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  Monday, Sept. 20, 2021  
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What you need to know: Why VU is conducting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing
Pam Jones, associate vice chancellor for health and wellness and co-commander of the university’s Public Health Central Command Center, discusses asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, the goal of which is to detect and forecast possible infection trends and provide early warning signs of outbreak.
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First-year game nights welcome students to VU, introduce immersion requirement
The Office of Immersion Resources invites first-year students to Game Night in the Commons Center Multipurpose Room on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, a Virtual Game Night will be offered from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. Both events will give students an early introduction to Immersion Vanderbilt, including details about the timeline and when to get started.
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Kirkland Hall renovation to enhance accessibility, upgrade infrastructure
Kirkland Hall, central to Vanderbilt’s history and widely recognized as the university’s signature building, will undergo a significant renovation that is reflective of the institution’s purpose and commitment to excellence.
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Annual report on security and fire safety available Sept. 24
Vanderbilt University publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2021 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will be available by Sept. 24.
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Portion of sidewalk near Eskind Library, VUMC Adult Hospital closed
To expand an MRI mechanical room at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Adult Hospital, a portion of the walkway near Eskind Library and the Adult Hospital will be temporarily closed starting Saturday, Sept. 18.
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The science and law behind medical marijuana, CBD and Delta 8: Sept. 23 at noon
The School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly Lab-to-Table Conversation will discuss the science of marijuana and the current legal context for its use on Thursday, Sept. 23, beginning at noon CT.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will recognize the month with a series of programs and events.
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Registration open for inaugural Undergraduate Civic and Professional Showcase
Students who wish to present about the civic and professional experiences they have completed while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to register for the inaugural Undergraduate Civic and Professional Showcase. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Student Life Center.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt launches COVID-19 sentinel testing program

Vanderbilt COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund supports university community

Vanderbilt Health seeking letters of support for its workforce

COVID health and safety protocols: Important reminders

Student Health Center to expand symptomatic COVID-19 testing to Saturdays, other symptomatic testing options for campus community

Tents return to campus lawns for outdoor gatherings

Travel awareness regarding E.U. entry restrictions

Flulapalooza postponed—but you can still get your flu shot

COVID-19 vaccinations available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC


Take Note

‘Forbes’ selects Vanderbilt University as one of Tennessee’s best employers

ISSS and OPA to host health insurance workshop for J-1 exchange visitors Sept. 22

ISSS to host virtual workshop on hiring international students Sept. 27

Nominations sought for annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. faculty and student awards; 2021 lecture is Oct. 5

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

Learn more about research-related IT resources at upcoming sessions

Fall GIS workshop series set for September, October

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is back on Thursdays through Oct. 28


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  ‘Black Death at the Golden Gate’ author to discuss SF bubonic plague outbreak’s applications to coronavirus pandemic
· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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