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  Monday, June 22, 2020  
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WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. Jeff Balser
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, discuss VUMC’s efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the search for treatments and a vaccine, and providing world-class patient care.
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Vanderbilt Phase 2 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville begins Phase 3
While Nashville will enter the third phase of its Roadmap for Reopening beginning Monday, June 22, Vanderbilt University will continue to follow its own Return to Campus Plan, which is currently in Vanderbilt Phase 2.
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Churchwell, diversity officers of SEC present webinar on COVID-19 health disparities, inequities, possible solutions Wednesday
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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Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversation tomorrow
Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a virtual conversation 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 tomorrow
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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Apply now for Programs for Talented Youth’s July 2020 Online Academy
Are you looking for an online summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth’s Online Academy is providing students going into grades 8–12 with online learning opportunities this July.
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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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‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist reflects on the pandemic, his podcast and his pride in Vanderbilt
Willie Geist, BA’97, answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.


Take Note

World Microbiome Day virtual seminar set for June 26

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Thomas Folland–trapping and concentrating light

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 TD Ready Challenge–Innovative COVID-19 Solutions

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

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 Ambassa’Dores 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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: EPA won’t regulate rocket fuel additive perchlorate
The research of Nancy Carrasco, Joe C. Davis Chair in Biomedical Science, is cited.
Business Insider: 236 people got the coronavirus after an Oregon church held services during lockdown—more evidence that religious gatherings are superspreading hot spots
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: What do struggling small businesses need most? Time—and bankruptcy can provide it
Paige Marta Skiba, professor of law, co-wrote this piece describing how giving small businesses affected by the pandemic extra time during the bankruptcy process can help them develop a path back to profitability.
USA Today: Fact check: Did Adolf Hitler defund the police in Nazi Germany?
David Blackbourn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in History, and Laurie Woods, senior lecturer of sociology, are quoted.
Reuters: Months before election, Trump finds himself at odds with most Americans’ views
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
Psychology Today: Racial disparities, African Americans, and Alzheimer’s disease
Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, is quoted.
Medical News Today: Do all men die equally?
Derek Griffith, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Reader’s Digest: 10 things you may not see in schools after coronavirus
Elizabeth Self, assistant professor of the practice of teaching and learning, is quoted.
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