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  Wednesday, June 24, 2020  
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Owen School supporters commit more than $13M toward Management Hall renovation and expansion
A group of prominent Vanderbilt University alumni and supporters has committed more than $13 million toward an extensive renovation and expansion of Management Hall at Owen Graduate School of Management.
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Provost’s office increasing support for graduate education
The Office of the Provost will increase its focus on graduate education to ensure graduate students have the resources they need to be successful as Mark T. Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, prepares to step down from his leadership role to return to the faculty full time beginning Sept. 1, 2020.
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Office of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to host Memorial Service Against Racism with university leaders
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell will host a memorial event on Monday, June 29, to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and the countless lives lost due to anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States.
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Metzl’s ‘Dying of Whiteness’ honored with RFK Book Award
“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland” by Professor Jonathan Metzl has been awarded the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.
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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding presidential proclamation suspending and restricting immigration
Read Vanderbilt University’s statement regarding the Trump Administration’s June 22, 2020, proclamation suspending and restricting immigration to the United States.
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Churchwell, diversity officers of SEC present webinar on COVID-19 health disparities, inequities, possible solutions today
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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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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VU partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender
A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university.


Take Note

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Microbiome Society donates $1K to Second Harvest Food Bank

World Microbiome Day virtual seminar set for June 26

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Thomas Folland–trapping and concentrating light

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nature: What Black scientists want from colleagues and their institutions
Henry Henderson, a research fellow in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, is one of six Black academic researchers highlighted.
TODAY: Guillain-Barre syndrome and coronavirus: What you should know
Peter Donofrio, professor of neurology, is quoted.
The New York Times: Federal agency halts studies of hydroxychloroquine, drug Trump promoted
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: What the Supreme Court’s DACA ruling means for undocumented students and the colleges and universities they attend
Postdoctoral fellow Sayil Camacho writes about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and how it will affect undocumented students and higher education.
ABC Internacional: La Florida española, el santuario donde los esclavos de las colonias inglesas alcanzaban la libertad
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities and professor of history, is quoted.
Foreign Affairs: What is a life worth?
Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management, writes about the economic value of protecting a life versus the economy.
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