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  Monday, July 20, 2020  
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Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for undergraduates
Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to undergraduate students.
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Watch: VU, VUMC experts discuss medical aspects of COVID-19
Vanderbilt’s world-class medical and public health experts—who are on the front lines of treating the COVID-19 pandemic and searching for a cure—addressed the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, and the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing in a virtual town hall on July 18.
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Colleagues surprise Vanderbilt Divinity scholar Jack Sasson with special ‘gift’
Emeritus Divinity School professor Jack Sasson was recently surprised with a virtual celebration featuring contributing scholars to a new book honoring his renowned scholarship.
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Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Person You Mean to Be’ Aug. 5
Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Aug. 5 to discuss "The Person You Mean to Be," which explores causes of inequality and offers tools for recognizing implicit bias.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: John Slack–Fuel cells convert chemical energy into electricity

‘Respite Breaks for Family Caregivers’ topic of Zoom discussion July 23

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop July 27

Wireless network security update

Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program expands to offer free regional bus, train rides

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Pick-up service now available from all libraries


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Guardian: Twitter hack: Accounts of prominent figures, including Biden, Musk, Obama, Gates and Kanye, compromised
Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
ABC News: Can you get COVID-19 twice? What the experts say
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Time to reconsider Native American names, say activists and academics
Gabriel Torres Colón, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Vox: The key lesson from school openings abroad: Contain the virus
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: Video: An infectious disease expert explains the results from Moderna’s latest vaccine trials
Postdoctoral fellow Sanjay Mishra discusses the results from Moderna’s latest vaccine trials.
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