Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall for staff on Monday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the university’s Return to Campus Plan. A second town hall for faculty is planned for Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers
Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008.
Jun. 16, 2020—The Corporate and Foundation Relations team helped faculty and staff secure $8.2 million in gifts and grants last fiscal year. Faculty, postdoctoral candidates, grants administrators and support staff are invited to attend a CFR virtual training on Tuesday, June 23.
Vanderbilt University partners with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to develop novel treatments for central nervous system disorders
Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
Engineers advance insights on black phosphorus as a material for future ultra-low power flexible electronics
Jun. 16, 2020—Black phosphorus is a crystalline material that is attracting growing research interest from semiconductor device engineers, chemists and material scientists to create high-quality atomically thin films.
Jun. 16, 2020—All incoming and current Vanderbilt students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s Return to Campus Plan at a virtual town hall tomorrow. The live session will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m.
Jun. 16, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente details the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to Vanderbilt faculty.
Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24
Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
Jun. 15, 2020—A new working group launched by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will focus on the Vanderbilt community’s child care needs with the closing of schools and facilities impacted by COVID-19.
Vanderbilt scholars curate new insights about social contexts of health and well-being in recent journals
Jun. 15, 2020—A precision medicine approach to health disparities, the social contexts of caregiving, the global psyche and Indigenous perspectives on science are the topics of recent journal issues edited by Vanderbilt University faculty that touch on health and well-being.
Jun. 15, 2020—Ten incoming first-year Vanderbilt University students have been named to the newest class of the Ingram Scholars Program.