Apr. 7, 2021—Kevin G. McDonald, vice president of diversity, equity, inclusion and community partnerships at the University of Virginia, will kick off Vanderbilt University Employee Learning and Engagement’s Thought Leader Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 20.
Apr. 7, 2021—Sally Parker, senior assistant provost, has been named chief of staff in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations, effective May 3, Vice Chancellor Nathan Green has announced.
Apr. 7, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain have announced the launch of a new working group to focus on reviewing the university’s current COVID-19 protocols in light of changing CDC guidelines with a goal of making recommendations on any potential updates for the summer and fall 2021 semesters.
Apr. 7, 2021—Nicole Woods, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, will discuss “Back to Basics: Cognition, Curriculum and Context in Medical Education” on Monday, April 19, beginning at noon CT. Her talk is The John E. Chapman, M.D. Lecture in Medical Education for the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series.
Apr. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day kicked off at midnight, and the entire university community is invited to celebrate this special event. Faculty and staff play a vital role in supporting Vanderbilt’s mission and are encouraged to consider extending their investment in the university by making a gift of any size to an area that is meaningful to them.
Apr. 7, 2021—Haylie Miller, assistant professor of movement science and applied exercise science and director of autism and developmental disorders research at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, will discuss “Hidden Challenges: Visual and Motor Symptoms in Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Monday, April 19, from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. CT. It is the final Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Lecture on Development and Developmental Disabilities for 2020-21.
Apr. 7, 2021—"Vestigo," a publication by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, provides an in-depth view of research happening in the Vanderbilt community, highlights trainee accomplishments and celebrates the success of Basic Sciences faculty. The Winter 2021 issue is now available online.
Apr. 7, 2021—Giving Day is today. The entire Vanderbilt community is encouraged to take part in this 24-hour event to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of any size.
Apr. 7, 2021—As Vanderbilt reflects on the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, we are honoring the dedicated staff, faculty and students who rallied to support our One Vanderbilt mission and ensured that the university adapted amid unprecedented challenges.
Apr. 7, 2021—April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Vanderbilt Project Safe is offering educational programs throughout the month, including an eight-session empowerment self-defense course, guest lectures from national experts such as Donna Freitas, a performance by renowned poet Ashlee Haze, dialogue with author Mary Adkins about the intersection of class and sexual violence on college campuses, and more.
Apr. 7, 2021—To ensure Vanderbilt continues to be a welcoming environment and as safe as possible for all, Vanderbilt University Public Safety actively monitors for any potential threats to the campus and coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as needed to protect the Vanderbilt community.
Apr. 7, 2021—Elandriel Lewis, senior manager of early learning and training for United Way of Greater Nashville, will discuss “Kids and Boundaries” at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group.
Vanderbilt’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows arrive in Nashville to complete 10-month professional development program
Apr. 6, 2021—Nine mid-career professionals from nine countries arrived in Nashville In January to complete the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship at Vanderbilt University. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, focuses on professional development and mutual exchange.
Apr. 6, 2021—Unique somatic gene mutations may contribute to racial disparities in the incidence of Wilms tumor — the most common childhood kidney cancer.
Apr. 5, 2021—On Sunday, April 4, VUPD received a report from a VU student who stated that she was a victim of an attempted kidnapping.