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  14 things you need to know this week  
1.   Commodores Care period to end Jan. 24
    The Commodores Care period will end as scheduled at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 24. At that time, we will return to our normal operations, with enhanced safety protocols. [ Read More ]
2.   New Immersion Vanderbilt process provides increased flexibility and support for students and faculty
    In response to student and faculty feedback, the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has redesigned the forms students use to submit their plans to fulfill the Immersion Vanderbilt degree requirement. This change applies for the Class of 2024 and classes beyond. [ Read More ]
3.   WATCH: Poet Nikky Finney honors the wisdom of Black women at virtual MLK Day keynote event
    Acclaimed poet and activist Nikky Finney paid tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by honoring the generations of Black women who nurtured, educated and inspired King and countless others through what she calls the “motherload of knowledge.” Finney was the keynote speaker at Vanderbilt University’s Jan. 17 virtual commemoration. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Scenes from Vanderbilt’s first week of classes
    Many members of the Vanderbilt community returned to campus on Tuesday, Jan. 18, for the first day of spring semester classes for a number of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt receives $3M from National Science Foundation to launch cutting-edge astronomy graduate program
    Vanderbilt University researchers from the departments of physics and astronomy, math, electrical engineering, and history have received a $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Award to establish a graduate certificate program in the emerging field of multimessenger astronomy. [ Read More ]
6.   Self-powered wildfire detection plan earns CEE team national runner-up
    A team of Vanderbilt undergraduate engineering students took the second spot in a national Jump Into STEM challenge to develop holistic solutions that improve the resilience of the built environment. [ Read More ]
7.   Research in Colorado mountains takes students’ environmental immersion to new heights
    Students in the Glacial Geology class took their research to new levels of immersion, collecting soil and rock samples at an elevation of 9,000 feet in the Sawatch Mountain Range of Colorado. Their research helps show the movement of glaciers, ultimately giving clues about the impact of climate change. [ Read More ]
8.   Excellence in Podcasting Competition underway; students invited to submit by April 1
    The second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition will recognize exceptional student creations. The competition is open to current undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University. [ Read More ]
9.   Applications open for Map the System competition
    Students may now apply to participate in Map the System, the Wond’ry’s global systems thinking competition that prepares students to understand and help resolve complex social and environmental problems confronting our communities. [ Read More ]
10.   iDialogues program accepting applications through Jan. 31
    The Student Center for Social Justice and Identity’s iDialogues program is a 10-week educational series that creates an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to engage in intergroup dialogue through the lens of social group identity, power dynamics, conflict and community. [ Read More ]
11.   D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine to deliver Law School’s 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture Jan. 31
    Karl A. Racine, attorney general for the District of Columbia, will deliver Vanderbilt Law School’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture on Monday, Jan. 31, beginning at 12:30 p.m. CT via Zoom. The lecture is free, but advanced registration is required to attend. [ Read More ]
12.   Apply now for Data Science for Social Good program
    Undergraduate and graduate students may apply for Data Science for Social Good, a 10-week experience where participants work as part of a data science team on a pre-selected project for a not-for-profit organization, Vanderbilt group or government organization. [ Read More ]
13.   Last day to take Quality of Life survey; help shape student experience
    All undergraduate students are invited to participate in Vanderbilt’s annual Quality of Life Survey. The data gathered through the survey helps the university understand students’ experiences and needs. [ Read More ]
14.   Drone flyover on campus scheduled for Jan. 22
    Vanderbilt University Facilities will conduct a fixed-wing drone flyover on campus on Saturday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. [ Read More ]
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