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  Monday, June 1, 2020  
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Vanderbilt statement on racial injustice in our society
We must draw on our strength as an institution of scholarship and discovery to uncover truth, to support individual and collective actions within our community, and to offer meaningful ways forward to help society heal, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Vanderbilt University community.
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Series of listening sessions on racial injustice scheduled for this week
In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities, the university will host a series of listening sessions for students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
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Register for upcoming virtual gatherings with Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier
Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a series of virtual gatherings for members of the Vanderbilt community, during which he will discuss what he believes sets Vanderbilt apart and share his vision for positioning the university for even greater success in the future.
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Office of LGBTQI Life to offer P.R.I.D.E. training June 11 via Zoom
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will offer its Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training program on Thursday, June 11, via Zoom. The program is open to all Vanderbilt staff, students, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.
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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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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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Ask an Expert: How can negotiating help with your expenses?
Ray Friedman, Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management and professor of organizational studies, discusses how consumers may use negotiation to help with their personal expenses.


Take Note

VUPS creates COVID Ambassadors program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

Blair School offers Kindermusik classes via Zoom June 3-July 23

IRS allows Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account mid-year changes

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

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

· JUN ·
  VU’s Miriam Lense featured on ‘Music and Mind Live’ with Renée Fleming June 2
· JUN ·
  Single Parent Group virtual meeting June 4


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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases may be more common than suspected
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Trump’s social media order draws attacks and probably won’t work
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Associated Press: Cancer, coronavirus are a dangerous mix, new studies find
Jeremy Warner, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
Scientific American: Coronavirus antibody therapies raise hopes—and skepticism
Robert Carnahan, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted. James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is mentioned.
ABC News: Coronavirus care in hospitals will be different come fall—here’s how
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Nashville Post: VU names vice chancellor for equity, diversity
The appointment of André Churchwell as vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer is highlighted. Churchwell and Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier are quoted.
Associated Press: Trump threatens Twitter over fact checks: What’s next?
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
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