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  Wednesday, Jun. 3, 2020  
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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.
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Dawn Turton appointed chief of staff for Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier
Dawn Turton, associate provost for academic planning and operations, has been named chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, effective June 8, Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has announced.
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Discussions for faculty on racial injustice, inclusion scheduled for June 5 and 9
Discussions open to all faculty on the issues of racial injustice in America, and on the challenges and inequities that emerge at the intersection of identity and crisis, are scheduled for Friday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 9. Additional listening sessions for staff and students are also being planned.
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Vanderbilt University screening tool assesses COVID-19 risk
A virtual self-screening tool developed by Vanderbilt global health experts will help individuals assess their risk of COVID-19 and provide anonymized data to public health researchers and officials studying the spread of the disease.
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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 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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Diversity in chemistry professor’s lab creates opportunity, explores clues to Alzheimer’s
Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, has been immersed in science-related activities and classes since she was a child. Today, she is leading a diverse lab of researchers, using chemistry to uncover clues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.


Take Note

Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

WeGo Public Transit implements enhanced service plan as Nashville reopens

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

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  Single Parent Group virtual meeting June 4


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Voice of America: Why some Americans resist wearing face masks
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine, is quoted.
Fox News: Cancer and coronavirus: A deadly concoction, studies find
Jeremy Warner, associate professor of medicine and associate professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Cell phone data shows Tennesseans are venturing back out, but not fast enough for businesses
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted. (Australia): Some justice is better than none: The case for litigation funding
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
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