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  Monday, June 29, 2020  
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Watch: Honoring Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente
Members of the Vanderbilt community pay tribute to Susan R. Wente for guiding the university—with visionary strength and compassion—during her time as interim chancellor.
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Wente maintains Vanderbilt’s momentum during unprecedented year
Susan R. Wente is being thanked across campus for her exceptional leadership during an unprecedented year, as her tenure as interim chancellor concludes and she returns full-time as provost July 1.
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Interim Chancellor Wente honored by Board of Trust
The Vanderbilt Board of Trust pays tribute to Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente with a resolution and appoints her Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair.
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Leadership in a COVID-19 world
Being a biomedical scientist has served Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente well as she’s led the university through “a rapid succession of significant decisions” since the first reports of COVID-19.
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Six interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2020
Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
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Nine faculty receive 2020 Research Scholar and Discovery grants
Research Scholar Grants are one of Vanderbilt’s primary investments to advance faculty research, scholarship and creative expression, while Discovery Grants support new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship that possess high potential for future external support.
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Office of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to host Memorial Service Against Racism with university leaders today
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

NPEF, Peabody to host virtual conversation on dismantling inequities among Nashville youth June 30

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Thomas Folland–trapping and concentrating light

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

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

Monthly benefit spotlight: Short- and long-term disability

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

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

Blair Academy to offer online music lessons this summer


Coming Up

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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: Reopening schools: Will in-person classes, online learning or a mix be the solution? 
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
Forbes: Good to go: Nashville’s program helping businesses to reopen safely is the first of its kind
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg: In Trump’s telling, Obama and Biden should have fixed it all
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
The Hill: The right way to end qualified immunity
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: You want a Confederate monument? My body Is a Confederate monument
Caroline Randall Williams, writer in residence in medicine, health and society, writes about Confederate monuments and her very personal perspective on why these monuments should come down.
NBC News: Does air conditioning spread the coronavirus?
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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