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  12 things you need to know this week  
1.   All you need to know about student COVID-19 testing
    Vanderbilt is expanding its testing programs for the on-campus community during the spring semester to help slow the spread of the highly contagious omicron variant of COVID-19. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt to provide KN95 masks for all students, faculty, postdocs and on-campus staff
    Vanderbilt University will provide up to three KN95 masks to each member of the university community who will be on campus during the first few weeks of the semester, the university announced today. [ Read More ]
3.   Get update on COVID symptoms and safety
    Pam Jones, associate vice chancellor for health and wellness, co-leader of the university’s Public Health Central Command Center and associate professor in the School of Nursing, discusses Vanderbilt University case trends and the importance of vigilance when it come to health and safety precautions. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Poet Nikky Finney to speak at virtual keynote for 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday
    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. [ Read More ]
5.   National Black Nurses Association president to deliver MLK Commemorative Lecture Monday
    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. [ Read More ]
6.   A&S announces expansion of language study and changes to McTyeire International House for fall 2022
    The College of Arts and Science recently announced new developments that will advance language education at Vanderbilt, including a re-envisioning of McTyeire International House and increased opportunities for the Vanderbilt community to engage in the languages. [ Read More ]
7.   WATCH: Undergraduate students and families spring 2022 town hall
    Vanderbilt University campus leaders hosted a virtual town hall to share updates with undergraduate students and their families about the university’s plans for the spring semester, including its COVID-19 operations and community support resources. Questions not addressed during the town hall will be answered on the Health and Safety Protocols website by next week. [ Read More ]
8.   Ask an Expert: What you need to know about the omicron variant wave
    Dr. William Schaffner, an internationally renowned infectious disease specialist and public health expert, shares what you should know about the latest COVID-19 variant wave, including information about breakthrough symptoms for the vaccinated population. [ Read More ]
9.   Story Photo Living history: Professor creates COVID-19 pop-up art installation
    Recognizing the long-term historical significance of the signs, posters and stickers encouraging COVID-19 health and safety protocols on campus over the past two years, Associate Professor of Sociology and Jewish Studies Shaul Kelner has collected these artifacts in a pop-up art installation on the third floor of Garland Hall. [ Read More ]
10.   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. [ Read More ]
11.   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. [ Read More ]
12.   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. [ Read More ]
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