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Faculty Use Universal Language of Math to Tackle Some of COVID-19’s Biggest Challenges

Jul. 23, 2020—As public health officials tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, they face an overwhelming number of factors that affect the virus’s spread. Population density, economic challenges, adherence to social distancing measures—they all play a part in determining the rise or fall of infection rates. And the results of efforts to “flatten the curve” can vary from place...

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STAT News: The CDC has always been an apolitical island. That’s left it defenseless against Trump

Jul. 13, 2020—(David Lewis, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, quoted)

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Bloomberg: There’s no excuse for how much food you’re wasting

Jul. 12, 2020—(Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, authored)

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U.S. News & World Report: Trump’s Pandemic Attack on the Affordable Care Act

Jul. 9, 2020—(Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, authored)

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Arête News: Trump starts U.S. withdrawal from WHO

Jul. 2, 2020—(Distinguished Professor of History Thomas Schwartz, quoted)

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Vanderbilt releases Return to Campus plan for fall 2020 semester

Jun. 16, 2020—After much planning and consideration, Vanderbilt has released a plan for how it will approach the fall 2020 semester. College of Arts and Science Dean John Geer also sent specific messages to A&S staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

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Jana Harper: Creating performance art during COVID-19

Jun. 9, 2020—THE WORK “What are the burdens we carry?” For three years, Associate Professor of the Practice of Art Jana Harper has been exploring and answering that question through her project This Holding. “That question multiplied into other questions,” Harper said. “What might those burdens look like? What do they look like for us as individuals?...

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Science Magazine: Ancient DNA reveals diverse origins of Caribbean’s earliest inhabitants

Jun. 4, 2020—(Jada Ben Torres, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Laboratory of Genetic Anthropology and Biocultural Studies, quoted.)

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Faculty Research Uncovers Community Insights to Help Fight COVID-19

Jun. 4, 2020—Amidst all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, one constant has held: researchers across the College of Arts and Science have dedicated their efforts to understanding the virus, how to control it, and how it impacts our communities. Jennifer Trueblood, associate professor of psychology, and Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society, are part...

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