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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Chancellor’s Lecture Series hosts Billie Jean King and Candice Lee discussing a new era of equality in sports
    Sports icon and champion of equality Billie Jean King will discuss the past, present and future of sports as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series and the university’s yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The virtual event on Tuesday, March 1, will feature Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee in conversation with King. [ Read More ]
2.   Board of Trust to host investiture of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier
    The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust will host a series of events April 8–9 as part of the investiture of Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor, Daniel Diermeier, including a formal ceremony. [ Read More ]
3.   New fund established to sustain Vanderbilt rocket team successes
    Mark F. Dalton, JD’75, emeritus trustee and former chair of the Board of Trust, has established the Dalton Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory Fund to support the university’s rocket team, winners of an unprecedented seven NASA Student Launch national championships in 10 years. [ Read More ]
4.   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.   [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo 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. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt’s celebration of Black History Month continues
    Vanderbilt University is celebrating 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. [ Read More ]
7.   14th annual Murray Lecture set for Feb. 23
    LaWanda W. M. Ward, assistant professor of education and research associate at Pennsylvania State College of Education, will give the 14th annual Murray Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. CT via Zoom. Ward will discuss “Make it Make Sense: Racial Justice, Spirituality and Law” for the event co-sponsored by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. [ Read More ]
8.   ‘Border Wars: How Russia and Ukraine’s Conflict Could Impact the World’ is Feb. 24
    Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a panel discussion on the evolving crisis between Russia and Ukraine. The virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 24, is free and open to the public. Registration is required. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy to host virtual discussion on new approaches to climate change Feb. 22
    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 Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 12:30 p.m. hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy. [ Read More ]
10.   Construction begins on 25th Avenue for Davidson County’s first enhanced crosswalk
    Vanderbilt will install Davidson County’s first enhanced crosswalk on 25th Avenue as part of the university’s West End Neighborhood project and FutureVU goal to improve the safety and walkability of campus. Construction will begin the week of Feb. 21 and will last approximately three weeks. [ Read More ]
11.   Campus Dining celebrates reopening of Common Grounds with contest for students
    After an extended closure due to COVID-19 and recent staffing shortages, Campus Dining announces the reopening of Common Grounds coffee shop, located in The Commons Center Munchie Mart. To celebrate the reopening, Campus Dining is giving students who visit a chance to win a limited-edition Cheetos Mac & Cheese bike. [ Read More ]
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