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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Important update about spring 2022 semester start and health and safety protocols
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain provide important updates about the spring 2022 semester’s start as well as health and safety protocols. [ Read More ]
2.   Join VU leaders for town halls Jan. 11, 12 focusing on COVID updates, student support
    Vanderbilt University campus leaders will host virtual town halls for students and their families to share updates about the university’s plans for the spring semester, including its COVID-19 operations and student support resources.  [ Read More ]
3.   School of Medicine invests in future of health care with Dean’s Scholarship Challenge
    The School of Medicine has launched a $5 million Dean’s Scholarship Challenge to help ensure that tomorrow’s leaders in medicine are educated at Vanderbilt. Through a combination of donor contributions and a university match, the school hopes to raise a total of $10 million. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Mahnke named director of LGBTQI Life
    Stephanie Mahnke, a higher education professional with extensive experience serving the LGBTQIA+ community and marginalized students, has been named director of the K.C. Potter Center and LGBTQI Life at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
5.   Poet Nikky Finney to speak at virtual keynote event for 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    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 ]
6.   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. [ Read More ]
7.   REGISTER: Bishop Michael Bruce Curry and Jon Meacham to talk religion and politics
    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. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt University Coffee Equity Lab launches Coffee Equity Design Challenge
    Vanderbilt’s Coffee Equity Lab has launched the Coffee Equity Design Challenge, in which students and coffee professionals will team up to co-create meaningful innovations for a more equitable and sustainable coffee industry. [ Read More ]
9.   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 ]
10.   Take Quality of Life survey, help shape student experience
    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 ]
11.   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. [ Read More ]
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