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VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Andrew Naclerio–Exceptional properties of 2D materials

Jul. 12, 2020—The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute.

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Graduate career services enhanced for fall 2020

Jul. 10, 2020—Career support for graduate students is moving from the Graduate School to the Career Center beginning in the fall 2020 semester.

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Ask an Expert: Why should we continue COVID safety measures?

Jul. 10, 2020—Dr. David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Chair in Medicine and professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, discusses why it's important for everyone on the Vanderbilt campus to continue COVID-19 safety measures.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief

Jul. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week.

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Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children

Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.

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Vanderbilt researcher optimizing public transit with Artificial Intelligence

Jul. 10, 2020—Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abhishek Dubey is applying artificial intelligence to address how the essential public transit systems of Nashville and Chattanooga—WeGo Public Transit and CARTA, respectively—can maintain social distancing protocols and proactively plan bus routes and schedules in response to COVID-19.

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Get overview of Corporate and Foundation Relations services and resources July 21

Jul. 9, 2020—Do you plan to seek corporate and foundation funding, or would you like to learn more about the process? Join the Corporate and Foundation Relations team for an overview of its services and resources, including a high-level review of COVID-19 private grant opportunities, on Tuesday, July 21.

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Online workshop: ‘Managing Your Difficult Conversations’ July 29

Jul. 9, 2020—Adriana Kipper-Smith, associate director for clinical services at the University Counseling Center, will be the featured presenter for “Managing Your Difficult Conversations.” The online workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Faculty webinar: ‘Federal Funding for Health Disparities Research’ July 14

Jul. 9, 2020—Experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will discuss existing and emerging funding opportunities to conduct research on health disparities. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to noon and will be broadcast remotely.

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Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization breaks records in rapid facilitation of COVID-19 related agreements

Jul. 9, 2020—To keep pace with Vanderbilt researchers developing COVID-19 solutions, the Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization has facilitated three license agreements, 11 patent applications and 43 material transfer agreements in record time.

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Leyva awarded NAEd/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jul. 9, 2020—Luis A. Leyva, assistant professor of mathematics education at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, has been awarded a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for his research “Queer of Color: Counter-stories from Engineering, Computing, and Mathematical Science Majors.”

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Greenwall Faculty Scholars

Jul. 9, 2020—VU and VUMC (combined) may select one applicant for the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics. These three-year career development awards enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research that goes beyond current work in bioethics.

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