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  Monday, Oct. 25, 2021  
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Vanderbilt acorns to become forests of the future
With the cooler fall temperatures, Vanderbilt’s iconic white oaks have begun dropping their acorns. While the campus squirrels are busily storing their share, Vanderbilt has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Forestry to collect acorns to seed the forests of the future.
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Flu shots at night? What a fright!
Do you still need your flu shot and can’t find the time to make it to the Student Health Center during the day? If yes, then Boo to the Flu on Tuesday, Oct. 26, is for you.
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Headspace offers Vanderbilt students live webinar on healthy sleep hygiene  
Join Cait Ross, a Headspace engagement manager, for a 30-minute webinar on how to create the ideal environment for sleep on Monday, Oct. 25, at 5 p.m. CT.
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Blasting for residential college in West End Neighborhood to begin today
Blasting for the foundation of Residential College C in the West End Neighborhood is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 25.
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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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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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Panel to discuss ‘Pandemic America: Where the &$@! Are We Heading?’ Nov. 2
The Department of Medicine, Health and Society will host a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 2, featuring esteemed panelists discussing the future of America, post-pandemic. The event will provide insight into where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and what we can do about it.
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Annual Cuninggim Lecture: ‘Calling in the Calling-out Culture’ Nov. 3
Loretta J. Ross, visiting associate professor of the study of women and gender at Smith College, will present the annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Ross will discuss “Calling in the Calling-out Culture” beginning at 5 p.m. CT via Zoom.
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Panel to share experiences on allyship and what it means to be an ally Nov. 10
Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty and students to discuss meaningful allyship and steps one can take to be a good ally on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. CT.
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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: Phishing—be cautious of what you click
Phishing scams are a form of social engineering attack where attackers pose as a reputable source to deliver a fake email that looks and feels real. The fake email is designed to trick you into clicking a link or downloading an attachment to steal your personal information or infect your computer.


COVID-19 Updates

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

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 Oct. 30

Data Science Institute Summer Research Program info session is Nov. 9

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Sexual Trauma and Trauma-informed Care’ Nov. 10

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

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center presents: ‘Down Syndrome and ADHD’
· OCT ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab hosts fall conversation series
· 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
Reuters: Viral video, opinions challenge Georgia jury selection for Arbery case
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
NPR: While COVID still rages, anti-vaccine activists will gather for a big conference
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Is a Moderna, Pfizer or J&J COVID-19 booster shot best for you? What to know about mixing vaccines
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Reuters: U.S. CDC signs off on Moderna, J&J COVID-19 vaccine boosters, mix-and-match shots
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Pharmacy Times: How the national blood shortage may impact patient care, outcomes
Jennifer Andrews, associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
The Indianapolis Star: Indiana Sen. Scott Baldwin responds to record showing he is an Oath Keepers member
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
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