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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   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 ]
2.   WATCH: Billie Jean King and Candice Lee discuss progress made and challenges remaining for equality in sports
    Sports icon and champion for equality Billie Jean King joined Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, for “Game, Set, Match: A New Era of Equality in Sports” on March 1. The conversation, part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, was presented in partnership with the Nashville Public Library Foundation’s Votes for Women. [ Read More ]
3.   REGISTER: Experts to discuss what comes next in the COVID-19 pandemic
    Registration is now open for a special panel discussion about the future of COVID-19, featuring some of Vanderbilt University’s leading experts in COVID vaccines, infectious disease and public health. The virtual discussion will be on Thursday, March 10, at noon CT. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Student Care Network launches Headspace challenge
    Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are invited to complete a 10-day meditation streak in Headspace for a chance to win Vandy swag. One winner also will receive a free Headspace membership for a friend or family member. [ Read More ]
5.   WATCH: Experts discuss the keys to compromise and action on climate change
    Climate change and environmental issues can no longer be considered partisan if any real progress is going to be made, according to experts who participated in a virtual discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Feb. 22. [ Read More ]
6.   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 ]
7.   Inaugural SCSJI Empowerment Summit set for March 20
    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity invites students to attend its inaugural Empowerment Summit on Sunday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. This year’s summit, with the theme “Create, Act, Rest and Empower (C.A.R.E.),” will feature actor and activist Kendrick Sampson for a keynote address as well as several rounds of interactive sessions on the importance of community activism and holistic wellness. [ Read More ]
8.   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. [ Read More ]
9.   Undergraduate Data Science Minor social hours to be held this spring
    Join the Undergraduate Data Science Minor program for monthly social hours this spring and the opportunity to gather with other students interested in data science. Events are planned for Feb. 24, March 31 and April 8. [ Read More ]
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