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Return to Campus Update: Vanderbilt Phase II continues with readiness for further on-campus activities
Vanderbilt has continued to successfully implement Phase II of its Return to Campus Plan and, as of Aug. 10, will have the criteria and systems in place to begin on-campus classes on Aug. 24 for all undergraduates and many graduate and professional students.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Celso Castilho
As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt’s faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Meet Celso Thomas Castilho, associate professor of history and faculty head of Memorial House.
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The Tennessean: Discrimination and disparities in health – examination of racial inequality in Nashville
Dr. André Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at VU and VUMC, and former Sen. Bill Frist, founder of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center, write about the importance of addressing health equity and health disparities in Nashville communities in this opinion piece.
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Vanderbilt Divinity School conference to address impact of COVID-19
The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will host “Medical Apartheid Revisited: Pandemic, Politics and Priorities,” an online social justice conference Aug. 5-7, to explore increasing racial and ethnic health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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16th annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium set for Aug. 6
The 16th annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. CST. The event is sponsored by Ancora Innovation through Vanderbilt’s partnership with Deerfield Management and will be broadcast remotely.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Michael Kosson–3D print cement

Institute in Critical Quantitative and Mixed Methodologies holds inaugural virtual symposium Aug. 3–4

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center shares disabilities research in plain language through new podcast series

Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program expands to offer free regional bus, train rides

VUPS creates Public Health AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

Pick-up service now available from all libraries

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers Professional Development in Mindfulness Facilitation course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course offered by Osher Center for Integrative Medicine


Coming Up

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  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Person You Mean to Be’ Aug. 5


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt athletics director Candice Lee on executive committee of new Black AD Alliance
The appointment of Candice Storey Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, to the executive committee of the newly formed Black AD Alliance is highlighted.
Bloomberg: Big Tech’s antitrust hearing: What you need to know
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: How a secretive Pentagon agency seeded the ground for a rapid coronavirus cure
Vanderbilt is mentioned as one of four participants in DARPA’s Pandemic Prevention Platform, or P3. James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Chair and professor of pediatrics and of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
CNN: Why some people who haven’t had COVID-19 might already have some immunity
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Your questions around hybrid teaching answered
Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching and principal senior lecturer in mathematics, is quoted.
Good Morning America: Interest in homeschooling spikes amid coronavirus pandemic: Here are parents’ biggest questions answered
Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Professor of Education, is quoted.
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