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  7 things you need to know this week  
1.   Story Photo 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. [ Read More ]
2.   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. [ Read More ]
3.   VUPS creates COVID Ambassadors to help promote health, safety of VU 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. [ Read More ]
4.   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. [ Read More ]
5.   ‘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. [ Read More ]
6.   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. [ Read More ]
7.   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. [ Read More ]
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