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  8 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt extends ATI partnership on education access, affordability
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has reaffirmed Vanderbilt’s commitment to improving access to higher education in partnership with the American Talent Initiative, an alliance that aims to enroll, support and graduate 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by 2025. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt to take part in citywide commemoration for Rep. John Lewis
    Vanderbilt University will join with many community partners to pay tribute to the life and Nashville legacy of Rep. John Lewis on July 16 and 17 with the formal dedication of Rep. John Lewis Way and a public celebration at Ryman Auditorium. [ Read More ]
3.   Story Photo Vanderbilt launches phase one of FutureVU Digital, university’s reimagined web presence
    Phase one of FutureVU Digital, which includes a new homepage and associated top-level pages, as well as an updated news and storytelling site, launched on the evening of July 12. [ Read More ]
4.   Commodore duo selected in top 10 of MLB draft
    Vanderbilt student-athletes Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker, both pitchers for the Commodore baseball team, were selected on night one of the 2021 MLB draft Sunday evening. Leiter went second overall to the Texas Rangers, and Rocker was picked 10th by the New York Mets. [ Read More ]
5.   Graduate and professional students: Apply for expanded daily parking program; annual parking permits available in August
    Vanderbilt will offer an expanded daily parking program for approximately 1,600 faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students this fall, and Parking Services will continue to offer annual parking permits for the 2021–22 academic year. [ Read More ]
6.   Nobel laureate Doudna set for next Discovery Lecture
    Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2020 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, will deliver the next web-based Discovery Lecture on Thursday, July 22. Doudna is recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the co-development of the revolutionary genome editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9. [ Read More ]
7.   Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ Aug. 4
    Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet online Wednesday, Aug. 4, to discuss “When Breath Becomes Air,” a memoir that offers readers an intimate look at the profound moments that shaped a young doctor’s life before and after his cancer diagnosis. The virtual gathering will take place from noon to 1 p.m. CT. [ Read More ]
8.   Microbiome Venture Fund seeking proposals
    Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students can now apply for the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Venture Fund, which supports microbiome scholarship spanning research, education, outreach, art, ethics, law and policy development, among others. [ Read More ]
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