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  Monday, April 15, 2019  
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Zeppos hosts NFL executive Adolpho A. Birch III for special campus visit April 23-24
National Football League executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust secretary Adolpho A. Birch III will visit campus for a series of engaging lectures and activities April 23-24. The events are part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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Vanderbilt history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Lauren Benton, the Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and professor of law, has been named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.
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Lippmann awarded NSF CAREER grant to study mechanics of blood-brain barrier
Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.
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Hatzell awarded NSF CAREER grant to expand research on lithium-ion batteries
Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development grant.
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Vanderbilt Bowling is 2019 national runner-up
The Vanderbilt bowling team is the 2019 national runner-up, after falling short to Stephen F. Austin State University in the NCAA championship Saturday evening.
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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn Wednesday
Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.
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Volunteers needed for Commencement
Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2019 is May 8–10, and your help is needed to make the event a success. This year, volunteer registration will take place through InItLive, a cloud-based volunteer management system that allows you to sign up, manage shifts and communicate with key staff before, during and after Commencement.
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Beyond the petri dish: Gabriela Alvarado, PhD’19
Gabriela Alvarado began her graduate program intent on studying something microscopic, but she ended up developing a passion for understanding the bigger picture of her research.


Take Note

Vanderbilt Owen LGBTQ+ undergraduate info session April 16

Weight Watchers at Work open house April 17

‘Sloppy Bonnie,’ ‘Vanderbinge’ at Neely Auditorium April 17-18

Parenting Group hosts end-of-year lunch, planning session April 18

Babies and You: ‘Postpartum Care’ April 18

McGee Public Policy Lecture to feature Northwestern’s Joel Mokyr April 23

Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminars

Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking Unfamiliar Vegetables from the CSA Box’ May 1

‘Business of VU’ program to welcome third cohort this fall; applications due June 1

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Typical children ages 3-17 needed for research study

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Pew Biomedical Scholars Program

American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’


Coming Up

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  ¡BLAIR! Conductors Symposium
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  ‘Molecular Cell’ editor to discuss scientific publishing
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  Webinar on engaging with federal government for early career researchers
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  GetPreCiSe Workshop: Privacy in Genetics
· APR ·
  Lavender Celebration


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Search to replace Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos begins
Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans is quoted.
Army: Innovation is the future: Rakkasans, Army Futures Command sign partnership with Vanderbilt
Doug Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Kevin Galloway, director of making; and Vanderbilt student Michael Davies are quoted.
The Washington Post: In India, the world’s largest election has started. Keep an eye on these 5 things
Tariq Thachil, associate professor of political science, writes about India’s national elections.
Education Dive: Gen Z takeover: As demand for mental health services grows, colleges give students new tools
G.L. Black, associate dean of community standards and student support, is quoted, and Vanderbilt’s efforts to centralize services are mentioned.
Salon: Scholar Jonathan Metzl: White supremacy is literally killing white people
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Chair and professor of medicine, health and society, is interviewed regarding his analysis of working-class whites.
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