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  Friday, May 29, 2020  
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Diermeier shares message of optimism, announces upcoming virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community
Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message this week with the Vanderbilt community and announced a series of virtual gatherings throughout the month of June for students and their families, staff, faculty and alumni.
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VUPS creates COVID Ambassadors program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community
In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the COVID Ambassadors program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.
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Vanderbilt launches streamlined process for employee accommodation requests due to COVID-19
As Vanderbilt continues to resume certain on-campus activities during its Return to Campus Plan, the university is taking every appropriate precaution to protect members of the campus community, including a streamlined employee accommodation process to evaluate an individual’s concerns about how their personal circumstances may place them at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
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VU alumni’s startup empowers refugees with financial security
How can the world’s roughly 70 million forcibly displaced people, who may not have access to smartphones or the internet, access and secure their finances with ease? That’s one of the questions that Vanderbilt alumni Tori Samples and Nat Robinson teamed up to answer with their startup company, Leaf Global Fintech.
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IRS allows Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account mid-year changes
Due to COVID-19, the IRS is allowing employees who face changes in their dependent care situation to qualify as a “change in status.” Employees may increase, decrease or stop funds from being deposited into a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.
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‘This Holding’ premiere with Jana Harper moves online today
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 Friday, 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 today
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 due today 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

Single Parent Group virtual meeting June 4

8 tips for building resilience during Mental Health Awareness Month

Participate in Health Plus’ Spring into Summer weight maintenance program

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore

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

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: Memorial Day tempts Americans outdoors, raising virus fears
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
CNN: 4 reasons why the rush to reopen churches goes beyond politics
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies and professor of theology, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Study estimates 24 states still have uncontrolled coronavirus spread
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine, is quoted.
Wired: The promise of antibody treatments for COVID-19
Robert Carnahan, associate professor of pediatrics and associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt lands $8M gift for scholarship fund
The $8 million commitment from the Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor, is highlighted.
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