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Nurse practitioners practice “more than medicine”

Jun. 10, 2020—Nurse practitioners are often thought of as stopgaps to mitigate the shortage of primary care physicians, but in a new book, sociologist LaTonya Trotter shows that they also work to address non-medical issues that patients face that affect their health.

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Jana Harper: Creating performance art during COVID-19

Jun. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 arrived in Nashville, Jana Harper, professor of the practice of art, had to quickly adapt her NEA-supported performance art piece to reflect the necessities of social distancing.

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Partisanship shapes Tennesseans’ coronavirus views: Vanderbilt Poll

Jun. 9, 2020—The partisanship of Tennesseans strongly influences their views on COVID-19, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll. The poll also found that economic worries abound as Tennesseans feel the financial effect of the safer-at-home order.

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NEH grant expands the humanities for Vanderbilt’s aspiring scientists

Jun. 4, 2020—Helping Vanderbilt’s budding scientists develop the best tools to communicate their discoveries to diverse audiences is the focus of National Endowment for the Humanities funding awarded to the College of Arts and Science.

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Diversity in chemistry professor’s lab creates opportunity, explores clues to Alzheimer’s

Jun. 3, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, has been immersed in science-related activities and classes since she was a child. Today, she is leading a diverse lab of researchers, using chemistry to uncover clues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.

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Vanderbilt University screening tool assesses COVID-19 risk

Jun. 1, 2020—A virtual self-screening tool developed by Vanderbilt global health experts will help individuals assess their risk of COVID-19 and provide anonymized data to public health researchers and officials studying the spread of the disease.

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‘This Holding’ premiere with Jana Harper moves online May 29

May. 26, 2020—The OZ Arts online premiere of "This Holding: Traces of Contact," a performance video emerging from an interdisciplinary collaboration led by Associate Professor of the Practice of Art Jana Harper, will be May 29.

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And the Beat Goes On: A resilient Vanderbilt community finds innovative ways to thrive amid the challenges of COVID-19

May. 14, 2020—As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend lives in countless ways, members of the Vanderbilt community have shown remarkable resilience in the face of the crisis.

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‘Mask’: A poem by Beth Bachmann

May. 14, 2020—The poem originally appeared in The New Yorker’s April 6, 2020, issue.

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Vanderbilt names 2020 Founder’s Medalists

May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.

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Longing for Home: A recent graduate from Wuhan, China, reflects on a pandemic that upended his life across two different worlds

May. 5, 2020—Qisen Song, BA'20, reflects on the unexpected ending of his senior year at Vanderbilt, and the meaning of home and family during difficult times.

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Talisse’s gallery talk at Frist Art Museum moves online May 8

May. 1, 2020—Robert B Talisse will deliver an online gallery talk, “Overcoming Partisan Politics,” hosted by the Frist Art Museum on Friday, May 8. The session over Zoom, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3 p.m.

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