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  Friday, May 22, 2020  
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Candice Storey Lee to lead Commodores, makes history at Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February.
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Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift
Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.
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Class of 2020 Commencement celebration scheduled for May 1-2, 2021
Vanderbilt University will hold the Class of 2020’s on-campus Commencement ceremony and related events on May 1 and 2, 2021. The dates were selected as the best option after evaluating input from a student committee, campus partners and various vendors that will contribute to events throughout the weekend.
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Diermeier discusses managing crises in new journal article, podcast
Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, explores the essentials of crisis management and offers advice to business and political leaders on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in a newly published article and podcast.
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The Open Door: Leading through research
In this month’s edition of the “Open Dore” newsletter, Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan discusses how the research community has continued to innovate during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how it’s leading the way as Vanderbilt ramps up its Return to Campus Plan.
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Vanderbilt Phase 1 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville reopens further
While Nashville will enter the second phase of its Roadmap for Reopening beginning Monday, May 25, Vanderbilt University will continue to follow its own Return to Campus Plan, which is currently in Vanderbilt Phase 1.
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Nashville residents rally to city leaders amid pandemic, but worry about economy: Vanderbilt Poll
Nashvillians gave very high marks to the city’s institutions and elected officials for their response to the COVID-19 crisis, but residents’ economic anxiety levels are high as the city faces hard times and tough financial decisions, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville.
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No quarantine on information at the Heard Libraries
The Heard Libraries not only have continued to provide resources during the COVID-19 crisis, they have expanded the possibilities for teaching and research.
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Vanderbilt Athletics to host virtual 5K; proceeds benefit Feed Our Heroes
Commodore fans are invited to participate in a virtual 5K event from June 5 to 8, the proceeds of which will benefit Feed Our Heroes, an organization that delivers end-of-shift meals to local health care workers fighting COVID-19.
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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.
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Ask an Expert: What do people with disabilities face during the pandemic?
Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor at Vanderbilt Peabody College, partnered with the American Psychological Association to compile resources to help people with disabilities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


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

8 tips for building resilience during Mental Health Awareness Month

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
The Wall Street Journal: President Trump says he is taking hydroxychloroquine as preventive
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Empty trains, clogged roads: Americans get behind the wheel to avoid transit
Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Bloomberg: The financial system should be stronger than COVID-19
The research of Morgan Ricks, professor of law and Enterprise Scholar for 2019-21, is cited.
Associated Press: Trump says he’s taking malaria drug to protect against virus
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Moderna says initial Covid-19 vaccine results are positive
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
Science Magazine: Women in criminal justice system less likely to receive treatment for opioid use
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics and associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
NPR’s “On Point”: Class Of 2020: College grads on launching careers, lives amid the pandemic
Kate Brooks, Evans Family Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Career Center, was interviewed.
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