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Author: Katherine Keith

Adaptive teaching town hall video available to view; new faculty question webpage launched

Jun. 26, 2020—More than 300 faculty members participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday on adaptive teaching and learning. Since all questions were unable to be answered during the June 15 and June 24 faculty town halls, a new webpage that features answers to questions submitted during both has launched on the Return to Campus website.

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Dawn Turton appointed chief of staff for Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

Jun. 3, 2020—Dawn Turton, associate provost for academic planning and operations, has been named chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor, effective June 8, Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has announced.

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VUPS creates Public Health Ambassa’Dores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

May. 28, 2020—In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the Public Health Ambassadors program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.

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Bordeau appointed president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education

May. 20, 2020—Andrea Bordeau, global safety and security manager for Vanderbilt University, has been appointed the inaugural president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education. The announcement of her appointment comes as Bordeau has worked to ensure the safety of Vanderbilt community members while abroad.

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Drones light up Nashville sky in tribute to health care heroes, frontline workers and first responders

May. 16, 2020—On Friday evening, 140 coordinated drones launched from Vanderbilt Stadium to light the sky in formations depicting inspiring words and images in a tribute to health care heroes, frontline workers and first responders who have worked tirelessly in the aftermath of Nashville’s March 3 tornado as well as during the current global coronavirus pandemic.

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Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections

Apr. 30, 2020—Pedestrians and drivers traveling near Vanderbilt’s campus will find new new automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at five major intersections around the university and along a portion of 21st Avenue South, part of an effort to increase pedestrian safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Seeking Challenge and Service in the Law: Hannah Miller, JD’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Hannah Miller welcomes a challenge—whether it’s leading route reconnaissance and convoy security missions, participating in multinational military training exercises, or preparing to serve in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps.

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Notable ’Dores drop in on Vanderbilt students during last week of classes

Apr. 27, 2020—As Vanderbilt students finished up their last full week of spring semester classes through online and alternative learning, a few familiar faces dropped in on some classes to show their support and share advice.

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Campus Dining prepares care packages for students remaining on campus

Apr. 22, 2020—To help ease the stress of living through heightened COVID-19 safety protocols, the Campus Dining team is distributing care packages to all on-campus residential students who visit Rand Dining Center.

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Vanderbilt University prepares hundreds of rooms for VUMC medical workers fighting global pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.

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Behind the computer screen: VUIT enhances resources for remote work, learning

Apr. 6, 2020—From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring systems function properly to answering phones for the university and Medical Center, more than 280 staff members behind computer screens are working diligently to keep the university running smoothly online.

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Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’

Apr. 2, 2020—"Zoombombing" happens when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings and share their screens to bombard real attendees. Vanderbilt University Information Technology offers tips for Zoom hosts to help secure their meetings.

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