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  Wednesday, Oct. 20, 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 the dashboard to inform the community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results among members of the university community for the fall 2021 semester.
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MTSU–Vanderbilt collaboration unearths African American history in Nashville’s Bass Street neighborhood
Students and professors from Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt universities are working together to uncover new archaeological details about a largely forgotten African American neighborhood that was an important part of Nashville’s post-Civil War history. The public is invited to learn more Oct. 23 at Fort Negley Park.
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Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program open Oct. 26
Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program will open on Tuesday, Oct. 26. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts.
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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.
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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.
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Bass Military Scholar Andrew Hodlin awarded John S. Beasley II Scholarship
First-year Vanderbilt Law School student Andrew Hodlin has been awarded the John S. Beasley II Scholarship as part of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program, which welcomed its third cohort of military veterans this fall.
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Rogers to direct Peabody financial aid
Samantha Rogers, assistant director of student financial aid at Vanderbilt University, has been named director of student financial aid for Vanderbilt Peabody College.
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WATCH: James Beard Foundation and Nashville Food Waste Initiative host food scrap cooking demonstration
As part of its commitment to sustainability and Zero Waste, Vanderbilt Campus Dining collaborated 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 at the E. Bronson Ingram College dining hall.
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New documentary on Nashville public schools to screen at Peabody College
“By Design: The Shaping of Nashville’s Public Schools” will screen on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in the Wyatt Center Rotunda for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, and a livestream will be made available for wider public viewing. Advance registration is required to participate.
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Interested in federal STEM policy and advocacy? Two virtual seminars offered in November
Several Vanderbilt offices will partner to host two virtual events for undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs focused on federal science, technology, engineering and mathematics policy on Nov. 1 and 8.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Best practices for managing your passwords
Passwords provide the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your computer and personal information. The stronger your password, the more protected your computer will be from hackers and malicious software.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt University teams with StoryCorps to document community’s experience during COVID-19 pandemic

Free flu shots and COVID booster shots available for Vanderbilt community  

WATCH: Town halls discussing health and safety protocols for fall

What you need to know: Why Vanderbilt is conducting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

What you need to know: Handling missed classes during COVID-19 quarantine

What you need to know: COVID-19 quarantine and isolation


Take Note

Memorial tribute scheduled on campus for Vereen Bell

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Interior Chinatown’ Nov. 10

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

Share your opinion of bike, sidewalk improvements needed in Nashville

TEDxVanderbiltUniversity speaker applications now open; event scheduled for April 10, 2022


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab hosts fall conversation series
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center presents: ‘Down Syndrome and ADHD’
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day
· NOV ·
  VKC Conversation Series: ‘Understanding How Research Works’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Trump wanted to slash the federal government. But federal agencies are doing just fine.
David Lewis, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, authored this piece.
CNN: Professional orchestras are featuring works by Black composers while paying homage to their oft-forgotten history
Douglas Shadle, associate professor of musicology, is quoted.
Fast Company: ‘A lot less inventory and a lot less choice’: The harsh reality of holiday shopping this year
Craig Philip, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Yahoo!News: Frustrated and weary over pandemic slog, more U.S. workers are striking
Josh Murray, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
District Administration: How two Nashville education leaders are teaming up to solve for equity
Marcy Singer-Gabella, professor of the practice of education, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How to find high-quality, affordable internet access this school year
Rachel Hanebutt and Catherine Gonzalez, doctoral students in the Community Research and Action Program at Vanderbilt Peabody College, co-authored this opinion piece.
The New York Times: Hey Parler, my blue city isn’t turning red
The Vanderbilt Poll is cited.
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