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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   A message from Chancellor Diermeier to students: Shaping the outcome of this semester
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on the renewed sense of optimism and possibility he has for the spring semester in a message to Vanderbilt students. [ Read More ]
2.   Kick off Black History Month with virtual celebration Feb. 1
    The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is partnering with student organizations and campus leaders to celebrate the start of Black History Month on Monday, Feb. 1. [ Read More ]
3.   Return to Campus update
    As a new semester begins, Vanderbilt is sharing the most recent and relevant updates with undergraduate students to keep them informed of important changes, new offerings and other information to help ensure a successful spring. [ Read More ]
4.   A message to the Class of 2021 regarding Commencement
    In the coming weeks, Vanderbilt will announce more details about official plans for its May 2021 Commencement ceremony. The university is grateful for students’ patience as it explores scenarios that will prioritize Vanderbilt’s commitment to honoring and celebrating graduates’ accomplishments while protecting health and safety as much as possible. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt University announces launch of new data science minor in fall 2021
    Vanderbilt University has announced the addition of an undergraduate minor in data science beginning with the fall 2021 term. The new trans-institutional, interdisciplinary data science minor will be shared by all four undergraduate schools and colleges, and students will be able to begin declaring the minor this spring. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo New series of classes highlights diverse disciplines, with Vanderbilt at the core
    A series of trans-institutional courses designed through the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is using Vanderbilt’s campus as a living lab, giving students—future historians, architects, archaeologists, curators and engineers among them—unique hands-on experiences. [ Read More ]
7.   Student’s fascination with astronomy inspires first completed Immersion Vanderbilt project
    Thanks to her passion for astronomy, as well as mentoring from faculty, undergraduate Samantha Bianco is both a named co-author on a graduate-level scientific research paper and the first Vanderbilt student officially to have completed an Immersion Vanderbilt project. [ Read More ]
8.   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 ]
9.   Grand opening concert highlights Vanderbilt’s partnership with National Museum of African American Music
    Vanderbilt University will celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American Music on Saturday, Jan. 30, with a virtual concert from Vanderbilt Blair School of Music featuring works by Black composers. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. CT and will be broadcast from Blair’s livestreaming page. [ Read More ]
10.   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 ]
11.   New bike lanes seek to enhance safety, transportation options on campus
    New bicycle lanes on Jess Neely Drive and Vanderbilt Place are aimed at improving safety and rider experience on campus, and supporting Vanderbilt’s goal of increasing bike commuting and enhancing bike path infrastructure at the university. [ Read More ]
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