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  Wednesday, June 17, 2020  
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Our plan for the fall semester
Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente detail the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Diermeier, Wente to host Return to Campus town hall for faculty and staff June 22
Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host a virtual town hall for faculty and staff on Monday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the university’s Return to Campus plan.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008.
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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion
While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read “The Person You Mean to Be,” the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.
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Vanderbilt University partners with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to develop novel treatments for central nervous system disorders
Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
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Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversation today
Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend.
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Overview of Corporate and Foundation Relations services and resources set for June 23
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team helped faculty and staff secure $8.2 million in gifts and grants last fiscal year. Faculty, postdoctoral candidates, grants administrators and support staff are invited to attend a CFR virtual training on Tuesday, June 23.
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Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24
Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
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Wireless network security update set for July 8
VUIT will update the vuNet and eduroam wireless networks on July 8. After the updates occur, all VU-managed devices will be automatically reconnected to the networks. However, personal smart devices or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices will need to be reconnected to the networks by the user.
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Class of 2020 celebrated with virtual toast
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente was joined by deans, administrators, former and current faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, coaches, Board of Trust members and alumni in saluting the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast.


Take Note

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop June 25

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships

Developmental research funding opportunity: VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer

Career enhancement funding opportunity: VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

Vanderbilt launches streamlined process for employee accommodation requests due to COVID-19

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

Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

WeGo Public Transit implements enhanced service plan as Nashville reopens

Monthly benefit spotlight: Short- and long-term disability

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

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

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Divinity hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversation
· JUL ·
  Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Latest battles in U.S. culture war take aim at Southern history
Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history, is quoted.
Associated Press: CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Task force calls for future stimulus checks to get a tech upgrade
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Mind games? How will playing in front of no fans affect professional athletes, should sports return
Aaron Jeckell, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
NBC News: What ICU doctors have learned about COVID-19—and how they’re prepared for a 2nd wave
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Coronavirus researchers tried to warn us
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Chair in Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
The Independent (UK): End of lockdown could trigger ‘extreme’ congestion and worse air quality as commuters swap public transport for cars
The research of Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is cited.
The Tennessean: ‘Err on the side of safety’: When can seniors get back out amid coronavirus reopening?
Victor Legner, associate professor of medicine, and Jim Powers, professor of medicine, are quoted.
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