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From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Engineering’s Senior Design Day

This year’s Senior Design Day showcase is Monday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event is free and open to the public.


Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to speak at Vanderbilt Tuesday

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.


New initiatives announced to boost Vanderbilt’s international reach, profile

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced strategic initiatives to strengthen the university’s global reach, to be paired with an international strategy developed by the Division of Communications.


Board of Trust names 7 new members and reappoints 3

During its spring meeting, the Vanderbilt Board of Trust appointed four trailblazers—all alumni—to join the board for five-year terms.


Women’s tennis wins SEC Championship for second consecutive year

Make more room in the trophy case—the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team is the back-to-back Southeastern Conference Tournament champions. Vanderbilt proved victorious in dominant fashion, securing a 4-0 sweep over No. 9 Florida for the Commodores’ third conference championship in program history.


Class of 2018: Jalen Dansby sets his sights on medical school and community leadership

As Jalen Dansby approaches Commencement, he has acceptance letters from 10 of the country’s top medical schools, including Yale and Vanderbilt. He’s motivated to become a doctor not just for himself, but also for his community.


Class of 2018: Sarah Robinson bridges cultures through language and music

“Adventurous” is the word that best describes Sarah Robinson. The Blair School of Music student is unafraid of doing things she has never tried before and open to new cultural experiences.


First-ever ‘Party with a Purpose’ to support Nashville Humane Association

The Party celebration during Commencement has morphed into a genuine “all-in” student-hosted event this year, featuring for the first time activities to benefit the Nashville Humane Association.


Q&A: Going to Mars with astronomy professor David Weintraub

We can go to Mars—soon. But should we? Astronomy professor David Weintraub asks the ethical questions in his new book “Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go.”


Skip Bayless reflects on Vanderbilt experience during campus talk

Skip Bayless, a noted sports journalist, television personality and Grantland Rice Scholarship recipient, credits a high school teacher and his Vanderbilt experience for launching his career path.


VUToday: Guggenheim Fellows, exercise research, Paul Ryan in weekly roundup of 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 April 16.


Videos from Vanderbilt-sponsored Nashville Transit Plan forums now available online

Vanderbilt’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations and the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency recently sponsored a four-part series of forums to discuss Nashville’s proposed transit plan.


GetPreCiSe Center’s annual workshop features top genomic privacy researchers April 30

The Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings (GetPreCiSe) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has set its annual workshop exploring privacy and genomics for April 30.


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual scientific retreat set for May 3

The potential link between the body’s microbiome and cancer is the topic of this year’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Scientific Retreat. The annual event, which features leading cancer investigators from the National Cancer Institute and several prominent universities, will be held Thursday, May 3, at the Student Life Center.


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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NASA’s TESS mission to discover new worlds will use a map developed at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt’s Keivan Stassun serves as a deputy principal investigator on the mission and is tasked with identifying the most promising stars to target in its search for habitable nearby planets.


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April 23 — 11 a.m.
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

April 23 — Noon
VU Libraries Present: The Bard's Birthday Bash

April 23 — 4 p.m.
SPICY: Senior Art Show 2018

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