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What’s On My Mind: Commencement is the first page of a new chapter

In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares the range of emotions—excitement, anticipation, optimism—evoked by Commencement as Vanderbilt’s newest alumni start their next journey.


Chancellor Zeppos, Amal Clooney to address graduating seniors

All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to hear international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney speak today at 11 a.m. in Memorial Gym. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will give his Commencement address to about 3,100 graduates tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn.


Class of 2018: Kelly Perry uses storytelling to connect and heal

Kelly Perry believes in the power of stories—writing them, collecting them and sharing them to strengthen community.


Class of 2018: Joshua Forges creates art that reflects his life

Joshua Forges has been inspired to make art ever since his second-grade teacher complimented his drawing of an alligator.


Philanthropy expert named Peabody College distinguished alumna

Veteran nonprofit strategist and social venture entrepreneur Laura Ponte Chauvin will be honored with the 2018 Peabody College Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement.


‘Welcome table’ key to understanding the South’s dominant religion

Extending “Southern hospitality” to everyone—including strangers—is a priority shared by most Christian congregations in the South, according American religious historian James Hudnut-Beumler.


Ultrasound helmet would make live images, brain-machine interface possible

Vanderbilt professor Brett Byram plans to use a grant from the National Science Foundation to utilize machine learning for the delivery of better real-time brain images, an advance decades in the making.


NSA Lablet at Vanderbilt to make sure America keeps moving after hacks

It’s not a question about whether cyber-physical systems connecting humans and technology are hackable—it’s how to keep them running after inevitable hacks occur. The National Security Agency is giving a Vanderbilt University team and their collaborators five years and several million dollars to figure out how to make that happen.


Donation, recycling options expanded for Earth Friendly Move-Out

Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12.


Perry Wallace’s story to reach new audiences through Nashville Film Festival

“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” will be featured at this year’s Nashville Film Festival on Friday, May 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, at 3:15 p.m.


External funding database to transition June 30; training session set for May 23

The database through which Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate students can learn about external funding opportunities is transitioning from ProQuest Pivot to InfoEd Global SPIN, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations has announced.


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.


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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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May 10 — Noon
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

May 10 — 2 p.m.
Commencement Event - Faculty Seminars

May 10 — 4 p.m.
Senior Art Show 2018: SPICY

May 11 — 9 a.m.
Main Commencement Ceremony

May 11 — 9 a.m.
VUSN Commencement and Investiture

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