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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    A COVID-19 testing app and designated parking for the testing center are now available, the spring public dashboard has launched, and the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will reopen with limited hours and capacity restrictions, among other details in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   Susan R. Wente named president of Wake Forest University
    Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will become president of Wake Forest University July 1, 2021, after a pathbreaking 19-year career at Vanderbilt, where her influence and leadership were felt at every level of the institution. [ Read More ]
3.   Chancellor Daniel Diermeier appoints Provost Search Committee
    Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has appointed a Provost Search Committee to identify the university’s next chief academic officer. [ Read More ]
4.   MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ features The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy
    The co-chairs of The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Feb. 4 to discuss the university’s nonpartisan initiative that aims to elevate research and evidence-based reasoning in the national discourse. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Dining tents to include sustainability features this spring
    Recycling and food waste collection bins will be added to the dining tents on Peabody Esplanade and Alumni Lawn beginning Feb. 9. In addition, in partnership with Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility, Campus Dining will provide all undergraduate students with a set of bamboo cutlery that is reusable, 100 percent biodegradable and sustainable. [ Read More ]
6.   Provost’s Office of Inclusive Excellence launches First-Generation Students website
    The Provost’s Office of Inclusive Excellence has launched the First-Generation Students website, which includes information, resources and support services for first-generation students at Vanderbilt University. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt to celebrate Black History Month with events throughout February
    Vanderbilt’s annual celebration of Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the university’s campus, across the country and globally—will include presentations, panel discussions, play readings, yoga sessions and more, most to be held virtually. [ Read More ]
8.   Cornel West, Victor Anderson to discuss ‘Race, Faith and American Democracy’ today
    Prominent scholars Cornel West and Victor Anderson will participate in a virtual event, “Race, Faith and American Democracy: A Conversation,” on Friday, Feb. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt University’s celebration of Black History Month. [ Read More ]
9.   Sean B. Carroll, award-winning scientist, author, educator and film producer, to deliver 2021 Darwin Day Lecture on Feb. 10
    Sean B. Carroll, a world-renowned evolutionary biologist whose discoveries have shed light on the evolution of animal diversity, will deliver the 2021 Darwin Day Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 3:10 p.m. CT. [ Read More ]
10.   Applications for Joe C. Davis Fund, which supports immersion projects, now being accepted
    The Office of Immersion Resources is currently accepting applications for the Joe C. Davis Fund to support Immersion Vanderbilt projects. Applications are open to all undergraduate students with qualifying immersive experiences. [ Read More ]
11.   Apply now to Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    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. The application deadline for summer 2021 has been extended to Feb. 12. [ Read More ]
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