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VU, VUMC medical experts to host town halls about the medical aspects of COVID-19

Jul. 15, 2020—Medical and public health experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host two virtual town halls focused on the medical aspects of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18. They will address the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, as well as the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing. The town hall for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The town hall for student and families will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Vanderbilt responds to federal government decision to rescind new visa rules for international students

Jul. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University has issued a response to the federal government’s announcement rescinding its immigration directive that would have forced international students to leave the United States if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall.

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Wednesday’s virtual town hall for faculty to focus on adaptive teaching

Jun. 23, 2020—A second virtual town hall focusing on adaptive teaching for the fall semester will be hosted for faculty on June 24 at 11 a.m. The town hall will include a presentation from Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff on how to teach in a hybrid or remote course this fall, followed by a discussion of questions from faculty regarding teaching.

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A message for faculty on the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan

Jun. 16, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente details the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to Vanderbilt faculty.

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Our plan for the fall semester

Jun. 16, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente detail the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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A Message from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente: The Economic Impact of COVID-19

Apr. 17, 2020—As we confront dual health and economic crises, we must remain steadfast in the constant pursuit of our mission and the ideals outlined in our Academic Strategic Plan. These core commitments are front of mind as we consider scenarios that will ensure the university’s success today and into the future, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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University staff can enter to win free tickets to Nov. 16 UK game or Nov. 23 ETSU game, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Wente

Oct. 4, 2019—University staff members can enter to win two free tickets to watch Vanderbilt play Kentucky on Nov. 16 or ETSU on Nov. 23 at Vanderbilt Stadium, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.

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Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

May. 1, 2019—Nominations are being accepted through July 31 for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards. The awards celebrate Vanderbilt staff members’ dedication to the campus community.

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Chancellor to host screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Dec. 6

Nov. 16, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a screening of "Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Gym. The event is free and open to faculty, staff and students as well as their friends and family.

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Chancellor launches book club; first discussion set for Sept. 27

Sep. 18, 2018—Gen. Michael V. Hayden's latest book will be the first discussed by the new Chancellor's Book Club on Sept. 27. Free copies of the book are available for the first 25 students, faculty and staff who request a copy.

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Vanderbilt 14th in 2019 ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named one of nation’s best values

Sep. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt retains its highest-ever No. 14 spot on "U.S. News & World Report's" annual college rankings, and is named the seventh best value in the nation.

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Panel discussing ‘I AM’ exhibit scheduled for Sept. 12

Sep. 9, 2018—Programming for "I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace" continues with a discussion about the influential role of Middle Eastern women in the global arts community.

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