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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Open Mind: A thoughtful, reasoned approach for returning to campus
    In her latest “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses Vanderbilt’s Return to Campus Plan and how the university is considering next steps for resuming on-campus activities. [ Read More ]
2.   Wente, Kopstain discuss Return to Campus Plan at virtual town hall
    More than 2,700 members of the university community attended a virtual town hall to learn more about Vanderbilt’s four-phased Return to Campus Plan. [ Read More ]
3.   VU partnership with National Museum of African American Music takes next step forward
    Vanderbilt is moving forward in its partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, and faculty and staff are invited to a May 20 Zoom meeting to learn more about the collaboration. [ Read More ]
4.   New webpage shares stories of myriad ways VU community is helping address COVID-19
    The university has launched Vanderbilt Responds to COVID-19, a webpage designed to share how the VU community is providing support, expertise and care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Nashville salutes the Class of 2020
    A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020. [ Read More ]
6.   2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named
    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. [ Read More ]
7.   McKay, Gonzales are featured speakers for webinar today on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus
    Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay and Gilbert Gonzales will be the featured speakers for a webinar at 1 p.m. today, May 15, focused on LGBTQ health in the age of coronavirus. [ Read More ]
8.   Documenting the pandemic: Heard Libraries launch COVID-19 Archive
    The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries invite the Vanderbilt community to document their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic for a new archive to benefit historians and future generations. [ Read More ]
9.   Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers
    A collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering demonstrates a simple, low-cost retrofit solution that improves the safety of intubation boxes used while treating COVID-19 patients. [ Read More ]
10.   Nursing dean says practices instituted by Florence Nightingale are key to COVID-19 fight
    Practices developed by Florence Nightingale are still relevant today, and in fact, are major weapons in the fight against COVID-19, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Linda D. Norman. [ Read More ]
11.   New braille phonetic system opens doors for classical singers with visual impairments
    A Vanderbilt professor has devised a new phonetic system for braille readers that promotes inclusive learning for aspiring classical singers with visual impairments. [ Read More ]
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