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  14 things you need to know this week  
1.   James Lawson returns to Vanderbilt for launch of institute carrying forward his quest for justice and equality
    Vanderbilt University will launch the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements during a livestreamed celebration featuring the Rev. James Lawson and keynote speaker John M. Seigenthaler on April 7. [ Read More ]
2.   Famed writers, musicians and politicians among new advisory board for Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy
    The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy has announced the formation of a 26-member advisory board spanning multiple backgrounds and fields—from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and biographer Walter Isaacson to Grammy-winning artists Faith Hill and Tim McGraw—that is committed to the project’s mission to elevate facts and evidence-based reasoning in American political discourse. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt professional and graduate schools excel in 2023 ‘U.S. News’ rankings 
    Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2023 ”U.S. News & World Report” Best Graduate Schools rankings, with five of Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional schools falling within the top 25. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt offers new climate studies major
    The Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science has launched a new climate studies major. The major integrates the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities to give students a comprehensive perspective on climate change, its challenges and its possible solutions. [ Read More ]
5.   A message to the Vanderbilt community about spring holy days
    Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell and University Chaplain Chris Donald remind the Vanderbilt community that many religious and spiritual traditions represented on campus will be observing significant spring holy days. The reminder is intended to be a tool to assist students, faculty and staff in being proactive when planning academic or work responsibilities. [ Read More ]
6.   Rescheduled 2022 MLK Joint Day of Service set for tomorrow
    The annual MLK Joint Day of Service brings together hundreds of student volunteers from Nashville-area colleges and universities to continue the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service. This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 10 a.m. at Tennessee State University’s Gentry Center. Following the opening program, volunteers will go to different service sites. Lunch will be provided. [ Read More ]
7.   Story Photo VU community, families invited to Alumni Lawn celebration April 9 featuring free food, music, activities
    All Vanderbilt community members, along with their families, are invited to a celebration on Alumni Lawn directly following the main investiture ceremony of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier on Saturday, April 9. [ Read More ]
8.   Join leaders in higher ed, athletics, innovation for discussions on Vanderbilt’s history and future
    Vanderbilt is hosting a series of events April 8–9 in honor of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s investiture. Surrounding the ceremony will be opportunities for the Vanderbilt community to learn more about Vanderbilt’s past and future.  [ Read More ]
9.   Coping, Connection and Community: University Counseling Center, Center for Student Wellbeing offer workshops
    The University Counseling Center and the Center for Student Wellbeing offer workshops to help students cope, connect and build community. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt Blair student musicians win at prestigious MTNA national competition
    Vanderbilt Blair’s Eunoia String Quartet, coached by Carolyn Huebl, professor of violin, won the 2022 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music String competition. They and another Blair student ensemble, the Arsevi Trio, competed as two of only seven national finalists. [ Read More ]
11.   ‘MBA Ladies’ podcast discusses lack of women in the c-suite
    Vanderbilt MBA candidates Emily Brennan and Nora Sultan, both MBA’22, have made it their mission to bring awareness to the disparities women face in the working world. Through their podcast, “The MBA Ladies,” Brennan and Sultan have created a safe space for dialogue surrounding these difficult and sometimes controversial topics. [ Read More ]
12.   Annual survey of undergraduate seniors open now through May 9 
    The annual VU Senior Survey provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to evaluate Vanderbilt in detail, evaluate their experience in their own major and report on their plans for the future. [ Read More ]
13.   Registration open for 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremonies
    Vanderbilt’s graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in this year’s Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for specific identity groups as part of the university’s 2022 Commencement celebrations. [ Read More ]
14.   2 Chainz, Miguel headline Rites of Spring; tickets on sale now
    Rites of Spring is scheduled for Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, on Alumni Lawn. Tickets for Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty are on sale now. [ Read More ]
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