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Townsend wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Jul. 8, 2020—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steve Townsend has been named to this year’s class of Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awardees. Every year, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports the careers of a select number of faculty in the chemical sciences who are in the first five years of their academic career, exhibit a strong body of research, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching.

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Six interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2020

Jun. 29, 2020—Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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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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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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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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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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Vanderbilt professor shares history of Juneteenth and its significance today

Jun. 19, 2020—Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt.

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Wente announces Beasley’s expanded role focused on undergraduate education

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.

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News and Interviews: ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt

Jun. 18, 2020—Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.

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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.

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Leader in Vanderbilt drug discovery efforts, Craig Lindsley named interim editor-in-chief of ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

Jun. 12, 2020—Craig Lindsley, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine and university professor of biochemistry, chemistry and pharmacology, has been named interim editor-in-chief of the journal "ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science."

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NEA research grant supports study of diversity initiatives in arts agencies

Jun. 10, 2020—A two-year, $17,000 National Endowment of the Arts research grant will support a Vanderbilt analysis of how the characteristics and practices of more than 500 local arts agencies help or hinder their efforts to expand access to the arts in their communities.

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