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Chancellor suggests top 5 ways new graduates can use their education for good

Acknowledging that their Vanderbilt degrees will grant 2018 graduates a wide range of options, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos offered up five specific ways to use their educations for good when he addressed them during Commencement exercises May 11.


Vanderbilt honors 2018 Founder’s Medalists

Vanderbilt recognized the top-graduating student from each undergraduate and professional school during Commencement May 11.


Student-athletes cap their careers with Vanderbilt degrees

Vanderbilt awarded graduate and undergraduate degrees to current and former Commodore student-athletes during Friday’s Commencement celebration on campus. Vanderbilt boasted a graduation success rate of 92 percent during the past academic year.


University honors 22 as emeriti faculty

Twenty-two retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 11, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.


Clooney: ‘Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in’

In a Senior Day speech May 10 that brought a packed Memorial Gym to its feet, Amal Clooney took the crowd through historic examples of courage, including Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus the Rev. James Lawson.


Class of 2018 leaves its mark through Senior Class Fund

More than 1,360 members of the Class of 2018 participated in giving to this year’s Senior Class Fund, setting a new record. By reaching 85 percent class participation, this year’s seniors were the first to secure a $100,000 challenge donation.


Vanderbilt wins NASA rocketry championship for fifth time

The Vanderbilt Student Launch team won the NASA University Student Launch Competition for an unprecedented fifth time—following up on their eighth Payload Design Award—the space agency announced Friday.


‘Triumph’ film celebrated at historic Woolworth on 5th

Vanderbilt celebrated the inclusion of “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” in this year’s Nashville Film Festival at an event May 12 at the historic Woolworth on 5th restaurant—a key site in Nashville’s and the nation’s civil rights history.


Working group recommends new data sciences institute, faculty and educational programs

A data science institute, new faculty and technical staff, and expanded educational offerings are the key investments recommended by the Data Science Visions Working Group.


VUToday: Amal Clooney, opioid epidemic, gun debate in weekly roundup of VU news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of May 7.


Vanderbilt hosts digital humanities workshop

Vanderbilt’s Slave Societies Digital Archive hosted scholars from around the world for its third Digital Humanities and the History of Slavery workshop at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.


30th anniversary of Vanderbilt finance conference explores the rise, risks of exchange-traded products

As index funds and other financial tools gain in popularity, finance scholars and industry professionals are starting to ask if they may include hidden risks for investors.


Blair students continue wins at prestigious national competition

For the second year in a row, Blair undergraduates won national honors at the 2017-18 Music Teachers National Association annual competition in Orlando, Florida.


Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data’ symposium June 1

Vanderbilt University Libraries’ annual cultural heritage symposium June 1 will explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.


Vanderbilt Giving Day set for June 5

Vanderbilt’s third annual Giving Day is scheduled for June 5 and will offer the entire Vanderbilt community a chance to join together to “give for the gold” and make the university stronger.


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Expert: Autonomous vehicles could help traffic, but not anytime soon

Engineer Dan Work says his promising research shows adding autonomous vehicles to roadways could end the stop-and-go traffic that drives commuters insane.


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