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Poet Nikky Finney to speak at virtual keynote event for 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; register now
Renowned poet, professor and author Nikky Finney will deliver a keynote address as part of Vanderbilt University’s 2022 commemoration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Finney is scheduled to speak Jan. 17 as part of a virtual program that will begin with a vigil and include remarks by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
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Help shape student experience; Quality of Life survey open through Jan. 21
All undergraduate students are invited to participate in Vanderbilt’s annual Quality of Life Survey. The data gathered through the survey helps the university understand students’ experiences and needs.
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Virtual info session for undergraduate data science minor is Jan. 20
Students interested in the undergraduate data science minor are invited to a virtual information session on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 4 p.m. CT. Requirements for the minor and opportunities for involvement will be discussed.
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Bishop Michael Bruce Curry and Jon Meacham to discuss religion and politics tomorrow
The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will discuss the intersection of religion and politics in the U.S. during a Jan. 13 discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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National Black Nurses Association president to deliver MLK Commemorative Lecture Jan. 17
Martha A. Dawson, president of the National Black Nurses Association, will present the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture on Monday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. Co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Vanderbilt School of Medicine, this year’s MLK Day lecture will be held virtually via Zoom.
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Health experts to discuss COVID perspectives and vaccination hesitancy
The School of Nursing will host a webinar featuring a panel of public health and prevention experts on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. CT to discuss “COVID Perspectives, Values and Vaccination Hesitancy.” The event is free, but registration is required.
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Undergraduate researchers invited to apply to Beckman Scholars Program
Vanderbilt’s Beckman Scholars Program in Chemistry and Biological Sciences has been awarded support by the Beckman Foundation for a fourth three-year term. Applications for scholar tenures beginning in May 2022 are currently open, with a deadline to apply on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
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Applications open for Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides Vanderbilt undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The goal of DSI–SRP is to encourage and enhance student-faculty mentoring and joint research efforts in data science.
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Apply now for Data Science for Social Good program
Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for Data Science for Social Good, a 10-week experience where participants work as part of a data science team on a pre-selected project for a not-for-profit organization, Vanderbilt group or government organization.
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Registration open for 2022 Global Health Case Competition
Registration is now open for the 2022 Global Health Case Competition, an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem.
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EDI Taskforce on Belonging to conduct focus groups with VU community
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce on Belonging invites all faculty, staff and students to participate in a series of focus groups to assist in the development of an instrument for measuring a sense of belonging among Vanderbilt University community members.
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Give the gift of learning by joining Vanderbilt partnership to tutor Metro Nashville Public Schools students
Vanderbilt community members looking for a way to share the gift of learning with children in Metro Nashville Public Schools are invited to join the more than 150 Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff who are already part of the “Accelerating Scholars” online tutoring program. Sign-ups to volunteer are open now through Jan. 17.


COVID-19 Updates

6 tips for managing omicron anxiety

Office of Global Safety shares CDC guidance for travelers returning to U.S.

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs


Take Note

Law School’s Fitzpatrick receives 2022 Civil Justice Scholarship Award

Nominate a faculty or staff member for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

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

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


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  VICB presents: University of Massachusetts’ Lynmarie Thompson
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Brain Institute presents: ‘Rethinking General Anesthesia’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Scientific American: Citizen militias in the U.S. are moving toward more violent extremism
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, authored this piece.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Divinity receives $1 million for alternative ministry program
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘People need to be reminded about flu’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Yahoo! News: How you can hear omicron in young children
Buddy Creech, Edie Carrell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Newsweek: COVID patient tried to sneak ivermectin Into hospital, found in stuffed animal
Parul Goyal, assistant professor of clinical medicine, is quoted.
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