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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt Law School announces $10M gift from private-equity entrepreneur Justin Ishbia
    Alumnus and Vanderbilt University Board of Trust member Justin Ishbia, JD’04, has donated $10 million to Vanderbilt Law School to support key strategic priorities within the school and to strengthen its position as one of the nation’s premier institutions for legal scholarship. [ Read More ]
2.   Bell named faculty director of undergraduate data science minor
    Charreau Bell, a senior data scientist at the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and research assistant professor of computer science, has been named the faculty director of the undergraduate data science minor. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt Family Weekend celebrates Commodore community
    More than 3,000 parents, siblings, grandparents, students and others celebrated Family Weekend Oct. 1–3, as Vanderbilt University welcomed families to campus for three days of special events. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Men’s golf is teeing up data to drive results
    With the help of Eugene Vorobeychik, adjoint associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, the Vanderbilt men’s golf team is applying computational game theory to find success during match play. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt chapter adviser, student leaders win 2021 ASCE awards
    Professor Lori Troxel has received the 2021 American Society of Civil Engineers’ Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award. Lexi Revis, BE’21, received a 2021 ASCE Student Leadership Award, and senior Michael Roman is a second-place winner of the 2021 national Daniel W. Mead Student Contest. [ Read More ]
6.   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 ]
7.   Author Sasha Issenberg to discuss tumultuous legal fight for same-sex marriage in America Oct. 11
    Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 11 for a special on-campus event discussing the policy and political battles that led to legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. Issenberg is the author of “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage.” [ Read More ]
8.   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 ]
9.   Celebrate LGBTQI History Month with events throughout October
    LGBTQI History Month—a time to come together, reflect, celebrate and educate—will be observed at Vanderbilt throughout October. Events are sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life in partnership with others on campus. [ Read More ]
10.   Lot 6A entrance closing Oct. 9 for continued work on Owen School project
    To ensure the safety of the Vanderbilt and surrounding community, the entrance to parking lot 6A at the Grand Ave./ 21st Ave. entrance will close beginning Saturday, Oct. 9, to continue work on the renovation and addition project at the Owen Graduate School of Management.  [ Read More ]
11.   Volunteer with Tutor Nashville, make a difference in a student’s life
    Tutor Nashville, Vanderbilt’s partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools’ high-impact tutoring program, is seeking volunteer tutors to make a difference in a student’s life. The deadline to apply is Oct. 12. [ Read More ]
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