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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to students who meet eligibility requirements
    Vanderbilt students who are eligible for boosters can receive them from the Student Health Center. Visit the center's website to complete the online COVID-19 vaccine scheduling form. [ Read More ]
2.   Author, columnist Margaret Renkl to lead panel discussion on how Nashville, the South are changing
    Author and “New York Times” columnist Margaret Renkl will join Vanderbilt University Press authors Rachel Martin and Steve Haruch to discuss the evolving nature of Nashville and the American South through culture, food, race relations and politics in a special panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 9. [ Read More ]
3.   Buchanan Fellow explores disease and isolation in new pop-up exhibit at Central Library
    A new student exhibit at Central Library explores the connection between disease and isolation while drawing parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic. Junior Lia Okenkova’s “Depictions of Leprosy: Isolation for the Ages” features art and literature from the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and Central Library as well as original poetry. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo 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 plant the forests of the future. [ Read More ]
5.   Registration open for fall 2021 Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase
    Registration for presenters for the fall 2021 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase is open through Nov. 4. 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 ]
6.   Applications for 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program now open
    Applications for the 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program are open. VUSRP provides a unique opportunity to develop valuable skills by working closely with a faculty member on joint research efforts. [ Read More ]
7.   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. [ Read More ]
8.   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. [ Read More ]
9.   OneGenAway, Vanderbilt seek volunteers for neighborhood healthy food drive Nov. 6
    Vanderbilt University and the nonprofit OneGenAway are seeking volunteers to lend a hand at a community food drive on Saturday, Nov. 6, that will distribute healthy food to university neighbors. [ Read More ]
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