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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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2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

May. 7, 2020—A professor who pushed the boundaries of feminist theology, a community social justice activist, and an advocate for women’s health issues are the 2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Next Steps at Vanderbilt celebrates first four-year class, 10th anniversary

May. 6, 2020—As Next Steps at Vanderbilt marks its 10th anniversary throughout 2020, the year also brings another significant milestone: The first class of Next Steps at Vanderbilt students will graduate from its expanded four-year program.

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Women’s Center to host May 11 conversation, May 19 film screening

May. 6, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is hosting two upcoming virtual programs for members of the Vanderbilt community in honor of National Women’s Health Month this May. Both programs are free to attend and will be held via Zoom.

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Open Mind: Taking a moment to celebrate

May. 4, 2020—While still focusing on the difficulties of the most recent couple of months, it’s more important now than ever to reflect on the strides the Vanderbilt University community has made throughout the 2019-20 academic year, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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A Passion for Increasing College Access for the Underserved: Andrew Brodsky, BS’18, MED’20

Apr. 30, 2020—In high school Andrew Brodsky wanted to become a middle school or high school science teacher. He chose Vanderbilt because of Peabody College’s top rankings, and enrolled as a secondary education and chemistry double major. But sometimes plans change.

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Improving Care for Individuals with Physical Disabilities: Jonathan Dallas, MD’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Jonathan Dallas is many things: a graduating medical student, a promising neurosurgeon, a researcher, an advocate. He’s also an amputee.

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Ask an Expert: What does COVID-19 reveal about racial health disparities?

Apr. 24, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, discusses what the COVID-19 pandemic is revealing about racial health disparities.

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‘Open Spaces: Comfort and Hope’ shares diverse array of artistic expressions, uplifting messages

Apr. 20, 2020—While the world is practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, two Vanderbilt community members have created a virtual gathering space for students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to engage with uplifting musical performances, artistic presentations, poetry readings and more.

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Identity centers offer adjusted resources and support for VU community in response to COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—The Provost's Office for Inclusive Excellence, through its identity centers, has continued to promote academic success, cultural and professional education, and inclusivity and belonging for the Vanderbilt community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 17, 2020—Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, a renowned scholar on race, gender and culture and chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, has won a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans

Apr. 14, 2020—Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

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