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How the Owen Community is Responding to Coronavirus

Apr. 13, 2020—Faculty, staff, and students are working together to learn and stay connected online during the COVID-19 pandemic

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NPR: Who’s hit hardest by COVID-19? Why obesity, stress and race all matter

Apr. 13, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, is quoted.

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

Apr. 13, 2020—In mid-March, as automakers across the world slowed production of vehicles due to the coronavirus crisis, Britt Autry, BE’92, and other executives at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc., in Maryville came together to chart a course for their employees and their plant operations.

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The Tennessean: Safer at home? What if your home is not safe?

Apr. 8, 2020—Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communications studies, writes about coping with both the March tornadoes that impacted Middle Tennessee and the coronavirus crisis.

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The Tennessean: Decarceration as strategy to support prisoners during COVID-19 pandemic

Apr. 7, 2020—Jennifer Gaddy, assistant professor of medicine, writes about decarceration as a way to combat the spread of the coronavirus in prisons.

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Dean Paschal helps collect medical supplies locally to help fight pandemic

Mar. 31, 2020—Cynthia Paschal, Vanderbilt senior associate dean for undergraduate education and a biomedical engineering professor, volunteered at a Nashville drive to collect PPE for medical workers to use when treating coronavirus patients.

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Peabody tops U.S. News rankings

Mar. 31, 2020—U.S. News & World Report has announced its annual rankings of graduate schools, including graduate schools of education. Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development moved up to the No. 4 spot and continues to be highly regarded in 9 specialty areas ranked by the publication. Educational administration/supervision and special education are again No....

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Sophomore sets up volunteer grocery shopping and delivery service

Mar. 30, 2020—Even as Vanderbilt’s residence halls were closing and the business of educating moved online, Connor put the word out – he was willing to buy and deliver groceries for people who could not or should not leave their homes due to COVID-19.

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Engineering student makes face shields to help boost dwindling supply during coronavirus crisis

Mar. 26, 2020—When Vanderbilt University Medical Center resident Ashley Nassiri asked Katy Riojas how to get the School of Engineering involved in the coronavirus crisis, Riojas had an idea, create face shields.

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The Conversation: Coronavirus: A new type of vaccine using RNA could help defeat COVID-19

Mar. 26, 2020—Sanjay Mishra, postdoctoral fellow, and Robert Carnahan, associate professor of pediatrics, write about efforts to create a COVID-19 vaccine using RNA-based antibodies.

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Blair School of Music professor Tucker Biddlecombe teaches his conducting class online during the COVID-19 outbreak

Mar. 23, 2020—Blair School of Music professor Tucker Biddlecombe teaches his conducting class online during the COVID 19 outbreak.

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The Tennessean: 5 ways to stay socially connected through the coronavirus pandemic

Mar. 18, 2020—Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development, provides ideas for maintaining social connections while social distancing.

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