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Author: Jalen Blue

‘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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Identity centers offer adjusted resources and support for VU community in response to COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—The Provost's Office for Inclusive Excellence, through its identity centers, has continued to promote academic success, cultural and professional education, and inclusivity and belonging for the Vanderbilt community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtual screening of documentary ‘The Vote’ in commemoration of suffrage centennial set for April 16

Apr. 13, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will screen a segment of The Vote, a yet-to-be-released documentary from PBS’s American Experience series on American women’s fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. The documentary screening will be held on April 16 at 3 p.m. via Zoom, and will be followed by a brief discussion, also on Zoom.

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Acorn School teachers develop innovative ways to engage Vanderbilt’s youngest learners during social distancing

Apr. 13, 2020—Teachers at The Acorn School, part of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, are using innovative ways to support and engage with Vanderbilt’s youngest learners and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Women’s Center announces 2020 award recipients

Apr. 9, 2020—A pathbreaking veteran, a scientist who urges students to chart their own course, an art historian who advocates for fellow faculty members, and a nurse who has advanced women’s health on campus are among the recipients of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s annual awards.

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Resources and tips for supporting your mental health during COVID-19

Apr. 6, 2020—To support Vanderbilt community members, the Office of Student Care Coordination, the University Counseling Center, the Center for Student Wellbeing and the Employee Assistance Program have compiled tips on ways individuals can take care of their mental health and well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VU offers activity pages, resources to support community members with young children at home

Apr. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University has developed a few printable activity pages, including Vanderbilt-related coloring activities and word searches, that children can engage with at home.

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University launches Public Health Advisory Task Force in response to COVID-19

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Centralized web portal, workshops launched for online and alternative education resources

Mar. 13, 2020—The Office of Faculty Affairs has launched a new centralized web portal where faculty members can find the broad array of resources available to them as the university transitions all academic courses to online and alternative education.

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CANCELED: Get involved with Disability Awareness Week programming and events March 9–13

Mar. 9, 2020—From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.

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Black History Month celebrated at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt’s 2020 celebration of Black History Month included lectures, off-campus trips, community events and more to celebrate and reflect on the history, impact and contributions of African Americans throughout the country’s history and at the university.

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CANCELED: Women’s History Month event series

Feb. 28, 2020—Women’s History Month at Vanderbilt will begin with a kickoff event hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center on Monday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Promenade. Throughout March, educational programs, workshops, film screenings, lectures and more are planned.

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