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Kim Le, BA’98, thanks health care workers through art

May. 15, 2020—Kim Le, a storyboard artist at DreamWorks Animation, writes and draws notes of appreciation to those at the frontlines.

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Richard Hatchett, BA’89, MD’95, helps lead global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

May. 15, 2020—As CEO of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI), Richard Hatchett is playing a lead role in the global effort to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

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Flip Biddelman, BS’09: Feeds hospitality workers in New York City

May. 15, 2020—Flip Biddelman is using his restaurant Gertie as a part-time soup kitchen for laid-off hospitality workers in New York City. 

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Missy, BS’99, and Scott Tannen, BS’99, donate mattresses in fight against COVID-19

May. 15, 2020—Missy and Scott Tannen, founders of Boll & Branch, have donated mattresses and pillows to emergency medical operations in the fight against COVID-19 in New York.

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And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.

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2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

May. 7, 2020—A professor who pushed the boundaries of feminist theology, a community social justice activist, and an advocate for women’s health issues are the 2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Vanderbilt receives $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation to further treatments for brain disorders

May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to support pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

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Giving Tuesday Now is tomorrow

May. 4, 2020—On May 5, you are invited to participate in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity held in response to COVID-19. Your meaningful gift of any size will help to strengthen Vanderbilt University’s Student Hardship Fund, COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund, or any school or program.

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19.

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Caldwell, Hatzell are inaugural Flowers Family Faculty Fellows in Engineering

Apr. 27, 2020—Mechanical engineering professors Joshua Caldwell and Kelsey Hatzell are inaugural recipients of Flowers Family faculty awards. Caldwell is the Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow in Engineering. Hatzell is the Flowers Family Dean's Faculty Fellow in Engineering.

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John M. Lutz appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Apr. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s senior technology leader, John M. Lutz, has been appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, effective immediately, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today. He also will continue to serve as vice chancellor for information technology.

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Susie Stalcup to retire as vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Apr. 24, 2020—Following more than 11 years of service to Vanderbilt University, Susie Stalcup has announced her plans to retire as vice chancellor of development and alumni relations. Throughout her tenure, Stalcup has worked to expand relationships with alumni and donors and to enhance opportunities for Vanderbilt’s more than 136,000 alumni across the globe to engage in meaningful ways with the university.

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