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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt leaders issue statement regarding threats against HBCUs
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell issue a statement in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt launches new group for Asian American and Pacific Islander alumni 
    Vanderbilt has launched a new alumni affinity group for Vanderbilt’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, supporting the diaspora and beyond. The AAPI Association of Vanderbilt Alumni (AAVA) aims to connect alumni with one another as well as with current students and the broader Vanderbilt community.   [ Read More ]
3.   Housing Law Clinic students, faculty support national call to action to address eviction crisis
    Vanderbilt is one of 99 law schools that responded to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s call to action to work in their local communities to address the housing and eviction crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Nashville, students in the Housing Law Clinic directed by Associate Clinical Professor Jennifer Prusak worked with tenants facing eviction proceedings and through a coalition of community partners to advocate for tenants’ rights. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Undergraduate awarded prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship in space and aviation
    Meredith Hunter, a sophomore electrical engineering major, has been named a Brooke Owens Fellow, a prestigious award that recognizes exceptional undergraduate women and other gender minorities with space and aviation internships, senior mentorship and a lifelong professional network. [ Read More ]
5.   Ph.D. student leading community driven HEART project
    Vanderbilt Spanish and Portuguese Ph.D. student Elvira Aballi Morell is leading an effort to uplift and inspire Nashville’s Latinx creatives through a trans-institutional and community driven project, HEART–Unifying Communities through Language and Textile Art. [ Read More ]
6.   Virtual debate with Rwanda students provides learning opportunity about 1994 genocide
    Virtual learning for Vanderbilt debate students opened doors halfway around the world this spring, as a friendly virtual competition with the Rwanda National Debate Team brought deeper opportunities to learn about that nation’s genocide in 1994.  [ Read More ]
7.   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. [ Read More ]
8.   Explorations in Research scheduled for Feb. 7
    Registration is open for the fourth annual Explorations in Research networking event. Hosted by the Office of Immersion Resources in partnership with Scientific Immersion and Mentorship, the event convenes Vanderbilt researchers from all disciplines to present their research and network with students to discover possible new collaborations. [ Read More ]
9.   2022 Satcher Lecture: ‘Reducing Racial Inequity in Health’ is Feb. 8
    David R. Williams, the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will discuss “Reducing Racial Inequity in Health: The Fierce Urgency of Now” on Tuesday, Feb. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The virtual event is the 2022 Satcher Lecture sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Master of Public Health Program. [ Read More ]
10.   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.  [ Read More ]
11.   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. [ Read More ]
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