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  • Vanderbilt University

    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 with events in September, October

    Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will recognize the month with a series of programs and events. Read More

    Sep. 13, 2020

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    Commodore athletics season to begin without spectators

    Vanderbilt University announced on Friday that it would begin the fall athletics season without spectators at home events through the end of October due to health and safety concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

    Sep. 13, 2020

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    The Open Dore: Keeping an eye on our strategic priorities

    The importance of priorities detailed in the Academic Strategic Plan as well as Vanderbilt’s mission of learning and discovery is heightened in challenging times like these, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in her first "Open Dore" newsletter of the academic year. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2020

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    Vanderbilt leads $5M project to revolutionize neurodiverse employment through AI

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a highly competitive $5 million grant to Vanderbilt University that greatly expands a School of Engineering-led project for creating novel AI technology and tools and platforms that train and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the workplace. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2020

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    Register for ‘Control is the Goal’ blood pressure management program

    Control is the Goal is a blood pressure management program available to Vanderbilt faculty and staff who have high blood pressure (hypertension) or are at high risk for developing high blood pressure. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2020

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    Return to Campus Update for Sept. 7

    Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are adapting to the current reality of campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic—and learning to thrive and support each other while doing so. Read More

    Sep. 7, 2020

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    VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Timothy Boire–Shape memory polymer that could transform vascular surgery

    The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute. Read More

    Sep. 4, 2020

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    Gould appointed senior associate dean in Basic Sciences

    Kathleen Gould, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, has been named senior associate dean for biomedical research, education and career development. Read More

    Sep. 4, 2020

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    Apply for ‘The Scholarship of Everyday Life: Coffee’ by Sept. 4

    "The Scholarship of Everyday Life: Coffee" is a multidisciplinary series of talks and interactive experiences in which undergraduates discover the connections among their classwork, scholarly research and everyday objects and how their use can affect people in communities on the local and global scale. Applications for the program, sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Social Innovation Practice Area @ the Wond'ry, are due Sept. 4. Read More

    Sep. 3, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Return to Campus Update for Aug. 31

    Vanderbilt has updated its public dashboard to report the prior day's number of positive COVID-19 test results and will begin testing all undergraduates weekly as well as expand its periodic testing across all campus groups. These additional tests, and the data drawn from them, are vital tools in helping the university slow the spread of COVID-19. Read More

    Aug. 31, 2020

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    After a strong first week, let’s keep it going

    Students, faculty and staff are heeding the call to keep one another safe and healthy so Vanderbilt can continue with its vital scholarly mission, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in an Aug. 28 message to the university community.  Read More

    Aug. 31, 2020

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    Present your idea at Wond’ry’s Innovation Open Mic Sept. 16

    Want to get the undivided attention of founders, CEOs and other experts to listen to your idea for a new product, service or technology and provide feedback? University-affiliated innovators can apply to present their idea at our next Innovation Open Mic Night. Read More

    Aug. 30, 2020

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    VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Ross Koby–Mechanochemistry

    The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute. Read More

    Aug. 29, 2020

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    Randall to deliver VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Sept. 10

    Alice Randall, a "New York Times" best-selling author and Vanderbilt writer in residence in African American and diaspora studies, will present “A Novel Approach to Building Your Anti-Racism Toolkit and Self-Care in a Time of Reckoning” on Thursday, Sept. 10, at noon. Registration is required for the online event. Read More

    Aug. 28, 2020

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    A physician’s role in the fight against misinformation

    Kathleen Montgomery, MD'15, made headlines this summer for a Facebook post she wrote in response to a conspiracy theory video regarding COVID-19. Her post, shared more than 200,000 times, pointed readers toward reliable sources of scientific information. Read More

    Aug. 28, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Return to Campus Update for Aug. 24

    All of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges will conduct classes on campus today for the first time since March 9, the result of plans developed with diligence and care over the summer to ensure the university is ready for faculty, staff and students to return. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

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    VandyRide begins limited service; enhanced safety protocols for other vehicles

    VandyRide will begin operating limited service with two shuttles, one on the Gold Route and one on the Black Route, today, Aug. 24. There will be longer wait times due to capacity restrictions related to COVID-19. Increased service and more on-demand options will be introduced later this semester. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

  • No mask? Too close? Tips for COVID-19 safety compliance

    Tips for talking about wearing masks, physical distancing

    Both mask wearing and physical distancing are required on Vanderbilt's campus, and it can be uncomfortable to ask a fellow Commodore to put on their mask or to move 6 feet away. Here are some proven techniques for encouraging compliance by others. Read More

    Aug. 24, 2020

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    All three steps of Go for the Gold now ready

    Vanderbilt's award-winning three-step Go for the Gold program can help you achieve a healthier and more productive life by identifying health risks and taking action to reduce those risks. Read More

    Aug. 23, 2020

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    Yadav named associate dean for diversity, equity and community at law school

    Professor of Law Yesha Yadav has been appointed associate dean for diversity, equity and community at Vanderbilt Law School. In her new role, she will serve as a liaison to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office of Inclusive Excellence. Read More

    Aug. 23, 2020