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Rescheduled 2022 MLK Joint Day of Service set for April 2
The annual MLK Joint Day of Service brings together hundreds of student volunteers from Nashville-area colleges and universities to continue the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service. This year’s event will be on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 10 a.m. at Tennessee State University’s Gentry Center. Following the opening program, volunteers will go to different service sites. Lunch will be provided.
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Center for Student Wellbeing offers weekly well-being practices
The Center for Student Wellbeing’s weekly well-being practices offer great ways to relax or receive support around well-being and academic concerns. All services are on a drop-in basis, which means you can attend whenever is convenient for you, no registration required.
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Ride the bus for FREE with your Commodore Card
Vanderbilt provides all full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University students, faculty, staff and postdocs with free access to Nashville’s buses using their Commodore Card. Learn more about how to plan, swipe and ride.
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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.
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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.
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New Wond’ry lecture series to discuss ‘high voltage ideas’ with economist John List March 21
Stop and Wond’ry, the Wond’ry’s new lecture series, will host economist John List on Monday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. CT. List will discuss his new book, “The Voltage Effect,” and actionable, science-backed takeaways for leaders, teams and organizations in all sectors seeking to take their ideas to the next level.
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Panel discussion: ‘From Vincent Chin to #StopAAPIHate: Helen Zia and 40+ Years of Asian American Activism’
To observe the first anniversary of the shootings that targeted Asian American women in Atlanta and the 40th anniversary of the killing of Chinese American Vincent Chin by white autoworkers, Vanderbilt’s AAPI employee affinity group will host an in-person event with author and activist Helen Zia, 12:30–2 p.m. March 24.
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Initiative for Race Research and Justice to host ‘Was Whoopi Right? A Webinar Panel Discussion about Race and Jewishness’
The Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a virtual panel discussion to address actor Whoopi Goldberg’s recent comments about race, Jewishness and the Holocaust. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. CT. Registration is required. 
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Watch free screening of ‘LFG’; panel discussion is March 28
Vanderbilt will host a virtual panel discussion of the documentary film “LFG” on Monday, March 28, beginning at 5 p.m. CT. The event is part of Vanderbilt’s Women’s History Month celebration.
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Center for Effective Lawmaking hosts ‘Race and Political Representation: Inside and Outside of Congress’
March 31
Join the Center for Effective Lawmaking for a roundtable discussion touching on questions of race, representation and policymaking in the contemporary Congress. The event will be Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. CT at the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Women’s History Month in March
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events in March. Women’s History Month honors the struggles and achievements of women of all nations and cultures.
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Poetry contest to explore meaning of unity through American democracy
Vanderbilt students are invited to express how they feel about unity and democracy through a new poetry contest. The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is conducting the contest in partnership with Vanderbilt’s English department and MFA program in creative writing. The theme is “What unity through American democracy means to me.”
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I Am Vanderbilt: Midori Lockett
Midori Lockett has been involved in community service and outreach since she was a teenager. That’s one reason she finds her current role as chief community impact officer in the Division of Government and Community Relations especially meaningful.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt will no longer require indoor masking in line with newest CDC guidance

Prescription benefit now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Discussion of new book about African American lodges and cemeteries in Tennessee is March 22

‘Advocacy in Action: Grounds Gained in Grassroots Activism and the Call to Keep Advancing’ March 23

Vanderbilt Women in STEM Symposium is March 24

Flexner Deans’ Lecture to feature ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ executive producer Zoanne Clack March 28

‘Managing Money Confidently’ is March 30

Tour De Hawkins 5K set for April 2

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4


Coming Up

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  Panel discussion: ‘Modernismo à Brasileira: 100 Years Since the Semana de Arte’
· MAR ·
  VICB Seminar: University of Ottawa’s Derek Pratt
· MAR ·
  Flutist Molly Barth and violinist Inés Voglar perform
· MAR ·
  Frist–CLACX virtual panel: ‘Patria y Vida: Reflections on Art and Politics in Cuba’
· MAR ·
  Brain Blast 2022


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Hill: Biden raises stakes with allegations of Russian war crimes
Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
Rolling Stone: The Senate just voted for you to get less sleep, expert says
Beth Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development and professor of neurology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Frist Art Museum showcases beauty through life and works of Alma Thomas
The work of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Art, is mentioned.
Axios Nashville: Cyntoia Brown Long, former Gov. Bill Haslam reunite
Bill Haslam, former governor of Tennessee and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, is quoted.
HCPLive: April Kapu, DNP: The mental stress of the Ukraine war
April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, is quoted.
The Tennessean: The Nashville Ballet’s ‘Lucy Negro, Redux’ revives stories of Black and women empowerment
Caroline Randall Williams, writer in residence in medicine, health and society, is quoted.
The Conversation: How does the immune system mobilize in response to a COVID-19 infection or a vaccine? 5 essential reads
Sanjay Mishra, postdoctoral scholar, is quoted.
Smithsonian Magazine: Six important things to know about COVID vaccination in children
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Tuberculosis got to South America through … seals?
Tiffiny Tung, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Social and Natural Sciences and professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Time: As life returns to normal, there’s one major COVID-19 risk we’re ignoring
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is cited.
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