Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief
Jul. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week.
Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children
Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.
Jul. 10, 2020—Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Abhishek Dubey is applying artificial intelligence to address how the essential public transit systems of Nashville and Chattanooga—WeGo Public Transit and CARTA, respectively—can maintain social distancing protocols and proactively plan bus routes and schedules in response to COVID-19.
Jul. 9, 2020—Do you plan to seek corporate and foundation funding, or would you like to learn more about the process? Join the Corporate and Foundation Relations team for an overview of its services and resources, including a high-level review of COVID-19 private grant opportunities, on Tuesday, July 21.
Jul. 9, 2020—This week researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Gilead Sciences reported that remdesivir potently inhibited SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, in human lung cell cultures and that it improved lung function in mice infected with the virus.
Jul. 9, 2020—Three Vanderbilt Law School students with the school's Immigration Practice Clinic assisted in drafting a Nashville Metropolitan Council resolution that supports immigrant communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The resolution was passed by the Metro Council on July 7.
Jul. 8, 2020—In a message to university faculty, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses supporting school and college decision-making as Vanderbilt prepares for the fall semester.
Jul. 8, 2020—Nurse leaders from Vanderbilt and two other prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt has launched the ANCHOR DOWN. STEP UP. campaign, as the university continues to take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prepare for the start of the fall semester.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Strategies to promote adaptive teaching and active learning this fall
Jul. 8, 2020—During a recent faculty town hall, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff presented several strategies for adaptive teaching and active learning that faculty and other instructors might find useful as they plan their fall courses.
Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families.
Jul. 7, 2020—Read a joint message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s on the guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 6 regarding international students taking online classes this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.