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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Messages from Vanderbilt leaders about racial injustice in our society
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell, and Vice Provost for Academic Advancement and Executive Director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence William H. Robinson share messages and reflections with the Vanderbilt community in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities. [ Read More ]
2.   Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. [ Read More ]
3.   Transition to Vanderbilt Phase 2 of Return to Campus Plan begins June 8
    Vanderbilt University will begin transitioning to Phase 2 of its  Return to Campus Plan on Monday, June 8. The major change that will occur during Vanderbilt’s Phase 2 includes on-campus research ramp up to no more than 50 percent capacity.   [ Read More ]
4.   Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversations June 17, 23
    Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Markel named SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year
    Former football student-athlete Cody Markel has been named the 2020 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year. Markel earned national recognition last year after creating Turner’s Heroes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of  Vanderbilt classmate and fellow tight end Turner Cockrell. [ Read More ]
6.   NEH grant expands the humanities for Vanderbilt’s aspiring scientists
    Helping Vanderbilt’s budding scientists develop the best tools to communicate their discoveries to diverse audiences is the focus of National Endowment for the Humanities funding awarded to the College of Arts and Science. [ Read More ]
7.   Data Science Institute welcomes 18 undergraduate fellows for virtual summer research
    The DSI Summer Research Program engages students who are interested in carrying out data science-related research with a Vanderbilt faculty member and integrates them into the institute’s community of data science scholars. [ Read More ]
8.   Office of LGBTQI Life to offer P.R.I.D.E. training June 11 via Zoom
    The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will offer its Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training program on Thursday, June 11, via Zoom. The program is open to all Vanderbilt staff, students, faculty and postdoctoral scholars. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Athletics to host virtual 5K; proceeds benefit Feed Our Heroes
    Commodore fans are invited to participate in a virtual 5K event from June 5 to 8, the proceeds of which will benefit Feed Our Heroes, an organization that delivers end-of-shift meals to local health care workers fighting COVID-19. [ Read More ]
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