Covid-19 Supporting the Community
Apr. 2, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier credits Vanderbilt’s uniquely collaborative spirit—coupled with a willingness to take bold action when needed—for the university’s strong position after the triple crises of 2020.
Mar. 25, 2021—More than 60 Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty members helped Nashville’s Metro Public Health Department vaccinate more than 10,000 community members in a marathon, 14-hour event on March 20.
Mar. 19, 2021—Elizabeth Gedmark, vice president of A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, will discuss “Women in the Workforce and COVID-19: Where Do We Go from Here?” on Monday, March 29. The virtual event will begin at noon CT and is part of Vanderbilt’s 2021 celebration of Women’s History Month.
Mar. 17, 2021—Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in February to raise $5,335 and provide more than 21,000 meals to community members in need across the region.
Mar. 3, 2021—Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top leader in infectious disease research and a renowned biomedical scientist, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2021 when he speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families.
Feb. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which helps mature adults rediscover the joy of learning in an inclusive community, offers a variety of courses this spring, including Alzheimer’s disease prevention, little-known Tennessee history, and jazz in the 1930s and ’40s.
Feb. 12, 2021—Taking care of your mind and body doesn’t have to be hard work. The following are some suggestions from the experts at the Student Care Network on how to support your health and wellness while also having fun.
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.