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  Wednesday, March 23, 2022  
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Vanderbilt University launches refreshed visual identity
Vanderbilt University has launched a refreshed visual identity designed to reflect the university’s forward momentum and to build pride and visibility across the institution, including its athletics program.
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Get inside look March 28 at making of Vanderbilt’s new visual identity
Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing Steve Ertel and Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee will share a behind-the-scenes look at how Vanderbilt University’s new visual identity was developed in a virtual event on Monday, March 28, at 4 p.m. CT.
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Vanderbilt announces updates to Freedom of Expression policy in Student Handbook
Vanderbilt has updated its Freedom of Expression policy—a vital part of the university’s commitment to open discourse, discovery and learning—to strengthen civil and respectful discussion and debate of challenging ideas and beliefs among the campus community. The revised policy and guidelines also clarify the university’s policy on various forms of free expression such as demonstrations, dissents and protests.
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Annual survey of undergraduate seniors open now through May 9 
The annual VU Senior Survey provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to evaluate Vanderbilt in detail, evaluate their experience in their own major and report on their plans for the future.
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Graduate student receives prestigious 2022 Harold M. Weintraub Award
Jacob Steenwyk, a sixth-year doctoral student studying biology in The Rokas Lab, is a recipient of the 2022 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award presented by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is the second Vanderbilt student ever to receive this honor.
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Mentor network at the Wond’ry gives direction to entrepreneurial dreams
Meet three Vanderbilt community members and entrepreneurs who are thriving with help from the mentor network at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center.
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Data Science Institute builds AI technologies to support book project about the Black experience at Vanderbilt
Partnering with the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute, Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Director Rosevelt Noble is leveraging custom artificial intelligence techniques to identify common themes and topics for his book, “Lost in the Ivy,” about the experience of African Americans at Vanderbilt.
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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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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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Vanderbilt, Nashville to participate in Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change
Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, to raise awareness about climate change.
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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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Free screening of documentary ‘In a Different Key’ is March 31
Vanderbilt will host an exclusive pre-release screening of the documentary “In A Different Key” on Thursday, March 31. The film is the story of a mother who tracks down the first person ever diagnosed with autism, now an elderly man in rural Mississippi, to learn if his life story holds promise for her own autistic son.
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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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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the university community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results for the spring 2022 semester.


COVID-19 Updates

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

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Campus Dining returns to reusable cups, plates, utensils

Donate gently used professional clothing to Graduate School Career Closet

‘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

Inaugural ECE Day is April 4

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4


Coming Up

· 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
· MAR ·
  ‘From Broadway to the White House—Who’s Hiring Humanities Grads?’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Labor foe Schultz returns as Starbucks union effort grows
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Guardian: Michigan governor kidnap case: Hardened terrorists or FBI dupes?
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
Inverse: The controversial search for genius in the remains of Einstein’s brain
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: Diversity officers gather to advance equity and anti-racism strategies
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is mentioned.
Politico: The South’s health care system is crumbling under COVID-19. Enter Tennessee.
Stephan Russ, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Vaccines remained highly effective at preventing serious illness and death during omicron surge, CDC report says
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian: My sleepy brain loves the sound of permanent daylight savings. But do scientists agree?
Beth Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development and professor of neurology, is quoted.
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