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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Sustainability, inclusion advancements highlighted in FutureVU progress report
    Vanderbilt University made significant strides during fiscal year 2021 in sustainable building and landscape projects, accessibility improvements and transportation and mobility initiatives, even through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
2.   Engineering professor Yaqiong Xu remembered as gifted scholar and devoted mentor
    Yaqiong Xu, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, died Oct. 30 after a long-term illness. A celebration of her life will be held Friday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the School of Engineering’s Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium, 134 Featheringill Hall. [ Read More ]
3.   The Wond’ry aids Vanderbilt student in designing African language learning app to connect with native roots
    With help from the Wondr’y, Vanderbilt students and peers have designed an African language learning app to connect with their native roots. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt doctoral student conducts first-ever study of life expectancy among different Asian American ethnic groups
    Darwin Baluran, a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, sought to investigate the intermixture of ethnicities included under the “Asian” racial category—one of the nation’s fastest-growing groups—and the health of these groups in the United States. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Celebrate the season with 12 Days of Vandy Campus Dining
    The fall semester is winding down, and winter break is fast approaching. To help students celebrate the season, Campus Dining is observing 12 Days of Vandy Campus Dining. [ Read More ]
6.   Nominate outstanding faculty for annual teaching awards
    Undergraduate students are invited to nominate faculty members for two university awards recognizing excellence in teaching: the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. [ Read More ]
7.   Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to lead discussion on how to make Congress fight less, compromise more
    A panel of experts led by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist will discuss “The Keys to Effective Lawmaking in Turbulent Times” on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 12:30 p.m. CT. The virtual discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is free and open to the public. [ Read More ]
8.   WeGo Public Transit forum on Dec. 8 to seek input from Vanderbilt community on service changes
    WeGo Public Transit and MoveVU are co-hosting a forum open to all—from experienced transit users to those who are considering it as a commute option for the first time—to share transit experiences and learn about new WeGo programs. [ Read More ]
9.   Learn about beer’s role in biomedical research with Vanderbilt experts and alumni
    Vanderbilt alumni and the founders of Jackalope Brewing Co. and Yazoo Brewing Co. will join Vanderbilt researchers for a Dec. 16 virtual discussion about beer and fermentation science. [ Read More ]
10.   Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program ongoing
    Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are being accepted through Jan. 11. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts. [ Read More ]
11.   Initiative for Race Research and Justice seeks applicants for Graduate and Professional Student Board
    The Initiative for Race Research and Justice is seeking Vanderbilt graduate and professional students to join its inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Board. The board will commence spring 2022 for a one-year term.  [ Read More ]
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