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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Marnett stepping down as dean of Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences
    Lawrence J. Marnett, who has served as dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine Basic Sciences since its creation in 2016 and has led its dramatic ascension as one of the nation’s top biomedical research and doctoral programs, will step down as dean effective June 30, 2022. [ Read More ]
2.   Provost Cybele Raver: An anchoring leader and scholar
    As Vanderbilt’s Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver marks her first 100 days at the university, colleagues reflect on her principles and values as a leader and scholar. [ Watch Video ]
3.   Vanderbilt University teams with StoryCorps to document community’s experience during COVID-19 pandemic
    Vanderbilt University and StoryCorps are teaming up to capture the diverse stories and experiences of the VU community during the COVID-19 pandemic. A limited number of spaces are available to participate in the recordings, which will take place on campus Nov. 1–4. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo K.C. Potter Center honors legacy of LGBTQI support at Vanderbilt; learn about available resources
    October is LGBTQI History Month, a time when the Vanderbilt community comes together to celebrate the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements, through programming and events. Central to these activities is the K.C. Potter Center, a hub for outreach and support for the LGBTQI community and allies on campus. [ Read More ]
5.   Author Sasha Issenberg discusses 25-year battle for same-sex marriage in U.S. during Vanderbilt visit
    The contentious policy and political battles that led to legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States were highlighted in an in-person and virtual talk by journalist and author Sasha Issenberg at Sarratt Cinema on Oct. 11, marking the 33rd anniversary of National Coming Out Day.   [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt to host Oct. 15 cooking demonstration to shed light on food waste
    Vanderbilt University Campus Dining is collaborating with the James Beard Foundation, the Nashville Food Waste Initiative and the Mayor’s Food Saver Challenge to host the “Waste-Not” cooking demonstration Oct. 15. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts immigration panel Oct. 19
    “Immigration and Inclusion: Who Decides Who Belongs in America,” a panel of Vanderbilt history and legal scholars and political scientists, will discuss the evolving definition of “citizen” throughout the course of American history and the shift toward inclusiveness. The virtual event will be broadcast on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at noon CT. [ Read More ]
8.   Applications for Nichols Humanitarian Fund open Oct. 22
    The Nichols Humanitarian Fund, which provides financial support for Vanderbilt students who wish to pursue humanitarian work, will begin accepting applications for 2022 on Oct. 22. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30, 2021. [ Read More ]
9.   Registration open for fall 2021 Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase
    Registration for presenters for the fall 2021 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is now open. The event will be held in person on Wednesday, Nov. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month
    While Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month is officially celebrated in May, Vanderbilt’s celebration takes place annually during the fall semester from October to early November. APIDA is a celebration honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi Americans. [ Read More ]
11.   Tutoring Services offers new weekly group sessions, drop-in hours at Commons Center’s Fireside Lounge
    Tutoring Services now offers one-on-one tutoring as well as group sessions both online and in person at the Curb Center building. In addition, starting this fall students can tap into Tutoring Services’ community of support at a new location on campus, the Commons Center’s Fireside Lounge. [ Read More ]
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