Covid-19 Supporting the Community
Jan. 15, 2021—The Nashville Math Club—hosted by Vanderbilt mathematicians—will resume its virtual meetings Feb. 9. The free after-school club is open to middle- and high-school students interested in learning math concepts in fun and creative ways.
Dec. 18, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community joined Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, and other entertainers for a “show of gratitude” hosted by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier to honor the hard work and dedication shown by staff, faculty and students during this unparalleled year.
Dec. 2, 2020—Blair Academy at Vanderbilt, the music education program for children, youth and adults at Vanderbilt University Blair School of Music, has developed creative new approaches to build curriculum and share music, despite the challenges of music instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, enrollment for the adult program in particular has increased.
Nov. 20, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will extend its Art Adventures Enrichment Program through Dec. 18 to continue to support Vanderbilt University community members with children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Nov. 4, 2020—A November article published in Rehabilitation Psychology reviews research on disabilities and COVID-19 to help rehabilitation psychologists mitigate the effects of the added stress of the pandemic. In addition, the work addresses how systemic discrimination against people with disabilities intersects with other forms of inequity.
Oct. 28, 2020—From accomplished alumni to first-year trainees, the Vanderbilt Master of Public Health program has brought a wave of support to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Tennessee.
Oct. 23, 2020—During the inaugural Fall Staff Assembly, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier thanked the staff for their hard work, perseverance and expertise to launch the Return to Campus plan. More than 1,250 staff attended the virtual event.
Sep. 21, 2020—Law Students for Social Justice will discuss the history of housing discrimination in Nashville and how COVID-19 has impacted the affordable housing market during an online event from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
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.
Jul. 31, 2020—The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will host "Medical Apartheid Revisited: Pandemic, Politics and Priorities," an online social justice conference Aug. 5-7, to explore increasing racial and ethnic health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt ISSS bolsters efforts to support the university’s international students, who are navigating challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly changing government directives.
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.