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  14 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt will no longer require indoor masking in line with newest CDC guidance
    Vanderbilt University will no longer require masking or physical distancing indoors. The change is effective immediately and aligns the university with recent CDC guidance that classifies Davidson County in the “medium” COVID-19 community level.   [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt to participate in SEC Emerging Scholars Program
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has joined her peers at institutions within the Southeastern Conference to establish the SEC Emerging Scholars Program for doctoral and postdoctoral students. The program serves as a pathway and source of mentorship for historically underrepresented graduate students across the SEC to prepare for tenured faculty positions in higher education.  [ Read More ]
3.   WATCH: Experts discuss what’s next in the COVID-19 pandemic
    Some of Vanderbilt University’s leading experts on vaccines, infectious disease and public health came together for a special panel discussion on March 10 to talk about the future of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event, “The COVID Conundrum: What’s Next,” was hosted by the Chancellor’s Lecture Series in partnership with the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences. [ Read More ]
4.   Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice hosts panels on power of artistic activism
    The Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice will present “Artistic Activism and the Power of Collective Resistance,” a series of speakers and panels focusing on art as an act of solidarity and resistance, starting March 16 and continuing through 2023. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Portrait series honors contributions of six women pivotal to Vanderbilt
    Six women who have helped shape the university and its history are being honored as part of a new Women at Vanderbilt Portrait Project at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The portraits, commemorating women from the 19th century through today, will be unveiled at an event on March 14. [ Read More ]
6.   New photography exhibit at Divinity School documents life during COVID-19 pandemic
    The work of Nashville artists Joon Powell, Bill Steber, Dawn Majors and John Partipilo is featured in a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity School titled “Nashville: A Pandemic Observed.” Students and community members will have the opportunity to attend a gallery talk featuring the artists and Vanderbilt scholars on Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. [ Read More ]
7.   REGISTER: Author and advocate Cyntoia Brown Long, former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to discuss criminal justice reform
    For the first time since former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency to sex trafficking victim and convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown Long, the two will sit down together for an event at Vanderbilt University to discuss criminal justice reform. The discussion will be held in Langford Auditorium and via livestream on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. CT. [ Read More ]
8.   AlertVU full-scale test scheduled for March 15
    A full-scale test of the AlertVU system in scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. CT. AlertVU is used at Vanderbilt to alert all students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
9.   ‘A Beautiful Work in Progress: A Conversation with Mirna Valerio’ March 17
    Mirna Valerio, an ultrarunner and advocate for the inclusion of all people—regardless of race, gender or size—in running and fitness will give a virtual talk on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt’s Women’s History Month celebration. [ Read More ]
10.   ‘Radiolab’ creator Jad Abumrad to speak March 18 as part of CSET mini-conference
    Jad Abumrad, creator and host of the “Radiolab” public radio program and podcast, will speak at the Student Life Center on Friday, March 18, as part of the Communication of Science and Technology program’s daylong mini-conference, “Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations.” Abumrad’s talk, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in Ballroom A, as well as the mini-conference are open to Vanderbilt University faculty, students and staff. [ Read More ]
11.   Registration for Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase now open
    Presenter registration is open for the spring 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase. This event, designed for students to showcase their creative works, will be held in person on Thursday, April 7, in Alumni Hall from 3 to 6 p.m. [ Read More ]
12.   Student proposals now being accepted for spring Undergraduate Research Fair April 14
    The second annual spring Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 14. Students who have completed research while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply. [ Read More ]
13.   Vanderbilt University named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University 
    The League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike, has honored Vanderbilt University with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus.  [ Read More ]
14.   Students invited to find their focus with Headspace
    Vanderbilt students have free access to Headspace—an award-winning, research-backed digital tool for mindful living with more than 1,200 hours of themed meditations, sleep content, mindful movement exercises and focus music. [ Read More ]
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