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.
Jan. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt experts from academic, medical and operational areas of campus came together during a Jan. 13 virtual town hall to discuss and answer questions about the Spring Return to Campus Plan with undergraduate students and their families.
Jan. 13, 2021—Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, to co-create original songs.
Jan. 8, 2021—They’ve worked together for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of members open and running in the midst of a pandemic: Meet the team instrumental in leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan.
Jan. 7, 2021—Amid COVID-19, businesses will have to implement new procedures and training methods; Vanderbilt researcher Megan Lawrence examines what practices work best, and why.
Jan. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt University is currently not eligible to serve as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine because the university is not a health care organization. However, the situation is evolving, and the university remains in close communication with public health agencies and Vanderbilt University Medical Center regarding vaccination efforts, said Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
Dec. 18, 2020—Moderna, remdesivir, AstraZeneca. VUMC’s experts have played an integral role in the development of these marquee COVID-19 therapeutics behind the scenes.
Vanderbilt researchers discover strong correlation between partisanship and social mobility during COVID-19 pandemic
Dec. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt political scientist Joshua Clinton led a team of researchers to analyze data from more than 1 million U.S. adults, determining that partisanship is more closely related to social mobility—defined here as social contact and travel within and among communities—during the COVID-19 pandemic than the incidence of COVID-19 cases or deaths in the community.
Dec. 18, 2020—On the last day of fall classes, Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies Shaul Kelner received a heartwarming surprise from his class of mostly first-year students.
Dec. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a limited amount of COVID-19 vaccine approved under an Emergency Use Authorization and, consistent with the Vaccination Plan for the State of Tennessee, is giving first priority to its health care workforce, health professions learners in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing who provide direct patient care, and Vanderbilt University Public Safety officers who are first responders.
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.
Vanderbilt Poll: Unprecedented partisanship divides Tennesseans on COVID-19 vaccine, election results
Dec. 17, 2020—The deep partisan divide in Tennessee has never been more apparent than on the questions of whether citizens will get the COVID-19 vaccine and curb holiday travel at the height of the global pandemic, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee. The poll also found a deep chasm between registered voters on the legitimacy of the results of the presidential election.