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Warren Center and OLLI partner to offer cultural history of pandemics

Jun. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt professor and author Holly Tucker will teach an online summer course focused on pandemics, thanks to a new partnership between the Robert Penn Warren Center and OLLI at Vanderbilt.

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Blair School offers Kindermusik classes via Zoom June 3-July 23

Jun. 1, 2020—Encourage your child's musical and social development from the comfort of your home. Children will sing, dance and play as instructor Amy Alley joyfully recognizes and interacts with each child by name through Zoom.

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Wente, Kopstain to host virtual town hall May 13 to discuss reopening of campus

May. 11, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 13, to discuss the phased reopening of Vanderbilt’s campus. The online meeting via Zoom will begin at noon CT, and registration is required to attend.

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Special edition Zoom backgrounds available for Class of 2020 celebrations

May. 1, 2020—Class of 2020 graduates, their friends, family members and supporters can now download university-, school- and Commencement-themed virtual backgrounds for their Zoom meetings, meetups and online celebrations. Giphy stickers also are available for Instagram Stories by searching #VU2020.

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5 tips to improve your virtual chat set-up

Apr. 21, 2020—Whether you’re taking a class, conducting a meeting or gathering with friends, just about everyone is jumping into virtual chats. Here are five easy tips to improve how your virtual chat looks and sounds.

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Virtual Gatherings: Robert Penn Warren Center connects humanities scholars

Apr. 14, 2020—The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours.

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Virtual Gatherings: Grad student in Earth & Environmental Sciences keeps group hangouts on schedule

Apr. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 threw a wrench in their plans for meeting up in person, graduate students in Earth and Environmental Sciences decided to take their weekly hangout online. 

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Physics grad student embraces ‘dissertation-at-home’ format for creative presentation

Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.

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Vanderbilt provides full support for successful transition to online and alternative education

Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.

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Zoom online conferencing platform available; Add a VU virtual background

Mar. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt has made Zoom online conferencing software available for all university faculty, students and staff. Are you missing the sights of Vanderbilt while living, learning or working off campus? Bring the university home by downloading campus images to use as virtual backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting.

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Resources for moving classes online available from Center for Teaching

Mar. 11, 2020—The Center for Teaching is making available a number of resources for faculty and other instructors, including video conference and screencasting tools, as they move elements of their classes online following the announcement that Vanderbilt will move to alternative instruction starting March 16.

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