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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Wente: Growing side by side with Nashville
    Vanderbilt’s growth is intertwined with Nashville’s, and the successes and challenges of both are shaped and reflected by the other, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest “Open Mind” column. [ Read More ]
2.   Two Vanderbilt students ‘move mountains’ bringing education to war-torn Sudan
    Peabody College students Ryan and Jazira Boyette have a goal of improving the lives of Sudan’s Nuba people through the power of education. [ Read More ]
3.   Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows
    Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships, and one of them has been named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the United States. [ Read More ]
4.   University monitoring coronavirus outbreak
    Vanderbilt University officials are actively monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. At this time, there are no reports of coronavirus cases on the Vanderbilt campus, and there are no confirmed cases in Tennessee. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo From our Social ‘Dores
    Our Social ‘Dores have been busy this semester attending sports events, exploring Vanderbilt’s food options, and enjoying the few sunny days we’ve had on campus. [ Read More ]
6.   Black History Month at VU kicks off Monday
    Vanderbilt’s annual celebration of Black History Month will kick off Monday, Feb. 3, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center with the first of many events planned throughout February. The month will include film screenings, lectures, celebratory programs and more. [ Read More ]
7.   CLAS to host 4th annual Haiti Week Feb. 3–6
    Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host the fourth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 3–6. [ Read More ]
8.   Financial planning seminars for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars Feb. 3-4
    Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return? Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, author of “Personal Finance for Ph.D.s,” is returning to campus Feb. 3 and 4 to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. [ Read More ]
9.   Learn about latest construction progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter
    Read about recent milestones, upcoming construction work and major installation projects in the January 2020 edition of the Peabody Neighborhood e-newsletter. [ Read More ]
10.   Last day for survey to help understand menstruation on campus; enter to win prizes
    To better understand the campus climate surrounding menstruation, Vanderbilt students are invited to participate in an online survey from Monday, Jan. 27 to Friday, Jan. 31. Those who take the survey will be entered to win skybox tickets to an upcoming women’s basketball game and more. [ Read More ]
11.   Voter registration deadline for Tennessee primary is Monday
    The deadline to submit a registration form to vote in the 2020 presidential primary is Feb. 3. Vanderbilt University strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to register to vote and participate in the democratic process. [ Read More ]
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