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  Monday, Feb. 28, 2022  
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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.
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WATCH: Experts discuss the keys to compromise and action on climate change
Climate change and environmental issues can no longer be considered partisan if any real progress is going to be made, according to experts who participated in a virtual discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Feb. 22.
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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.
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Engineering professor receives Lewis Latimer Fellowship for Black innovators
Audrey K. Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, has received a 2022 Lewis Latimer Fellowship. The exclusive program offers only six fellowships per class, and fellows are selected through a rigorous nomination process.
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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.
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Ask an Expert: How has COVID-19 changed the workforce?
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, political science and American studies, offers perspective on what’s driving the Great Resignation and what’s next for labor trends in this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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.
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‘First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX’ is March 3
“First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX” is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
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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.
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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.
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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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Undergraduate Data Science Minor social hours to be held this spring
Join the Undergraduate Data Science Minor program for monthly social hours this spring and the opportunity to gather with other students interested in data science. Events are planned for Feb. 24, March 31 and April 8.
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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.”
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I Am Vanderbilt: Alyssa Aloyo
Alyssa Aloyo, a program manager for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, works on strategic planning, program development and cultivating relationships with others across the university who are committed to equity, inclusion and belonging at Vanderbilt.


COVID-19 Updates

University announces updates to COVID-19 protocols

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Vanishing Half’ March 2

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series presents students Evan Mercer and Somtochukwa Ukwuani March 7

Data Science Institute hosts ‘AI Fridays’


Coming Up

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  Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11
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  Brain Blast 2022
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: Biden’s Supreme Court pick enters intensifying U.S. fight on race
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
STAT: The nation hasn’t made much progress on health equity. These leaders forged ahead anyway
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Banning books tells students and teachers they aren’t capable
Emily Phillips Galloway, assistant professor of literacy education, authored this piece.
Edutopia: 8 evidence-based tips to make your lectures more engaging—and memorable
Jeanne Wanzek, Currey-Ingram Professor of Special Education, is quoted.
The Washington Post Magazine: The hard lessons we learned—and didn’t—from two years in pandemic school
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
WebMD: I’m just not ready for the new normal
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: What to know about MIS-C, a rare inflammatory condition in children
Sophie Katz, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Today: 5 tips to breastfeed safely when you have COVID-19
Natasha Halasa, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
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