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VU alumni’s startup empowers refugees with financial security

May. 29, 2020—How can the world’s roughly 70 million forcibly displaced people, who may not have access to smartphones or the internet, access and secure their finances with ease? That’s one of the questions that Vanderbilt alumni Tori Samples and Nat Robinson teamed up to answer with their startup company, Leaf Global Fintech.

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VU Data Science Institute takes on challenge of COVID-19 readiness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

May. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute has developed short- and long-term readiness models specific to the needs of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to address COVID-19's impact on policies and procedures, better preparing the hospital to provide the best care for patients.

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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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Huron selected as new electronic research administration system vendor

Apr. 27, 2020—After more than a year of vendor comparison and implementation preparation, Vanderbilt University has selected Huron Grants and Agreements to replace Vanderbilt’s current electronic research administration systems, Coeus and PEER.

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COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

Apr. 15, 2020—The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations have compiled lists of public and private funders that are accepting applications related to COVID-19.

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Webinar on education research federal funding for early career faculty set for March 25

Mar. 23, 2020—A webinar for early career faculty discussing federal funding for education research is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Canceled: Q&A with director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy March 9

Mar. 2, 2020—Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will participate in a question-and-answer session on Monday, March 9, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kissam Center Multipurpose Room, C210.

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Data Science: Next Generation Committee to advance computing at Vanderbilt

Feb. 28, 2020—The Data Science: Next Generation Committee has been formed to evaluate current computing expertise and resources at Vanderbilt University. The committee will assess future needs to strengthen the foundations of computing across campus, establish cross-disciplinary connections, and emphasize social and ethical aspects of computing.

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New website to engage VU community in electronic research administration system implementation

Feb. 18, 2020—The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has launched a new website to engage community members in the replacement of Vanderbilt University’s two electronic research administration (ERA) systems, Coeus and PEER, with a new single Vanderbilt ERA system.

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New VURC Subcommittee for International Research and Engagement formed

Nov. 18, 2019—Faculty have been named to a new subcommittee formed by the Vanderbilt University Research Council to provide governance for the GlobalVU initiative.

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Valentine appointed new faculty liaison to Oak Ridge National Lab

Nov. 7, 2019—The Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration with Vanderbilt University will grow stronger through a new faculty liaison and enhanced management of travel assistance awards.

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Faculty and staff invited to electronic research administration system vendor demos in September

Sep. 13, 2019—Sponsored Programs Administration in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research invites Vanderbilt faculty and staff to upcoming product demonstrations by the two vendors, InfoEd and Huron, under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next electronic research administration system.

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