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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. Jeff Balser
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Dr. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, discuss VUMC’s efforts on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic—both the search for treatments and a vaccine, and providing world-class patient care. [ Read More ]
2.   Owen School supporters commit more than $13 million toward Management Hall renovation and expansion
    A group of prominent Vanderbilt University alumni and supporters has committed more than $13 million toward an extensive renovation and expansion of Management Hall at Owen Graduate School of Management. [ Read More ]
3.   Provost’s office increasing support for graduate education
    The Office of the Provost will increase its focus on graduate education to ensure graduate students have the resources they need to be successful as Mark T. Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, prepares to step down from his leadership role to return to the faculty full time beginning Sept. 1, 2020. [ Read More ]
4.   VU medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers
    More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt
    Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community. [ Read More ]
6.   Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding presidential proclamation suspending and restricting immigration
    Read Vanderbilt University’s statement regarding the Trump Administration’s June 22, 2020, proclamation suspending and restricting immigration to the United States. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender
    A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university. [ Read More ]
8.   Office of Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion to host Memorial Service Against Racism with university leaders
    Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell will host a memorial event on Monday, June 29, to honor George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks and the countless lives lost due to anti-Black racism and police brutality in the United States. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Undergraduate Microbiome Society donates $1K to Second Harvest Food Bank
    The Vanderbilt Undergraduate Microbiome Society recently made a donation of $1,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee as part of VUMS’ efforts to raise awareness about the microbiome and to better the local community. [ Read More ]
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