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The Tennessean: Discrimination and disparities in health: Examination of racial inequality in Nashville

Aug. 2, 2020—Dr. André Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at VU and VUMC, and former Sen. Bill Frist, founder of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, write about the importance of addressing health equity and health disparities in Nashville communities in this opinion piece.

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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Celso Castilho

Aug. 1, 2020—As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt's faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Meet Celso Thomas Castilho, associate professor of history and faculty head of Memorial House.

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Vanderbilt announces PepsiCo as new beverage provider to help reach sustainability goals

Jul. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt has announced that PepsiCo will serve as its official beverage provider for Campus Dining operations and vending locations. The new partnership addresses the university’s sustainability goals and changing student needs.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: August workshops, new course development website available from Center for Teaching

Jul. 31, 2020—For faculty and other instructors looking for teaching ideas for the fall, the Center for Teaching is offering a variety of online workshops in August, as well as a new Online Course Development Resources website.

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HR announces new professional development tool, employee perks program

Jul. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt Human Resources has announced a new professional development tool now available in Oracle Learning and the Employee Perks Program, set to launch this fall as the university continues to add training and resources for employees.

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Hear Kirkland Hall bell ring in honor of Lewis

Jul. 31, 2020—The bell in Kirkland Hall’s historic clock tower rang 80 times on July 30 in honor of Civil Rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80.

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Faculty webinar: ‘Department of Defense 101’ Aug. 12

Jul. 31, 2020—Experts from Lewis-Burke Associates LLC will highlight how the Department of Defense funds science and technology research and development. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, and will be broadcast remotely.

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Vanderbilt Admissions office shifts to virtual activities in midst of busy recruitment season

Jul. 31, 2020—Late spring and early summer are often one of the busiest times for Vanderbilt’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 2020 has looked much different, with the office shifting to virtual visits and informational webinars in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.    

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Vanderbilt Divinity School conference to address impact of COVID-19

Jul. 31, 2020—The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will host "Medical Apartheid Revisited: Pandemic, Politics and Priorities," an online social justice conference Aug. 5-7, to explore increasing racial and ethnic health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Elizabeth Meadows

Jul. 29, 2020—As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Elizabeth Meadows, associate director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, senior lecturer in English and faculty head of East House.

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Virtual opportunities, current events focus of Immersion Vanderbilt fall programming

Jul. 29, 2020—The Office of Immersion Resources announces Immersion: 2020, a series of fall programs designed to explore student options for virtual and in-person Immersion Vanderbilt projects this academic year.

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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Audrey Bowden

Jul. 28, 2020—As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Get to know Audrey Bowden, associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering and faculty head of Zeppos College.

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