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Deadline for Immersion plan proposals extended to Sept. 7; online resources available

Mar. 30, 2020—Students whose Immersion Vanderbilt plan proposals were due on April 1 now have until Sept. 7, 2020, to submit a proposal, and students whose proposals are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak will have until Sept. 7 to update their proposals.

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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Summer 2020 schedule of undergraduate classes, registration now available

Mar. 30, 2020—All undergraduate classes for summer 2020, including those offered in Maymester, will be offered through online instruction. Registration for undergraduate students for the summer 2020 term will begin on Monday, March 30.

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Message from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Mar. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt continues to be committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community that is inclusive and respectful of differences. As a university, Vanderbilt condemns expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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VU engineers and VUMC doctors team up for open-source ventilator design

Mar. 27, 2020—As COVID-19 continues to push unprecedented challenges on medical communities, one of the most pressing threats for hospital staff across the country is a dwindling supply of ventilators. Now, an interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty is taking on the challenge by way of a fabricated, open-source ventilator design.

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Cyber safety while working remotely: VUIT, VUPS offer best practices for avoiding scams

Mar. 25, 2020—As the number of Vanderbilt employees working remotely has risen during recent weeks, so has malicious activity by cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in technology. Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Vanderbilt University Information Technology offer best practices for avoiding scams.

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2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring.

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Physics grad student embraces ‘dissertation-at-home’ format for creative presentation

Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.

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Hans Stoll, Vanderbilt financial research pioneer, has died

Mar. 24, 2020—Hans Stoll, a pioneer in the world of academic finance and the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, died March 20. He was 80.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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