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Coping with COVID-19

Diermeier discusses managing crises in new journal article, podcast

May. 22, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, explores the essentials of crisis management and offers advice to business and political leaders on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in a newly published article and podcast.

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Ask an Expert: What do people with disabilities face during the pandemic?

May. 20, 2020—Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor at Vanderbilt Peabody College, partnered with the American Psychological Association to compile resources to help people with disabilities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Parent depression linked to reduced empathy, putting kids at risk for adverse outcomes

May. 18, 2020—Depression in parents can lead to reduced empathy toward their children, which puts the children at risk for long-term negative impacts.

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Fact or Fake? The role of knowledge neglect in misinformation

May. 15, 2020—Psychological research demonstrates that noticing errors in what we read is often difficult, and that those errors can affect our later beliefs, even when we know they’re wrong.

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Wente, Kopstain discuss Return to Campus Plan at virtual town hall

May. 15, 2020—More than 2,700 members of the university community attended a virtual town hall to learn more about Vanderbilt’s four-phased Return to Campus Plan.

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Viral Video: Vanderbilt experts reach billions in COVID-19 media appearances

May. 14, 2020—To date, Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts have appeared in 28,984 media placements related to COVID-19 since Jan. 15, reaching a cumulative audience of nearly 77 billion.

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Blair School’s young music students perform for memory care patients

May. 14, 2020—Zachary Ebin, director of the Blair School’s Suzuki program, and Blair Academy and Harpeth Hall student Nora Wang organized a series of online outreach concerts for people in need of a little cheer, including residents at Abe’s Garden, a Nashville Alzheimer’s and memory care facility.

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Wente commends staff, outlines phased reopening of campus in USAC address

May. 13, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente commended Vanderbilt staff for their dedication to the university and discussed the framework for carefully reopening campus in an address to the University Staff Advisory Council on May 12.

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Wente, Kopstain to host virtual town hall May 13 to discuss reopening of campus

May. 11, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 13, to discuss the phased reopening of Vanderbilt’s campus. The online meeting via Zoom will begin at noon CT, and registration is required to attend.

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Domestic abuse expected to rise during COVID-19 outbreak

May. 1, 2020—The stresses placed on families, combined with the closure of classrooms and child care during the COVID-19 outbreak, heightens the risks of domestic abuse and neglect, according to a new Vanderbilt University report published online in "Pediatrics," the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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5 tips to improve your virtual chat set-up

Apr. 21, 2020—Whether you’re taking a class, conducting a meeting or gathering with friends, just about everyone is jumping into virtual chats. Here are five easy tips to improve how your virtual chat looks and sounds.

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‘Open Spaces: Comfort and Hope’ shares diverse array of artistic expressions, uplifting messages

Apr. 20, 2020—While the world is practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, two Vanderbilt community members have created a virtual gathering space for students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to engage with uplifting musical performances, artistic presentations, poetry readings and more.

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