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What’s On My Mind: Modeling a Conversation Ethic

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the host of notable speakers Vanderbilt has welcomed this academic year, and the university’s role as a convener of critical conversations and facilitator of civil discourse, in this week’s column.


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, and Saturday, May 12.


Vaughan Jones named honorary fellow of Learned Society of Wales

Vaughan Jones, Stevenson Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, the first national academy of science and letters in that country.


Alumni Association Board honors Rosevelt Noble for educational contributions

Rosevelt Noble, BS’97, PhD’03, assistant dean of students and director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, is the recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.


Study: Transparency, competition key to improving legislators’ performance

Politicians will work harder at their jobs when their performance is reported to constituents early in their terms—but only where there’s a degree of competition from rival parties.


Chancellor Zeppos, Amal Clooney to address graduating seniors

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will give his Commencement address to about 3,100 graduates Friday, May 11, the day after the students hear from international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.


Class of 2018: Logan Brown has immersed herself in law and justice

At age 12, Logan Brown decided she wanted to become a lawyer. So she pursued and landed an internship at the Douglas County district attorney’s office in Lawrence, Kansas, giving her a front-row seat to the legal system at work.


Class of 2018: Phillip McGloin wants to promote sports as a cultural unifier

Phillip McGloin walked on to the Commodore basketball team as a freshman and played three seasons. But he chose to leave the team during his junior year to begin planning more seriously for his future.


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.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory deputy speaks May 3 about lab’s history and mission

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s deputy for science and technology, Michelle Buchanan, will speak at Vanderbilt May 3 about the laboratory’s 75-year history and its modern mission.


Vanderbilt cheerleading and dance team tryouts May 4–5

All incoming and current Vanderbilt University students are invited to attend the annual Vanderbilt Cheerleading and Dance Team Tryouts on May 4 and 5.


Former Commodore running back to host Down syndrome clinic May 5

Former Commodore All-SEC running back Zac Stacy will host the first annual Zac Stacy/National Down Syndrome Society All-Star Clinic on Saturday, May 5, at the Vanderbilt Recreation Center. The event will feature football drills and games, lunch and a photo and autograph session for children with Down syndrome and other disorders.


Transgender expert Asa Radix to give May 7 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Asa Radix, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7.


Applications now being accepted for ‘Business of VU’ course

After a successful launch last fall, the Business of VU program is preparing to welcome the next cohort in fall 2018. Learn more about the program and apply now for participation this fall.


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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.


Research News @Vanderbilt


May 3 — 9 a.m.
Department of Art's Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award Recipient 2018

May 3 — Noon
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

May 3 — 4:30 p.m.
Scientific Salon: A Soiree of Science and Song

May 3 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

May 3 — 7 p.m.
Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt: Deontae Henderson

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