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Past Immersion Events

Honors Thesis Showcase. Monday, April 15, 2019; 4:30-6:00pm. Board of Trust Room, Student Life Center. Catered by Coffee Cart Nashville. Mix and mingle while learning from this year's highlighted Honors Theses students. SIM Scientific Immersion and mentorship. Immersion Vanderbilt.

Honors Thesis Showcase
Monday, April 15; 4:30-6:00pm
Board of Trust Room, Student Life Center
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International Immersion Showcase. THURSDAY, April 4, 12-1PM. Sarratt 216/220. Grab a slice of pizza and hear directly from your peers about research and internships. Highlights of student work in Chile, Jordan, Samoa, Switzerland, and more.

International Immersion Showcase
Thursday, April 4, 12-1pm
Sarratt 216/220

Groundbreaking Humanities Projects:
Faculty-Student Mixer
Wednesday, March 13, 12-2 p.m.
Central Library Community Room


Explorations in research. february 27, 2019 4 to 6 pm. student life center ballroom. enagge with faculty and students from all disciplines. discover cross-campus research opportunities. explore possible collaborations. refreshments will be provided. gme eligible. sponsored by Scientific immersion and mentorship and the office of immersion resources.

Explorations in Research
Wednesday, February 27, 4-6 p.m.
SLC Ballroom


Women In Business at Vanderbilt university present the career carnival. come ask vandy upperclassmen about their internship and recruiting experiences for a variety of business positions and industries including consulting, investment banking, technology, cpg, government and transportation. this is a fin and relaxed event. February 12th from 5 to 6:30 pm. The community room at central library. GME credit. rsvp at sponsored by managerial studies, and the jean and alexander heard library.

                           Women In Business
Career Carnival
Tuesday, February 12, 5-6:30 p.m.
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Community Room @ Central Library

Library Design Challenge. Design a better library! The Design Challenge is open to all Vanderbilt students interested in learning about design thinking and how we apply those principles. Cash prizes - 1st place - $700, 2nd place - $600, 3rd place - $500. Design Challenge Bootcamp - Feb 16, 11 AM - 4 PM. Team Pitch and Awards - Feb 28 4:10 - 6:10 PM.

Library Design Challenge
Bootcamp and Competition
Saturday, February 16, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday, February 28, 4:10 - 6:10 p.m.
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Bootcamp - Peabody Library Ground Floor
Competition - Central Library Community Room


Angie Thomas. The Hate U Give: Finding Your Activism, and Turning the Political into the Personal. Wednesday February 13 at 6:30 PM. Location - Langford Auditorium. Tickets required.

Angie Thomas


Wednesday, February 13, 6:30pm

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Langford Auditorium

Coffee House Discussion: Find Your Creative Outlet. Thursday, 2/7/2019 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. Commons Fireside Lounge. Light Refreshments will be provided

Coffee House Discussion: Find Your Creative Outlet
Thursday, February 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
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Commons Fireside Lounge

Celebration of Learning. Monday, February 4, Alumni Hall. Students share what they have learned, designed, created and discovered, providing the Vanderbilt community with a picture of deep learning across the colleges and schools.

                                        Celebration of Learning                                             Exhibition
Monday, February 4, 2:00-4:00p.m.

Alumni Hall


Book Discussion hosted by Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer James Page - The Hate U Give. Thursday, January 31, 2019. From Noon - 1:00 PM. Location - E.Bronson Ingram College Great Room. 2211 West End Ave. James Page will be hosting a book reading of The Hate U Give , which has been described as "the best and most important book of the year" by Entertainment Weekly and now will become a movie.

The Hate U Give 

Book Discussion
Thursday, January 31, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
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E Bronson Ingram- College Great Room


Immersion Ideation: Civic and Professional. Unsure where to start with immersion? Learn more about the many ways to incorporate civic and professional opportunities into your experience at this meet & greet event! Crawford House Commons: Tuesday, January 29th from 5:30 - 7:00

Immersion Ideation: Civic & Professional
Tuesday, January 29, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
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Crawford House Common Area


Student showcasing research poster at Undergraduate Research Fair

VUSRP Faculty Q&A and Information Session
November 28, 3:30-5pm
Sarratt 216/220
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Commons iSeminars
Spring 2019
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DIVE Boot Camps
Sept.9th, Sept. 15th, Oct. 27, Nov. 10
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Immersion Pathway Workshops: International
Sept.3, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 7
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Nichols Humanitarian Fund. 2018 Reception and Open House. Come celebrate another successful year of scholarship and service! All are welcome. Thursday, October 25th from 4-6 p.m. in the Rand Skylight Lounge. Interested in becoming a Nichols Humanitarian Fund recipient? Apply today at
Nichols Humanitarian Fund 2018 Reception and Open House
Oct. 25th
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Immersion Pathway Workshops: Creative Expression. September 25, 8 to 11 AM: Gabby Rivera Writers' Workshop in The Wond'ry. Sponsored by the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Space is limited. October 9, 8 to 9 PM : Performing Arts Panel in the Commons Center MPR. October 15, from 8 to 9 PM: Visual Arts Panel in The Commons Center MPR. Ocotber 17, 6 to 7:30 PM: The Dean's Dinner: Creativity in the Dean's Residence. Ocotber 22, 8 to 9 PM. Creativity: Publishing/Studios, Spaces in the Commons Center MPR. Coordinated through the Ingram commons Immersion Pathways workshops program by Gregory Melchor-Barz, Ph.D., Interim dean, the martha rivers ingram commons, professor of musicology/ethnomusicology chair. department of musicology/ethnomusicology. more information is available at
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Creative Expression
Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 15, Oct. 17, Oct. 22
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Vanderbilt university will be hosting its undergraduate research fair on september 27, 2018 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The fair is a showcase of undergraduate research from any field, across all disciplines. the fair will be held in the Student life center Commodore ballroom. Everyone is welcome to attend. for more information visit

Undergraduate Research Fair
Sept. 27th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
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Undergraduate Research Fair: Call for Proposals
Research from all disciplines is desired.
Online Proposal due September 6 at 11:45 p.m.
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LaryHacks celebration and pitch event. thursday april 12th, 2018, from 5 pm to 8 pm in the Wond'ry, third floor. sponsored by the vanderbilt institute for surgery and engineering. the vanderbilt university medical center.

LaryHacks Celebration and Pitch Event
April 12, 5 – 8 pm
The Wond’ry, 3rd Floor
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Immersion 101: Explore, Plan, Do
Information Session
Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
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Commons Center MPR

Student showcasing research poster at Undergraduate Research Fair

VUSRP Information Session
Monday, January 14
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Sarratt 216/220
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Immersion Pathway Workshops: Humanities Research
Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 10, Oct. 16, Nov. 6
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the ingram commons presents the immersion pathway workshops for civic and professional careers. on september 17th, from 8 to 9 pm: diversity of opportunity: inside The Wond'ry. This even will be held in the Commons Center MPR. On september 24th, from 8 to 9 pm, Senior Design, DIVE and the makerspaces. this event will take place in the commons center MPR. on october 8th, from 8 to 9 pm, Civic action- engaging in Nashville. this event will take place in the commons center MPR. On october 23rd, from 8 to 9 pm, a session on career and professional development. this event will take place in the commons center MPR. The Dean's Dinner for the Civic and professional pathway will take place on october 24th, from 6 to 7:30 in the Dean's residence.
Immersion Pathway Workshops: Civic & Professional
Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 8, Oct. 23, Oct. 24
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Scientific Immersion and Mentorship student organisation presents the fall Research Match! October 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the SLC Ballroom. Want to find a lab? Come to our research match to get involved! Co-sponsored by the Office of Immersion Resources.

SIM: Fall Research Match
Oct. 15th, 4-7 PM

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Gabby Rivera
Sept. 24 & Sept. 25
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Rolling Seminar

Rolling Seminar: Making Connections with International Communities
March 24, 11 am – 3 pm
The Commons Center MPR
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Local OACS DIVE poster: a light blue geographic map on top of a dark blue background with text reading "Local OACS: Empathizing with the Lived Experiences of Refugees."

OACS: DIVE Closing Celebration
April 19, 6 – 8 pm
Alumni Hall 206
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TOM Makeathon
January 19-21, 2018
The Wond’ry
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The Ingram Commons presents the Immersion Pathways Workshops for Biological research. On september 4th, the Health Professions first year orientation will be led by Michelle Grundy, director of the Vanderbilt Health Professions Advisory office. sessions will be held from 7 to 8 PM and from 8 to 9 pm. the events will take place in the commons center MPR. on september 10, from 8 to 9 pm, there will be a student panel on SIM (Scientific Immersion and Mentorship), SyBBURE ( systems biology and bioengineering undergraduate research experience.) the event will be held in the commons center MPR. On ocotber 1st, from 8 to 9 pm, there will be an info session on schools of medicine and nursing. the event will take place in the commons center mpr. oct 10, 6 to 7:30 pm., the Dean's Dinner for Research will be held in the dean's residence. On october 29th, from 8 to 9 PM, there will be an info session on the college of arts and science and the school of engineering. it will be held in the commons MPR. the biological research pathways is coordinated through the Ingram Commons immersion pathway workshops program by alyssa hasty, Ph.D, professor, department of molecular physiology and biophysics, associate dean for faculty development of the basic sciences. faculty head of murray house
Immersion Pathway Workshops: Biological Research
Sept. 4, Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Oct. 10, Oct. 29
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Nashville Mini Maker Faire

Oct. 6-7, The Wond'ry

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Choir! Choir! Choir!:
Singing, Comedy, & Community-Building

Sept. 12, 7-8:30 p.m.
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March 24, 9 am – 4 pm
The Wond’ry
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Creating Careers Through Storytelling
March 15, 4 – 5 pm
The Commons Center MPR
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DIVE Bootcamp
January 16, 2018
Sarratt|Rand 325/327
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Coming Back: Making the Transition to Campus
March 20, 8 – 9 pm
The Commons Center MPR
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Creative Problem-Solving

Creative Problem-Solving: Using Human-Centered Design and Rapid Prototyping
February 9, 2 – 4 pm
The Commons Center MPR
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Recent Programming and Partner Highlights

Wearing a brown suit jacket, Steve Turner stands in front of a projector screen. The screen shows a black and white photograph of a Nashville factory from decades past. Three iSeminar students are turned to intently watch the presentation.

iSeminar offers personal view of Nashville history, changes as part of deep dive into cities
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Three users in full-body suits approach the VINSE cleanroom entrance.

Undergraduate immersion in nanotechnology: Working in the VINSE cleanroom
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Library Design Challenge

Design competition makes Vanderbilt libraries more meaningful for students
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Jefferson Street Map

Vanderbilt students help preserve Jefferson Street’s musical history
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Celebration of Learning posters

Celebration of Learning provides snapshot of immersive student learning at Vanderbilt
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The Wild Bunch Library

Vanderbilt’s libraries host design competition to improve user experience
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Smoke billows up from between rocks at an active volcano site. Several students hike up a worn trail in the gray volcanic rock. Another student in a protective yellow hard-hat and yellow sweater raises one hand in a peace sign while smiling.

VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions
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