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  Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020  
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Vanderbilt will allow limited student attendance for first home game
Senior undergraduate students are being given first priority to attend the Oct. 3 game, followed by juniors, sophomores and first-year students, until the limited number of tickets available has been distributed. Students will be contacted directly via email with details about how to get their tickets.
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2020 Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 6; award nominations sought
Save the date for the 19th Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture to be held at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The keynote speaker will be Selwyn M. Vickers, senior vice president for medicine and dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama–Birmingham.
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VandyHacks VII set for Oct. 2–4
VandyHacks VII: Retro Edition is planned for Oct. 2–4. The annual student-driven hackathon will be held online this year.
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Undergraduate Research Fair to be held virtually Oct. 8; register in advance
The seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The virtual event will feature poster presentations of student research projects representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
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Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase set for Nov. 11
Registration is underway to present at the inaugural Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11. The showcase is open to all undergraduate students across the university who wish to showcase creative works they have completed during their time at Vanderbilt.
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersecurity and provide education on strategies to keep your information protected. Throughout the month of October, look for articles in MyVU from VUIT with tips for staying safe online.
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Labor economist T. Aldrich Finegan has died
Thomas Aldrich Finegan, a Vanderbilt University professor of economics, emeritus, and a meticulous empirical scholar of labor economics, has died. He was 91.
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Watch: ‘How to be a Champion’
Decades ago, famed sportswriter Grantland Rice, Vanderbilt University Class of 1901, described how to be a champion. Today, student-athletes like Vanderbilt Baseball pitcher Kumar Rocker, Class of 2022, embody the champion spirit.


Take Note

Law school panel discussion on Tennessee’s anti-protest law set for Sept. 30

One Generation Away food distribution event Oct. 3

MPH program sponsors Stata Boot Camp Oct. 9, 16, 23

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Kyle Hawkins–Bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and inside the human body

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants for fall 2020

Daily parking on campus begins; waitlist for October opens

WeGo Public Transit announces service changes for fall


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  4th annual Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp set for Oct. 23
· NOV ·
  Save the date: Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day set for Nov. 13


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Barrett’s Record: A Conservative who would push the Supreme Court to the right
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
Prevention: Is it COVID-19 or the flu? Here’s how to tell them apart, according to doctors
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Five things to watch in the first Trump-Biden debate
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
NBC News: America’s racial reckoning is putting a spotlight on Black mental health
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Forbes: As the far-right group ‘Proud Boys’ rallies in Portland—is this what November will look like?
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
CNN: Post-COVID clinics get jump-start from patients with lingering illness
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
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