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Statement from William H. Robinson regarding violence against Black people

Jun. 5, 2020—The death of George Floyd has served as a “clarion call”—an unmissable sign that indicates an urgent need for action—and it's up to each of us to hear the call and channel our knowledge, experience and compassion for others accordingly, writes William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversations June 17, 23

Jun. 4, 2020—Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Searle Scholars

Jun. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt University may nominate two candidates for the 2021 Searle Scholars Program, which supports the independent research in chemistry and the biomedical sciences of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their first appointments as tenure-track assistant professors.

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Markel named SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year

Jun. 4, 2020—Former football student-athlete Cody Markel has been named the 2020 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year. Markel earned national attention last year after creating Turner’s Heroes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of  Vanderbilt classmate and fellow tight end Turner Cockrell.

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Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

Jun. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt library staff launched a beta pick-up service June 1. Initial ramp-up of the pick-up service is limited to print resources from the Central and Divinity libraries that are not available electronically from any source.

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Blair School offers Kindermusik classes via Zoom June 3-July 23

Jun. 1, 2020—Encourage your child's musical and social development from the comfort of your home. Children will sing, dance and play as instructor Amy Alley joyfully recognizes and interacts with each child by name through Zoom.

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Statement from Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion André L. Churchwell regarding the death of George Floyd

May. 31, 2020—Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, reflects on the death of George Floyd, the age-old "virus" of racism, and the role universities, like Vanderbilt, can play in working toward a solution.

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Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore

May. 28, 2020—You can play an important role in creating a culture of wellness at Vanderbilt. Wellness Commodores lead by example through their enthusiastic commitment to wellness.

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Participate in Health Plus’ Spring into Summer weight maintenance program

May. 28, 2020—Celebrate good health this season with Health Plus' Spring into Summer weight maintenance program. Do an initial weigh-in June 1-12. Participants will receive weekly resources to promote good health this summer. After four weeks, submit a final weigh-in July 13-24.

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Target trials support drug safety in pregnant patients

May. 28, 2020—A new paper proposes an ethical way to test drug safety during pregnancy by using electronic health data to conduct "virtual" drug trials.

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Research probes why COVID-19 seems to spare young children

May. 28, 2020—Lung disease experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children.

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Team to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa

May. 22, 2020—Kate Clouse is working with researchers at the University of Cape Town to develop a phone app that will help new mothers with HIV in South Africa stay connected to the healthcare system during the perinatal period.

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