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  Monday, Feb. 14, 2022  
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Vanderbilt announces free admission to National Museum of African American Music for all students
The newest partnership between Vanderbilt University and the National Museum of African American Music is providing free admission to the museum’s galleries and exhibitions for all Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students, effective today.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate Black History Month with events in February
Vanderbilt University will celebrate Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the Vanderbilt campus, across the country and globally—with a series of events and activities throughout February.
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Reimagining the future of Arts and Science curriculum
The College of Arts and Science is launching a dynamic and collaborative effort to reimagine its curriculum for the 21st century, ensuring that Vanderbilt students engage in educational experiences of the highest caliber.
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Engineering senior represents Vanderbilt in Jeopardy! National College Championship
Sam Blum, a senior engineering science major, is representing Vanderbilt University in the Jeopardy! National College Championship currently airing on ABC. His episode airs at 7:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Feb. 16, one of the quarterfinals dates.
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Graduate student to study biological evolution in Malaysia through ESI grant
Audrey Arner, a first-year Ph.D. student, recently earned a pilot research grant from Vanderbilt’s Evolutionary Studies Initiative to study the evolutionary mismatch hypothesis in Malaysia. The basis of the research seeks to understand how genetic characteristics that were beneficial to communities in the past could be harmful in a modern environment.  
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Center for Student Wellbeing offers academic and well-being coaching
The Center for Student Wellbeing offers academic and well-being coaching for students to gain tangible skills and strategic insight for meeting their academic and personal well-being goals.
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Vanderbilt’s English Language Center participates in resettlement of Afghan evacuees
The Vanderbilt University English Language Center recently collaborated with the Nashville International Center for Empowerment, a nonprofit humanitarian organization, to help with resettlement efforts for Afghan evacuees in Nashville.
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The Pub at Overcup Oak to reopen for limited service in February
After more than a year, the popular Pub at Overcup Oak will reopen for limited service in February, starting with a series of pop-up events.
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy to host virtual discussion on new approaches to climate change
Vanderbilt Law School professor Michael Vandenbergh will discuss bipartisan efforts to address climate change and sustainability with environmental activist Benji Backer in a virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 12:30 p.m. hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
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‘Skyscraper Gothic’ opens at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery
The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Skyscraper Gothic,” a close, interdisciplinary look at the stylistic development of the tall office building, Feb. 14 through May 22.
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The Wond’ry to host hybrid Renaissance Women’s Summit Feb. 17
The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s center for innovation, will host its first women’s entrepreneur summit in partnership with the Renaissance Marketing Group and Boss Talks Network on Thursday, Feb. 17. The event is for female entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journeys, with local entrepreneurs and marketers sharing tips on all aspects of growing or starting a business.
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Emily Nagoski to speak on the science of sexuality Feb. 17
Author and sexuality educator Emily Nagoski will be a featured presenter on Thursday, Feb. 17, during Sex Ed and Healthy Relationships Week. Nagoski will discuss “Demystifying the Science of Sexuality” beginning at 5 p.m. CT via Zoom.
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2022 Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference set for Feb. 18
The Center for Entrepreneurship will host the fourth annual Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference on Friday, Feb. 18, with attendees participating both in person and virtually. Students interested in pursuing a career in the startup field, as an entrepreneur, and within the investor/venture capital space are encouraged to attend. 
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Feb. 18-19
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade during the weekend of Feb 18-19. This update is scheduled to begin on Friday at 9 p.m. and end on Saturday. Please plan ahead for this period when the system will be unavailable.
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Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2022 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 25.
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Inaugural SCSJI Empowerment Summit set for March 20
The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity invites students to attend its inaugural Empowerment Summit on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. This year’s summit, with the theme “Create, Act, Rest and Empower (C.A.R.E.),” will feature actor and activist Kendrick Sampson for a keynote address as well as several rounds of interactive sessions on the importance of community activism and holistic wellness.
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Excellence in Podcasting Competition underway; students invited to submit applications by April 1
The second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition will recognize exceptional student creations. This competition is open to current undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University.
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Poetry contest to explore meaning of unity through American democracy
Vanderbilt students are invited to express how they feel about unity and democracy through a new poetry contest. The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is conducting the contest in partnership with Vanderbilt’s English department and MFA program in creative writing. The theme is “What unity through American democracy means to me.”


COVID-19 Updates

All you need to know about student COVID-19 testing

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Campus Dining’s Farm to Campus Menu Series kicks off Feb. 16

Conversation: ‘Environmental Humanities Across the Americas’ Feb. 16

2022 REDCap Day virtual event is Feb. 16–18

Enabling Innovation Initiative Seminar: Owens discusses ‘Innovative Within Constraints’ Feb. 18

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center research ethics discussion on applied behavior analysis is Feb. 24

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal obesity, metabolic risk


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Sheryl Crow, Rivers Rutherford headline Shade Tree Benefit
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  Vanderbilt Microbiome Innovation Center offers analytics workshop
Feb. 22–23
· MAR ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Vanishing Half’
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11


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Vanderbilt in the News
BuzzFeed News: Sarah Palin took the stand after an NYT editor said he has ‘regretted pretty much every day’ his wording about her
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Legislature confirms Sarah Campbell as new Tennessee Supreme Court justice
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Mask mandates continue to fall as Fauci says U.S. may be approaching ‘normality’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Retail Dive: Retail supply chains were made to be broken. Will brands adapt—or revert?
Craig Philip, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
JD Supra: Farewell to Sandalow and Kamisar
Nancy King, Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Professor of Law, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: What’s behind Republican anger at the NFL? Shifting views on race
The research of John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is cited.
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