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Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers

Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.

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Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24

Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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New braille phonetic system opens doors for classical singers with visual impairments

May. 11, 2020—A Vanderbilt professor has devised a new phonetic system for braille readers that promotes inclusive learning for aspiring classical singers with visual impairments.

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Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit

Jan. 15, 2020—The Southeastern Higher Education Recruitment Consortium invites Vanderbilt faculty and staff to attend its inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit. The event is scheduled for March 4-5 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Ph.D. bridge programs show success in fostering diversity and inclusion, according to new study

Dec. 6, 2019—A team of STEM researchers, including Vanderbilt astrophysicist Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, have published a new collaborative study on Ph.D. bridge programs as a mechanism to empower students, foster diversity and spur a more holistic approach to graduate education. 

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Vanderbilt to partner with National Museum of African American Music

Jun. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University has announced a long-term partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and a foundational gift to enrich the museum’s educational and research opportunities.

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Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits

Feb. 6, 2019—Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.

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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt professor Ebony O. McGee studied the collegiate experiences and academic and career decisions of 61 Black, Latinx and Asian advanced undergraduate STEM college students.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in Peabody diversity lecture series

Dec. 6, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt's Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university's history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.

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