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  Wednesday, May. 27, 2020  
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Churchwell to lead Vanderbilt’s diversity, inclusivity initiatives in permanent role
André L. Churchwell has been named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University after serving in the interim role since June 2019.
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VU Data Science Institute takes on challenge of COVID-19 readiness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute has developed short- and long-term readiness models specific to the needs of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to address COVID-19’s impact on policies and procedures, better preparing the hospital to provide the best care for patients.
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‘This Holding’ premiere with Jana Harper moves online May 29
The OZ Arts online premiere of “This Holding: Traces of Contact,” a performance video emerging from an interdisciplinary collaboration led by Associate Professor of the Practice of Art Jana Harper, will be May 29.
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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; applications due Friday
The Business of VU program, sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance, is accepting applications through Friday, May 29, 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 being accepted through Friday, May 29, 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: Are shoppers getting used to scarcity?
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, discusses how shoppers are getting used to product scarcity during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Take Note

Diabetes Prevention Program virtual information session set for May 29

Deadline to apply for Vanderbilt Executive MBA program is May 31

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

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


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
Associated Press: Vanderbilt’s Lee becomes SEC’s 1st woman athletic director
The appointment of Candice Storey Lee as Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director is highlighted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Poll: Nashvillians give local leaders high marks in COVID-19 response
The latest Vanderbilt Poll is highlighted.
Reuters: Exclusive: A quarter of Americans are hesitant about a coronavirus vaccine—Reuters/Ipsos poll
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Under Trump, Democrats and Republicans have never been more divided—on nearly everything
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, writes about the current political divide in the United States.
Fox News: What commuting in NYC will look like after the coronavirus
Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
CNBC: More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can’t keep up with climate change
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Guardian: ‘All the psychoses of U.S. history’: How America is victim-blaming the coronavirus dead
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
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