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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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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jun. 25, 2020—Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Office of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to host Memorial Service Against Racism with university leaders

Jun. 24, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell will host a memorial event on Monday, June 29, to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and the countless lives lost due to anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States.

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Vanderbilt astronomers among NASA’s TESS Mission team to discover a rare newly formed planet

Jun. 24, 2020—Stars mapped out by Vanderbilt astronomers for exploration by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission and recently decommissioned Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the discovery of AU Mic b, a newly formed Neptune-like exoplanet located a relatively short 31.9 light-years away.

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Provost’s office increasing support for graduate education

Jun. 24, 2020—The Office of the Provost will increase its focus on graduate education to ensure graduate students have the resources they need to be successful as Mark T. Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, prepares to step down from his leadership role to return to the faculty full time beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

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Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender

Jun. 24, 2020—A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university.

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Future Partners: Owen School supporters commit more than $13 million toward Management Hall renovation and expansion

Jun. 23, 2020—A group of prominent Vanderbilt University alumni and supporters has committed more than $13 million toward an extensive renovation and expansion of Management Hall at Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Metzl’s ‘Dying of Whiteness’ honored with RFK Book Award

Jun. 23, 2020—“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland” by Professor Jonathan Metzl has been awarded the 2020 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award.

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Wednesday’s virtual town hall for faculty to focus on adaptive teaching

Jun. 23, 2020—A second virtual town hall focusing on adaptive teaching for the fall semester will be hosted for faculty on June 24 at 11 a.m. The town hall will include a presentation from Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff on how to teach in a hybrid or remote course this fall, followed by a discussion of questions from faculty regarding teaching.

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WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. Jeff Balser

Jun. 22, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, discuss VUMC’s efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the search for treatments and a vaccine, and providing world-class patient care.

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Vanderbilt Phase 2 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville begins Phase 3

Jun. 22, 2020—While Nashville will enter the third phase of its Roadmap for Reopening beginning Monday, June 22, Vanderbilt University will continue to follow its own Return to Campus Plan, which is currently in Vanderbilt Phase 2.

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10 faculty members named as 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 19, 2020—Ten outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

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