Aug. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt has updated its public dashboard to report the prior day's number of positive COVID-19 test results and will begin testing all undergraduates weekly as well as expand its periodic testing across all campus groups. These additional tests, and the data drawn from them, are vital tools in helping the university slow the spread of COVID-19.
Aug. 30, 2020—Jessika Boles, lead of the Child Life Team at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, will offer advice on talking to kids about COVID-19 at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27.
Aug. 28, 2020—According to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Trueblood, the development of an effective vaccine is only the first part of a solution to developing herd immunity against COVID-19.
Aug. 28, 2020—Informal meetups of members of the Vanderbilt community, whether on or off campus, are limited to 10 or fewer people, and all individuals must be physically distanced and masked at all times.
Aug. 28, 2020—Kathleen Montgomery, MD'15, made headlines this summer for a Facebook post she wrote in response to a conspiracy theory video regarding COVID-19. Her post, shared more than 200,000 times, pointed readers toward reliable sources of scientific information.
Aug. 27, 2020—Physician-scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are investigating whether SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be spread through aerosolized emissions (microscopic droplets and particles) during minimally invasive surgery in children.
Aug. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt University will expand its campus COVID-19 testing program to include mandatory weekly testing of all undergraduate students beginning Monday, Aug. 31.
Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Preparation, collaboration over summer paves way for effective teaching in hybrid classroom
Aug. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt’s substantial investments in classroom technology and efforts to foster collaboration over the summer were aimed at preparing faculty to teach effectively within the hybrid classroom this fall.
Aug. 24, 2020—The Nashville Math Club, hosted by Vanderbilt math professors for middle- and high-school students who want to learn concepts in creative and fun ways, meets online starting Sept. 8.
Aug. 24, 2020—Manuel Ascano, assistant professor of biochemistry and pathology, microbiology and immunology, discusses the challenges scientists face when researching which virus may cause the next pandemic.
Aug. 24, 2020—All of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges will conduct classes on campus today for the first time since March 9, the result of plans developed with diligence and care over the summer to ensure the university is ready for faculty, staff and students to return.