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  Monday, July 6, 2020  
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Important information for the faculty with regard to fall planning
In a message to university faculty, Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney, Faculty Senate Vice Chair Ben Harris and Provost Susan R. Wente provide additional clarity and address concerns regarding faculty members’ safe return to campus and how they will teach classes this fall.
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Vanderbilt Phase 2 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville reverts to prior phase
The university remains in phase 2 of its Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan as the city of Nashville reverted to phase 2 of its Roadmap to Reopening Nashville Plan with modifications late last week. Vanderbilt moved to Phase 2 of its Return to Campus Plan on June 8.
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Visit Faculty Q&A page on Return to Campus website
Vanderbilt faculty are encourage to visit the Faculty Q&A page on the Return to Campus website, which includes answers to questions asked by faculty at previous town halls. The university will continue to update this site with additional faculty questions and answers.
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Meet Lorenzo F. Candelaria, new dean at the Blair School of Music
The Blair School of Music begins a new leadership era as it welcomes Lorenzo F. Candelaria as its new dean.
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Diermeier, Wente call for Congress to support research universities in COVID-19 relief package
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente recently wrote to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation, urging them to support America’s leading research universities as they work through the ramifications of the COVID-19 global health pandemic.
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Hundreds gather for virtual Memorial Service Against Racism hosted by Churchwell
Hundreds participated in a Memorial Service Against Racism on June 29 organized by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell.
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‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshop now available every weekday through Sept. 30
In this two-hour online instructor-led workshop, participants will learn the skills to disrupt the impact of bias in their interactions, behaviors and decision-making and the various ways unconscious bias can impede the development of a diverse and inclusive work environment.
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Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2020 tuition benefit applications, including dependents’ tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist log-in, tutorials and other resources on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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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

‘This is Public Health’ virtual fair set for July 8

Single Parent Group virtual meeting July 9

Register for ‘VandyHacks: Summer Edition’ July 10-12

Parenting Group virtual meeting set for July 16

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: James McBride–Imaging the next generation of electronics

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Stephanie Pearlman–Diagnosis of infectious diseases in low-resource settings

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

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

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

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

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

WeGo Public Transit implements enhanced service plan as Nashville reopens


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: New Vanderbilt University chancellor pledges bold action during national crisis
New chancellor Daniel Diermeier is highlighted. Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘They want to kill me’: Many COVID patients have terrifying delirium
Kevin Hageman, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, are quoted.
USA Today: Fact check: Citrus steam cannot kill viruses such as the coronavirus
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The New Republic: The hidden racism of vaccine testing
Laura Stark, associate professor of medicine, health and society and associate professor of history, writes about Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals by Jill A. Fisher, which explores how systemic anti-Black racism in the U.S. maintains the clinical drug trials industry.
Forbes: Bay Area COVID-fighting startup files for $100 million IPO
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Chair, professor of pediatrics and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Associated Press: Social media platforms face a reckoning over hate speech
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, is quoted.
Vox: Why a COVID-19 drug costs $3,100
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Gizmodo: When video chat is the only thing holding your family together
Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
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