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News and Interviews: ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt

Jun. 18, 2020—Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grants

Jun. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit two applications from each school for the Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program. The program provides support for efforts that will better prepare students for success in business.

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

Jun. 18, 2020—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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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding Supreme Court ruling on DACA

Jun. 18, 2020—Read Vanderbilt University's statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18, 2020, ruling on the Unites States' Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

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Probing DNA damage repair

Jun. 18, 2020—After discovering a new mechanism for DNA damage repair last year, Vanderbilt biochemists now provide direct evidence for how it works.

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Studying cells in reduced dimensions

Jun. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt cell biologists have developed an unbiased, quantitative framework for evaluating single-cell data.

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Vanderbilt receives $5M commitment to honor Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Jun. 18, 2020—An anonymous foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Vanderbilt University in honor of Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus.

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All of Us program launches cloud-based research platform

Jun. 18, 2020—On May 27, the All of Us Research Program launched the beta version of its cloud-based research platform, the Researcher Workbench.

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Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University developing ‘socially assistive robots’ to stem loneliness and encourage activity among aging

Jun. 18, 2020—Prestigious grant awarded to Nilanjan Sarkar, Vanderbilt researcher developing social robotics to stymie apathy among older adults.

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Class of 2020 celebrated with virtual toast

Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente was joined by deans, administrators, former and current faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, coaches, Board of Trust members and alumni in saluting the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast.

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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion

Jun. 17, 2020—While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read "The Person You Mean to Be," the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.

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Vanderbilt researcher Houra Merrikh named a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, inducted to New York Academy of Sciences

Jun. 17, 2020—Biochemist Houra Merrikh has been named one of the nation’s rising stars in science for her work to reverse antimicrobial resistance.

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Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop June 25

Jun. 17, 2020—Join the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center for an AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop on Thursday, June 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CT.

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Wente, Kopstain to host Return to Campus town hall for staff June 22

Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall for staff on Monday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the university’s Return to Campus Plan. A second town hall for faculty is planned for Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.

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$3.3 million project aims to transform grid management with risk metrics for renewables

Jun. 17, 2020—The goal of the project—Risk-Aware Market Clearing—is a blueprint for an end-to-end, data-driven approach that balances cost and minimizes system-level risk. Market clearing is the process that keeps the supply level to the demand with no leftover of either.

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