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  Friday, June 26, 2020  
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Adaptive teaching town hall video available to view; new faculty question webpage launched
More than 300 faculty members participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday on adaptive teaching and learning. Since all questions were unable to be answered during the June 15 and June 24 faculty town halls, a new webpage that features answers to questions submitted during both has launched on the Return to Campus website.
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Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers
More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.
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Vanderbilt astronomers among NASA’s TESS Mission team to discover a rare newly formed planet
Stars mapped out by Vanderbilt astronomers for exploration by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission and recently decommissioned Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the discovery of AU Mic b, a newly formed Neptune-like exoplanet located a relatively short 31.9 light-years away.
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Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
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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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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.


Take Note

Apply now for Programs for Talented Youth’s July 2020 Online Academy

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

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Thomas Folland–trapping and concentrating light

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

WeGo Public Transit implements enhanced service plan as Nashville reopens

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer

Monthly benefit spotlight: Short- and long-term disability

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Participate in Health Plus’ Spring into Summer weight maintenance program


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: Vanderbilt receives anonymous multimillion-dollar donation
The $5 million anonymous gift to the university in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos is highlighted.
Vox: For contact tracing to work, public health authorities must regain the trust of Black communities
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: Crop pathogens are more adaptable than previously thought
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, writes about examining the ecological niches and adaptability of crop pathogens.
Forbes: Digital dollar hearing round 2: U.S. Senate to examine future of money
The research of Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is highlighted.
Nashville Post: Metro Schools, Permobil and Vanderbilt announce updates
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, has assumed new leadership responsibilities for the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, the English Language Center, the Writing Studio and Tutoring Services. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente is quoted.
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