Research Snapshot: Study proves poor maternal heart health results in preterm birth, low birthweight and cesarean birth
May. 13, 2021—Maternal health researcher James Muchira confirms poor maternal heart health results in adverse childbirth outcomes in the United States; hypertension is the strongest predictor of this association, with disparities observed along racial lines. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Apr. 19, 2021—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence have collaborated on a new monthly newsletter, “The Inclusive Connector,” which will launch in the coming weeks.
Vanderbilt professor to discuss best practices to achieve diversity at the Ph.D. level in virtual event on April 8
Mar. 26, 2021—Keivan Stassun will discuss strategies to increase underrepresented minorities at the Ph.D. level in science and engineering in an event hosted by the Association of American Universities on Thursday, April 8, at noon CT.
Vanderbilt convenes scholars, activists across generations to examine Nashville’s role in fight for racial justice (UPDATED)
Mar. 5, 2021—The Vanderbilt community will welcome a diverse panel of renowned civil rights and social justice activists, journalists, historians and scholars for an examination of Nashville’s role as an intellectual center of the struggle for racial justice, then and now. The daylong virtual symposium will be held on Friday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. CT and is open to the public.
Oct. 8, 2020—The “Disrupting Everyday Bias” workshops for the Vanderbilt community have been extended through December due to strong interest and increased registrations.
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.
Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.
Jun. 11, 2018—The HR Diversity & Inclusion Committee is calling for volunteers to walk for the 2018 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 23 in downtown Nashville.
Feb. 26, 2018—Professor and author Jelani Cobb talked with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about the historical narratives of race in America in the latest episode of the podcast.
Feb. 15, 2018—Astrophysicist Keivan Stassun has been named mentor of the year by AAAS for his efforts in increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.
Jan. 31, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University staff members received the 2017 Commodore Award, and the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Leadership Award was handed out at the annual Service Award Ceremony Tuesday at the Student Life Center.
‘Hip-hop intellectual’ Michael Eric Dyson shares thoughts about MLK, ‘core American ideals’ on ‘The Zeppos Report’
Jan. 22, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos converses with author and MLK Commemorative Series keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson about racial justice, American values, and sports and society on "The Zeppos Report."