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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Statement from Chancellor Diermeier on events in Ukraine; university resources available
    Vanderbilt stands in support of all members of the university community impacted by events in Ukraine, especially those with connections to the region, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier writes in a statement, which also details university resources. [ Read More ]
2.   WATCH: Vanderbilt virtual event offers perspective on how Russia and Ukraine’s conflict could impact the world
    As Russia unleashed an assault against Ukraine on Thursday, a panel of Vanderbilt experts brought context to the developments during a virtual event on the escalating conflict and its potential global implications. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt University statement regarding travel to Ukraine
    Due to ongoing Russian military action, travel to Ukraine by Vanderbilt University faculty, staff or students on university-sponsored or affiliated travel is suspended until further notice, effective immediately. [ Read More ]
4.   University announces updates to COVID-19 protocols
    Following consultation with public health experts, Vanderbilt University is shifting its campus COVID-19 policies to align with the health trends happening across Nashville and the country. Beginning March 14, the university will move to a mask-optional status if 6 feet of physical distance between individuals can be maintained. [ Read More ]
5.   Student Care Network offers drop-in services
    Student Care Network drop-in and satellite services provide a quick and convenient way for students to consult privately and one-on-one with a staff member regarding a current concern, explore support options and establish connections with resources on the student’s schedule. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo VU Theatre explores self-forgiveness, compassion in latest production
    Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” an imaginary courtroom trial of one of the most infamous biblical figures, Feb. 24–27 at Neely Auditorium. [ Read More ]
7.   Three Ph.D. engineering students win prestigious Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships
    Three civil engineering Ph.D. students have received Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships, an honor that highlights Vanderbilt’s position as an epicenter of connected cities and transit research. [ Read More ]
8.   Blending hobbies and academic research is a thought to ‘harp’ on
    Second-year Ph.D. student Mayna Nguyen recently combined a longtime hobby with her study of biomedical optics with dazzling results: a playable laser harp that embodies both her love for the instrument and her research into photonics. [ Read More ]
9.   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 ]
10.   REGISTER: Experts to discuss what comes next in the COVID-19 pandemic
    Registration is now open for a special panel discussion about the future of COVID-19, featuring some of Vanderbilt University’s leading experts in COVID vaccines, infectious disease and public health. The virtual discussion will be on Thursday, March 10, at noon CT. [ Read More ]
11.   Vanderbilt celebrates Women’s History Month in March
    Vanderbilt University is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events in March. Women’s History Month honors the struggles and achievements of women of all nations and cultures. [ Read More ]
12.   2 Chainz, Miguel headline Rites of Spring; tickets on sale Feb. 25
    Rites of Spring is scheduled for Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, on Alumni Lawn. Tickets for Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty will go on sale Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m. [ Read More ]
13.   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. 28 and will last approximately three weeks. [ Read More ]
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