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  12 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt University signs on to U.N.-backed Race to Zero campaign
    Vanderbilt University, which already has taken significant steps in its commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, has joined the Race to Zero—Universities and Colleges coalition. At the same time, Assistant Professor Leah Dundon and 14 students are participating in international climate change negotiations. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt Athletics unveils renderings; projects to transform student-athlete and fan experience
    Representing the next step in the Vandy United campaign, Vanderbilt University today unveiled artists’ renderings for multiple cornerstone projects and provided further details and timelines for an effort that will redefine the future of Vanderbilt Athletics. [ Read More ]
3.   NSF grants support Vanderbilt in high-tech archaeology information revolution
    Vanderbilt archaeologist and historical anthropologist Steve Wernke and postdoctoral fellow Giles Morrow are exploring the remains of a 16th-century church high in the Andes Mountains of Peru, all while giving Vanderbilt students a front-row seat to the research using virtual reality, artificial intelligence and geospatial technologies. [ Read More ]
4.   WATCH: Author and ‘New York Times’ columnist Margaret Renkl, fellow writers discuss changes in Nashville and the South
    Author and “New York Times” columnist Margaret Renkl joined Vanderbilt University Press authors Rachel Martin and Steve Haruch and former Nashville mayor and Vanderbilt adjunct professor Bill Purcell on Nov. 9 to discuss the evolution of Nashville and the American South. [ Read More ]
5.   Eight resources for academic well-being
    Academic wellness is a key part of the Vanderbilt student journey. The Student Care Network recommends a number of available resources to help students navigate their academic life.    [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Dinner series helps students learn what it means to thrive at VU
    Opportunities for deep discussion of what it means to grow and flourish at Vanderbilt are the focus of the Thrive Dinner Series, part of the larger Sophomore Experience program focused on transfer students and the Class of 2024. [ Read More ]
7.   Wond’ry launches first Coffee Equity Design Challenge, applications now open
    Students interested in systems thinking approaches to global challenges may apply to participate in the Coffee Equity Design Challenge before Nov. 19. [ Read More ]
8.   Initiative for Race Research and Justice seeks applicants for Graduate and Professional Student Board
    The Initiative for Race Research and Justice is seeking Vanderbilt graduate and professional students to join its inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Board. The board will commence spring 2022 for a one-year term.  [ Read More ]
9.   ‘Lovelaces’ and ‘Wingman Telegram,’ two pandemic-themed plays, to premier at Neely Auditorium
    Vanderbilt University Theatre will premiere “Lovelaces” and “Wingman Telegram”—two pandemic-themed plays written by Vanderbilt students—at Neely Auditorium Nov. 12–14. [ Read More ]
10.   ‘Mass’ film screening and panel discussion at Belcourt Nov. 13; free tickets available
    Vanderbilt’s Narrative 4 team is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre to present a film screening and panel discussion about the power of storytelling, empathy and reconciliation on Saturday, Nov. 13. [ Read More ]
11.   Register to attend Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase Nov. 17
    Registration to attend the fall 2021 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is now open. The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. [ Read More ]
12.   ‘Native Americans in Sports’ panel discussion set for Nov. 19
    The Vanderbilt Sports and Society Initiative will host a panel discussion featuring five of the most compelling voices in Native American sports on Friday, Nov. 19, beginning at noon CT. [ Read More ]
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