Coping with COVID-19
Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall for staff on Monday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the university’s Return to Campus Plan. A second town hall for faculty is planned for Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
Jun. 16, 2020—All incoming and current Vanderbilt students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s Return to Campus Plan at a virtual town hall tomorrow. The live session will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m.
Jun. 15, 2020—A new working group launched by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will focus on the Vanderbilt community’s child care needs with the closing of schools and facilities impacted by COVID-19.
Diermeier discusses confronting challenges, embracing opportunity in virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community
Jun. 10, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflected on the extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19 as well as racial injustice in our society—and discussed the university’s role in confronting these challenges—during a series of virtual gatherings with the Vanderbilt community.
Jun. 10, 2020—Addiction thrives in isolation, so sheltering in place and social distancing during COVID-19 can be challenging for people in recovery as well as for those who are susceptible to substance misuse, says Andrew Finch, an addiction expert and Vanderbilt Peabody College professor.
Jun. 10, 2020—A rapid response grant by the Henry Luce Foundation will continue the intensive humanitarian efforts of Vanderbilt Divinity School after tornadoes wreaked havoc across Tennessee, followed by COVID-19.
Jun. 2, 2020—Pick-up service for physical circulating resources is now available from all Vanderbilt Libraries and off-site storage locations.
May. 28, 2020—As Vanderbilt continues to resume certain on-campus activities during its Return to Campus Plan, the university is taking every appropriate precaution to protect members of the campus community, including a streamlined employee accommodation process to evaluate an individual’s concerns about how their personal circumstances may place them at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
May. 22, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, explores the essentials of crisis management and offers advice to business and political leaders on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in a newly published article and podcast.
May. 20, 2020—Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor at Vanderbilt Peabody College, partnered with the American Psychological Association to compile resources to help people with disabilities navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
May. 18, 2020—Depression in parents can lead to reduced empathy toward their children, which puts the children at risk for long-term negative impacts.
May. 15, 2020—Psychological research demonstrates that noticing errors in what we read is often difficult, and that those errors can affect our later beliefs, even when we know they’re wrong.