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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard, safety and COVID-19 reminders for the return of warmer weather, and a new working group to explore changes to the university’s health and safety protocols are included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   More than 7,600 members of Vanderbilt community support university on Giving Day
    More than 7,600 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, joined together on Giving Day, April 7, to donate more than $5 million to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership. [ Read More ]
3.   Students invited to participate in Healthy Minds Study
    As part of Vanderbilt’s continued commitment to enhance students’ mental health and well-being, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students are invited to participate in the Healthy Minds Study, a web-based survey designed to assess students’ mental health status, health behaviors and use of health services. [ Read More ]
4.   VUPS committed to campus safety amid rise in national incidents of violence, civil unrest
    To ensure Vanderbilt continues to be a welcoming environment and as safe as possible for all, Vanderbilt University Public Safety actively monitors for any potential threats to the campus and coordinates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as needed to protect the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Class of 2021: Interdisciplinary teamwork in the lab leads Ph.D. student to job with biotech giant
    After graduating with a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences, Alissa Guarnaccia will begin a rare postdoctoral research position with health care biotechnology giant Genentech. [ Read More ]
6.   Class of 2021: Social justice activist strives to make change through health care
    A family legacy of fighting for civil rights fuels Chicago native Anana Upton, whose mission is creating positive change in underserved communities. [ Read More ]
7.   Student-developed machine-learning techniques make surgeries safer and easier to review
    An interdisciplinary fellowship with the Data Science Institute has resulted in a promising machine-learning technology that can effectively track complex surgical activity, having the potential to improve patient outcomes, safety and documentation. [ Read More ]
8.   Project Safe hosts programming, events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Vanderbilt Project Safe is offering educational programs throughout the month, including an eight-session empowerment self-defense course, guest lectures from national experts such as Donna Freitas, a performance by renowned poet Ashlee Haze, dialogue with author Mary Adkins about the intersection of class and sexual violence on college campuses, and more. [ Read More ]
9.   Undergraduate Writing Symposium to celebrate student authors and writing as learning and discovery
    The Writing Studio’s annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium, to be held as two separate virtual events in April, aims to create a space to celebrate Vanderbilt undergraduates’ achievements as writers and scholars while spotlighting the deep connections between writing, learning and discovery within the undergraduate experience. [ Read More ]
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