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Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers

Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008.

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Overview of Corporate and Foundation Relations services and resources set for June 23

Jun. 16, 2020—The Corporate and Foundation Relations team helped faculty and staff secure $8.2 million in gifts and grants last fiscal year. Faculty, postdoctoral candidates, grants administrators and support staff are invited to attend a CFR virtual training on Tuesday, June 23.

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Vanderbilt University partners with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to develop novel treatments for central nervous system disorders

Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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Engineers advance insights on black phosphorus as a material for future ultra-low power flexible electronics

Jun. 16, 2020—Black phosphorus is a crystalline material that is attracting growing research interest from semiconductor device engineers, chemists and material scientists to create high-quality atomically thin films.

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Study finds that proactive home buyouts provide financial benefits, reduce flood damage, and protect homeowners

Jun. 16, 2020—Analysis by civil and environmental engineer Janey Camp shows that proactive home buyout programs can mitigate flood damage and protect communities better than damage reduction programs.

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Diermeier and Wente to host town hall for students, families

Jun. 16, 2020—All incoming and current Vanderbilt students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s Return to Campus Plan at a virtual town hall tomorrow. The live session will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m.

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A message for faculty on the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan

Jun. 16, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente details the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to Vanderbilt faculty.

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Our plan for the fall semester

Jun. 16, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente detail the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24

Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.

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Wente launches working group focused on pandemic-related child care needs of Vanderbilt community

Jun. 15, 2020—A new working group launched by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will focus on the Vanderbilt community’s child care needs with the closing of schools and facilities impacted by COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt scholars curate new insights about social contexts of health and well-being in recent journals

Jun. 15, 2020—A precision medicine approach to health disparities, the social contexts of caregiving, the global psyche and Indigenous perspectives on science are the topics of recent journal issues edited by Vanderbilt University faculty that touch on health and well-being.

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Ten first-year students chosen as newest Ingram Scholars

Jun. 15, 2020—Ten incoming first-year Vanderbilt University students have been named to the newest class of the Ingram Scholars Program.

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Peabody alumna launches COVID-19 resource page to help small nonprofits

Jun. 12, 2020—Laura Love, BS’93, established the Get Grounded Foundation in 2015 with the goal of offering crucial seed money to help small Colorado nonprofits focusing on at-risk youth launch innovative ideas or programs. When COVID-19 hit, she recognized a void her organization was uniquely positioned to fill.

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Hazard education curriculum developed for future community leaders

Jun. 12, 2020—Research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Janey Camp is leading the development of online-friendly teaching materials for secondary school teachers focused on risk education.

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Leader in Vanderbilt drug discovery efforts, Craig Lindsley named interim editor-in-chief of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

Jun. 12, 2020—Craig Lindsley, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and university professor of biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology, has been named interim editor-in-chief of the journal "ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science."

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