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Immersion Vanderbilt

Libraries’ Buchanan Fellows adapt with new skills during pandemic

Aug. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt’s spring 2020 class of Buchanan Library Fellows, who signed on for immersive research experiences, embraced skills they had not expected to use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtual opportunities, current events focus of Immersion Vanderbilt fall programming

Jul. 29, 2020—The Office of Immersion Resources announces Immersion: 2020, a series of fall programs designed to explore student options for virtual and in-person Immersion Vanderbilt projects this academic year.

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Immersion advising hours for students extended; drop-in hours available

Jul. 27, 2020—The Office of Immersion Resources is extending its hours for virtual advising appointments in response to the challenges created by COVID-19 and to accommodate students in different time zones.

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Campus Connection Program to enhance undergraduate experience

Apr. 27, 2020—The new Campus Connection Program will offer undergraduate students personalized support and guidance in navigating experiential learning and campus services related to their collegiate experience.

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Deadline for Immersion plan proposals extended to Sept. 7; online resources available

Mar. 30, 2020—Students whose Immersion Vanderbilt plan proposals were due on April 1 now have until Sept. 7, 2020, to submit a proposal, and students whose proposals are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak will have until Sept. 7 to update their proposals.

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Playlist Politics: Students create ways to engage apathetic, angry voters

Mar. 2, 2020—Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.

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Vanderbilt, American Talent Initiative mark progress in expanding higher-education access

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s efforts to improve access to higher education through its alliance with the American Talent Initiative is showing dividends as the initiative reports that it is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by the year 2025. An annual progress update was released by ATI on Feb. 19.

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Immersion plan proposals due April 1

Feb. 18, 2020—The April 1 deadline to submit Immersion plan proposals is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2018. Students in all phases of Immersion project planning will find helpful resources at the “Spring Into Immersion” events hosted throughout the month of March.

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The Open Door: Immersion Vanderbilt reaches a new milestone

Feb. 17, 2020—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty, discusses the importance of discovery as an integral part of Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Explorations in Research networking event set for Jan. 29

Jan. 7, 2020—The Office of Immersion Resources and the Scientific Immersion and Mentorship student organization have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.

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2020 VUSRP applications now open

Dec. 4, 2019—Applications are now open for the summer 2020 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000–$6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a Vanderbilt faculty member. Students can use their VUSRP experience to satisfy Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs

Nov. 18, 2019—Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions that would make life a little easier for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon.

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