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  Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021  
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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results among members of the university community for the fall 2021 semester.
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Avoid the Flu at VU
Flu shots are now available to all students through the Vanderbilt Student Health Center. Flu shots are free for students with a Vanderbilt ID. Getting the flu vaccine is the first step in protecting yourself and others.
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Growing Forward: Signs of progress
Change takes time, but it’s happening all the time. After her most recent travels around Commodore Nation, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee reflects on how the spirit at the heart of Vandy United’s long-term vision are imbued in new basketball locker rooms that are already nearing completion. 
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New archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience
Members of the Vanderbilt community are being asked to share their stories, artifacts and memories of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a new archive project designed to chronicle this era for future generations.
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Pre-blasting survey in West End Neighborhood to begin Sept. 29
To prepare for foundational blasting at the Residential College C construction site, Layton Construction will be surveying buildings in the vicinity beginning Wednesday, Sept. 29.
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Writing Studio support now available Monday and Thursday evenings at Zeppos College
The Writing Studio is now offering writing consultations in the Great Room of Zeppos College two nights a week, and is pleased to offer three workshops as part of its fall 2021 writing workshop series open to all Vanderbilt students.
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WeGo Public Transit fall system changes take effect Oct. 3
WeGo Public Transit has adopted a service plan change for fall 2021 that will expand pre-pandemic service levels in two phases. The changes reflect transit system customer feedback and include expanded hours and improved frequency of service with more buses on select routes.
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‘Hostile Terrain 94’ creator Jason De León to give Vanderbilt lecture Sept. 29
Jason De León, creator of the “Hostile Terrain 94” exhibit and founder of the Undocumented Migration Project, will give a free lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. A public reception will precede his talk beginning at 5:15 p.m. in Sarratt Gallery.
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Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is Sept. 30
The fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. A virtual fair will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom, followed by an in-person event in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
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Vanderbilt History Seminar to examine the work of Kara Walker, ‘artist of her generation’
This semester’s inaugural Vanderbilt History Seminar will explore the work of artist Kara Walker and the memory of slavery. The Sept. 30 lecture corresponds with the Frist Art Museum’s ongoing exhibition “Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick” and the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s “Sympathetic Magic: Works of Faith, Healing and Transformation,” which includes Walker’s works.
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts bipartisan panel of congressional staffers for insider view on careers
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual event, “The Hill Staffers Who Make Congress Go Round,” on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m. CT.
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The Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab to host fall 2021 conversation series with international coffee experts
Join global coffee entrepreneurs and experts throughout October and November for discussions on the socio-economic factors contributing to the coffee industry’s growth.
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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.”
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Jason Isbell to speak on addiction and sobriety with Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Oct. 12 at noon
Four-time Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell will talk about the impact of COVID-19 on addiction and sobriety and the intersection of sobriety, addiction and music in the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ next Lab-to-Table Conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at noon CT.


COVID-19 Updates

WATCH: Town halls discussing health and safety protocols for fall

What you need to know: COVID-19 quarantine and isolation

What you need to know: Handling missed classes during COVID-19 quarantine

What you need to know: Why Vanderbilt is conducting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

Vanderbilt Health seeking letters of support for its workforce


Take Note

Get free access to ‘Financial Times’ through VU Libraries’ News Desk portal

20th Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture is Oct. 5

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Imposter Syndrome—Feeling Like a Fraud’ Oct. 5

Apply for Meharry-Vanderbilt CERC mini-grants through Oct. 29

Data Science Institute offers fall workshop series

Fall GIS workshop series set for September, October

TEDxVanderbiltUniversity speaker applications now open; event scheduled for April 10, 2022

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Register for Stata Boot Camp to be held Oct. 18, 20, 25
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: As gun violence spreads to small towns, one suburb contends with a mass shooting’s aftermath
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Politico: Some cannabis firms see ‘disaster’ in federal legislation
Robert Mikos, LaRoche Family Professor of Law, is quoted.
The Conversation: How lawyers could prevent America’s eviction crisis from getting a whole lot worse
Jennifer Prusak, associate clinical professor of law, authored this piece.
Esquire (Italy): Those raven genes have a conscience and ‘know they know,’ like humans
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
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