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  Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021  
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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 fall 2021 semester.
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Storytelling initiatives help promote civil discourse across campus
Vanderbilt has launched multiple avenues to practice and teach civil discourse, with the goal of preparing students to have difficult but constructive conversations in an increasingly polarized time.
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Nominate outstanding faculty for annual teaching awards
Undergraduate students are invited to nominate faculty members for two university awards recognizing excellence in teaching: the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching.
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Vanderbilt offers reminders about COVID-19 safety during the holidays
The Thanksgiving and winter holidays are traditionally a time of gathering with family and friends. As with all aspects of life in a pandemic, however, best safety practices require us to adjust our expectations and behaviors.
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Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is today
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.
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Learn about the science of longevity with Vanderbilt experts in virtual event
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly Lab-to-Table Conversation will bring together research experts on Tuesday, Nov. 30, for a virtual discussion about our current understanding of the biology of longevity.
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‘Native Americans in Sports’ panel discussion set for Friday
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.
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Celebrate International Education Week through Nov. 19
International Education Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, will be observed at Vanderbilt Nov. 15–19 with a series of campus events.
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Nov. 19–20
This quarterly update is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov. 19, at 9 p.m. and end on Saturday, Nov. 20. Please plan ahead for this period when the system will be unavailable.
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Drone survey project mapping campus utilities scheduled for Nov. 20–24
As part of a project to survey Vanderbilt University’s utilities, drone flights are scheduled Nov. 20–24 throughout campus. The flights are expected to occur daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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.
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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. 
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Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are open
Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are ongoing. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Backing up your data
Data loss can happen to anyone due to technical system disruption, malicious attack, physical damage, theft or unintentional user error. With all the ways we can lose our data, it has never been more important to securely back it up.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closures for Thanksgiving, winter holidays

Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs

Archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience


Take Note

VUPS offers residential, holiday safety reminders for Vanderbilt community

Security Notice: Safety reminders and tips

VKC Lecture: ‘Digital Equity in Autism Screening and Assessment’ Nov. 18

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

Evolutionary Studies Initiative offers travel and pilot grants

Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename design lab in professor’s honor


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