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Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   David Williams II, trailblazer and former vice chancellor and athletics director, has died
    Services for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt, are scheduled for 1:15 p.m. today, Feb. 15, at The Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. [ Read More ]
2.   Angie Thomas, best-selling author of ‘The Hate U Give,’ discusses art as activism
    Thomas’ talk on Wednesday spanned several topics, including art as a medium for activism and the events and experiences that prompted her to write her debut novel. The event was sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. [ Read More ]
3.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week our favorite #vandygram goes out to @themomalisa_. We try to offer a diverse selection of events to the VU community, and she shared this special moment with best-selling author Angie Thomas from Wednesday evening. [ Read More ]
4.   Data Science Institute seeking undergraduate summer research fellows
    The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member. [ Read More ]
5.   VU Theatre performs the Bard’s romantic comedy ‘Twelfth Night’
    Vanderbilt University Theatre opens “Twelfth Night,” a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and loss, gender roles, double identities and more, tonight at Neely Auditorium. [ Read More ]
6.   ‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’ Feb. 21
    Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University of Ohio, will present an interactive program exploring how black women musicians have used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wond’ry. [ Read More ]
7.   YouTube’s ‘The Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach Feb. 28
    Dianna Cowern, from YouTube’s “The Physics Girl,” will be featured at a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Stevenson Center. Cowern will discuss using videos to share science and enrich the learning experience. [ Read More ]
8.   Applications open for Vanderbilt Student Leadership Award
    The Vanderbilt Student Leadership Award encourages rising sophomores through rising seniors who hold a job to pursue student leadership with less concern about the financial burdens that may come with pursuing these positions. The deadline to apply for this cycle is Monday, Feb. 18. [ Read More ]
9.   Student counselors needed for Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute
    The Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is an inclusive higher education preparatory experience for rising high school juniors (17+ years old), seniors and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. [ Read More ]
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