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  8 things you need to know this week  
1.   Chancellor Diermeier gives update on COVID-19 vaccination efforts
    Vanderbilt University is currently not eligible to serve as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine because the university is not a health care organization. However, the situation is evolving, and the university remains in close communication with public health agencies and Vanderbilt University Medical Center regarding vaccination efforts, said Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt condemns violent assault on U.S. Capitol and our democracy
    Read Vanderbilt University’s statement from Wednesday, Jan. 6, regarding the attacks on the United States Capitol and American democracy. [ Read More ]
3.   Story Photo Virtual programming to help undergraduates prepare for spring semester begins this week
    Vanderbilt’s residential colleges and experiential learning offices are offering virtual programming and events for students in advance of the start of the spring semester. [ Read More ]
4.   Team works around the clock to bolster Vanderbilt safety during COVID-19 pandemic
    They’ve worked together for months to keep a bustling urban campus with thousands of members open and running in the midst of a pandemic: Meet the team instrumental in leading Vanderbilt’s ambitious and successful Return to Campus Plan. [ Read More ]
5.   Travel Health and Safety Series presented throughout January
    The Global Safety and Vanderbilt Travel teams will offer a series of sessions in January to help prepare for the spring semester’s return to campus. The sessions will discuss major changes in the travel landscape since November, new airline health and safety protocols, changes at Nashville International Airport, campus resources to assist in travel planning and more. [ Read More ]
6.   Student Care Network announces results of Headspace meditation challenge
    Vanderbilt University conducted its inaugural Headspace meditation and mindfulness challenge this October open to all undergraduate and graduate students. The joint effort by students spanning many university departments greatly exceeded its goal. [ Read More ]
7.   Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture to discuss Americans at odds with their own health needs
    Why do some Americans put their health at risk in allegiance to a political policy, issue or leader? What can health care practitioners do for these patients? Medicine, health and society and sociology professor Jonathan Metzl will address these questions in the first Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture of 2021 on Monday, Jan. 11. [ Read More ]
8.   Noted science journalist Angela Saini to discuss her book ‘Superior: The Return of Race Science’ on Jan. 13
    The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative will host award-winning British science journalist and author Angela Saini for a virtual discussion of her best-selling book, “Superior: The Return of Race Science,” on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 3:10 p.m. CT.  [ Read More ]
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