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  12 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; VUMC now offering vaccines to all Vanderbilt students; and updates to the university’s testing program are included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Caroline Kennedy April 30
    Join us as bestselling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2020 on Friday, April 30, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. The event is open to the entire Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
3.   Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Dr. Anthony Fauci May 14
    Join us as the nation’s top leader in infectious diseases research and internationally renowned biomedical scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. The event is open to the entire Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
4.   Shea Ralph to lead Vanderbilt women’s basketball
    One of college basketball’s most respected and well-known coaches will usher in a new era of success for Vanderbilt. Shea Ralph, a seven-time national champion as a student-athlete and a coach, has been named Vanderbilt women’s basketball head coach. Ralph joins the university after spending 14 seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Class of 2021: Undergraduate research inspires future physician-scientist to bridge the bedside and the bench
    When Mason Clark was in middle school, his beloved grandmother suffered a serious heart attack. She survived, thanks to the help of the local hospital, and the experience led Clark to his life’s purpose. [ Read More ]
6.   Class of 2021: Xuanxuan Chen is completing her senior year virtually—and taking the distance in stride
    Xuanxuan Chen is thankful for her memories of Vanderbilt’s campus as she completes her senior year from home in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China—14 time zones away—as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
7.   Remember the Empty Chair: A COVID-19 Memorial Event honors those affected by pandemic
    The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life joined with several campus partners to host “Remember the Empty Chair: A COVID-19 Memorial Event” last week on Library Lawn. [ Read More ]
8.   Special live music returns to campus with COVID protocol-compliant performance
    Students and faculty from Vanderbilt Blair School of Music and a Jewish studies class hosted a COVID protocol-compliant live music performance on April 8. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Blair School of Music to host events on Wilson Lawn April 16 and 18
    After a year of online-only performances, Vanderbilt Blair School of Music will host two in-person events this week to be held at the outdoor stage on Wilson Lawn. Admission is free, but tickets are required. [ Read More ]
10.   Panel to focus on violence against Asians and Asian Americans through lens of history and racial injustice
    The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to share their experiences as members of the Asian and Asian American communities during the second “This Moment in America” discussion on Monday, April 19. [ Read More ]
11.   Engineering’s Senior Design Day April 30 will feature interactive, virtual environment
    Senior Design Day 2021 will highlight dozens of problem-solving projects developed over the 2020-21 academic year by teams of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering students, though the format is a bit different this year. [ Read More ]
12.   Follett Higher Education to assume university bookstore operations June 1
    Vanderbilt University has entered into an agreement with Follett Higher Education to assume operation of the university’s bookstore at 25th and West End avenues. [ Read More ]
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