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  12 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus Update
    Vanderbilt University will remain in Phase 2+ of the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan as the city of Nashville transitions to phase 3 of its Roadmap to Reopening Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 1. [ Read More ]
2.   Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’
    VUIT is offering tips to help avoid “Zoombombing,” when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings with the intention of disrupting the meeting or sharing unwelcome content. [ Read More ]
3.   Michael Eric Dyson, distinguished scholar of race and religion, to join Vanderbilt faculty next year
    Michael Eric Dyson, a globally renowned scholar of race, religion and contemporary culture, will join Vanderbilt as Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School on Jan. 1, 2021. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Watch: Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote
    Administrators, faculty, coaches and students are encouraging the Vanderbilt community to engage in the democratic process and exercise their right to vote in upcoming elections. The deadline to register to vote in Tennessee is Monday, Oct. 5. [ Watch Now ]
5.   New faculty Major Jackson: Community through poetry
    Major Jackson, an accomplished poet and essayist, will join the Vanderbilt faculty as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English in January 2021 after 18 years in the Department of English at the University of Vermont. [ Read More ]
6.   New faculty Shatema Threadcraft: Political bodies
    Shatema Threadcraft, whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of race and gender, will join the departments of Gender and Sexuality and Political Science in the College of Arts and Science as associate professor in January 2021. [ Read More ]
7.   Faculty head of house encourages healthy bodies and healthy minds
    When faculty head of Murray House Alyssa Hasty connects with first-year students this semester, she’s often doing so from a white painted circle on a lawn at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. [ Read More ]
8.   Public Health AmbassaDores continue work to encourage healthy behaviors during pandemic
    Public Health AmbassaDores have been assisting the Vanderbilt community since July and serve as one of the university’s main resources for educating individuals about health and safety protocols during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
9.   Football team unveils vintage-logo helmet; shop similar styles from College Vault collection
    During the Oct. 3 home football opener against LSU, the Commodore football team will wear special helmets featuring a vintage Vandy logo first worn during the 1979-82 seasons. This logo is part of the university’s College Vault merchandise collection, available at the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt bookstore and online. [ Read More ]
10.   Search committee announced to find next dean of School of Nursing
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Linda Norman, current dean and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced last week that she will step down from the position in June 2021. [ Read More ]
11.   Celebrate LGBTQI History Month
    LGBTQI History Month—a time to come together, reflect, celebrate and educate—will be observed at Vanderbilt throughout October. Events are sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life in partnership with others on campus and in the community. [ Read More ]
12.   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. [ Read More ]
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