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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.


Former defense secretary Gates talks presidents he’s served, relations abroad

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demonstrated his encyclopedic knowledge both of presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and of U.S. relations around the world, sharing his views with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and a crowd at Langford Auditorium April 24.


Crowd honors eight new endowed chair recipients

Colleagues, friends and family gathered April 25 to honor eight Vanderbilt University faculty named to endowed chairs.


Ferrini family establishes scholarships at law, medical schools to honor son’s memory

Two new scholarships at Vanderbilt University—one at Vanderbilt Law School, the other at the School of Medicine—have been named in honor of alumnus Rick Ferrini, JD’11.


Vanderbilt sees increase in Fulbright U.S. Student Program awardees and alternates

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has recognized 18 Vanderbilt students for the 2018-19 academic year, marking a successful finish to the Career Center’s first year facilitating the application process for prestigious fellowships and scholarships for undergraduate and professional students and alumni.


Class of 2018: Christian Motyczka helps build a virtual reality app for struggling addicts

School of Engineering senior Christian Motyczka has found his passions in and out of the lab. He is one of two computer science undergraduates who developed a virtual reality program to help addicts stay clean.


Class of 2018: Sami Chiang champions hands-on learning

Sami Chiang was conducting experiments and using critical thinking long before she knew what those things were. The daughter of a school administrator and an engineer, the Berkeley, California, native’s life was immersed in experiential learning from the start.


VUToday: Cybersecurity research, continuing dog–cat brain debate in weekly news roundup

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 April 23.


Schumaker named fellow of American Mathematical Society for 2018

Stevenson Professor of Mathematics Larry Schumaker has been named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society for 2018. In addition, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Vaughan Jones has been named an honorary fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.


Igo places today’s privacy concerns in historical context

Sarah Igo, associate professor of history and author of “The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America,” explores the roots of modern privacy issues in America.


Campus Dining to receive The Arc of Tennessee’s Inclusive Employer Award

Vanderbilt University Campus Dining has been named this year’s recipient of The Arc of Tennessee’s Inclusive Employer Award.


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.


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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E. Bronson Ingram College’s two halls named for distinguished alumni

Astronomer Edward Emerson “E.E.” Barnard and journalist Christine Sadler Coe will be memorialized on campus as the halls of the new E. Bronson Ingram College are named in their honor.


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April 30 — 9 a.m.
Department of Art's Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award Recipient 2018

April 30 — 11 a.m.
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

May 1 — 8 a.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive

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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Daytime Open House

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