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  Monday, Nov. 23, 2020  
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A Thanksgiving message from Chancellor Diermeier
This year brings a uniquely important moment to celebrate the tradition of giving thanks, says Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Student Care Network providers offer ‘guide to gratitude’ over holidays, winter break
Because many families may not be together for the upcoming holiday season and winter break, members of the Student Care Network are sharing suggestions to encourage a gratitude mindset as a means to improving well-being and developing perspective.     
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Business professor ‘doubles down’ to help students thrive in quarantine
When the COVID-19 pandemic split his class among those who are able to attend in person and many who are quarantined around the world, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management finance professor Jesse Blocher was determined to make learning equitable, even for those in disparate time zones.
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Vanderbilt Soccer wins SEC championship
Vanderbilt beat Arkansas 3-1 on Sunday in the SEC Tournament championship, giving the program its first league tournament title since 1994.
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Barsky launches state-of-the-art digital journal on art and border crossings
Multidisciplinary researcher Robert Barsky has added a new approach to his studies on migration with the launch of “Contours Collaborations.” The digital journal is sharing stories about borders and border crossings through the lens of art.
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Call for applications: Undergraduate student summer immersion funding
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites undergraduate students to apply for funding to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences during the summer of 2021.
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Data Science Institute Summer Research Program information session set for Dec. 3
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The program will hold an information session for interested students on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. CT via Zoom.


Take Note

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Zhiliang Pan–thermal transport in nanowires with unique structures

Master of Public Health program information sessions set for Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’ Dec. 2

Vanderbilt Blair’s Molly Barth presents ‘Ineffable’ online Dec. 4

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Inaugural conference on race justice to feature internationally known scholars


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: ‘It’s scary’: Family members returning home bring higher COVID risk for Thanksgiving gatherings
Craig Smith, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Tennessean: 5 things to know about Aaron Nesmith, the No. 14 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft by Boston
Vanderbilt men’s basketball student-athletes Aaron Nesmith and Saben Lee were drafted by the NBA.
The Wall Street Journal: Chinese COVID vaccine gives scientists pause over antibody levels in early trials
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
NPR: Dolly Parton donations helped in developing coronavirus vaccine
Dolly Parton’s $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for coronavirus research, made in honor of Naji Abumrad, professor of surgery, is highlighted.
Politico: What Trump showed us about America
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, contributed to an article about what Trump’s presidency can teach us about ourselves and the country.
Vanderbilt Hustler: Debrief with Diermeier: Destination Vanderbilt, community in the face of COVID-19, football and more
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is interviewed about the fall 2020 semester and his vision for the university’s future.
The Wall Street Journal: Is your brain goofing off?
Jon Kaas, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in Social and Natural Sciences, is quoted.
NBC News: ‘We cannot rest’: Despite promising COVID-19 vaccine results, trials must continue
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
USA Today: As COVID surges, Americans remain divided on the threat. What will it take to bring them together?
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
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