during the coronavirus pandemic.
Los Angeles Times: Can China be sued in the U.S. and forced to pay for coronavirus losses? Legal experts say no
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law, is quoted.
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