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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Important updates on fall semester and return to campus for undergraduates
    Vanderbilt has finalized many new important actions for the fall semester to prepare our campus and to protect the health and safety of our community as much as possible, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to undergraduate students. [ Read More ]
2.   Complete COVID-19 Return to Campus Acknowledgement by Aug. 7
    All undergraduate students must complete the COVID-19 Return to Campus Acknowledgment for Undergraduate Students by Friday, Aug. 7. [ Read More ]
3.   Information for undergrads spending time abroad this summer, including required form
    Per CDC guidance and Vanderbilt policy, any student reporting to campus for the fall semester from abroad or following international travel—whether they plan to live on or off campus—must self-quarantine for 14 days before coming to campus. All students arriving from abroad are asked to complete the International Pre-arrival Form on Anchorlink. [ Read More ]
4.   Watch: VU, VUMC experts discuss medical aspects of COVID-19 for students and families
    Vanderbilt’s world-class medical and public health experts—who are on the front lines of treating the COVID-19 pandemic and searching for a cure—addressed the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, and the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing in a virtual town hall on July 18. [ Watch Now ]
5.   Story Photo Learn about life and work of John Lewis in two titles from Vanderbilt University Press
    The late Civil Rights icon John Lewis is featured in two recent publications available from Vanderbilt University Press commemorating the Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt Career Center launches ‘Picture Your Career,’ a visual thinking workbook
    The Vanderbilt Career Center has launched “Picture Your Career,” a free workbook available for download. The workbook features visual thinking techniques to help users discover their strengths, develop their vision, design a path forward and deliver their talent. [ Read More ]
7.   Ask an Expert: How can new grads think about employment in an uncertain economy?
    David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation and Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry, discusses ways new graduates may think about starting their careers amid the uncertain economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Watch Now ]
8.   Onboard personal smart devices before returning to campus following wireless network security update
    VUIT updated the vuNet and eduroam campus wireless networks in early July. All VU-managed devices will automatically connect to the newly updated networks. Personal smart devices, such as smart phones and tablets or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices, will need to be onboarded to the networks by the user. [ Read More ]
9.   Gauge, VUPD’s first K-9 officer, has died
    Gauge, the first recruit and longest-serving officer in Vanderbilt University Police Department’s K-9 program, died July 20. He was 14 and a half. [ Read More ]
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