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On 10th anniversary, Zeppos reflects on progress, creating a more civil society

As Nicholas S. Zeppos embarks on his second decade as Vanderbilt’s chancellor, he envisions the university taking a more active role in strengthening democracy. Learn more about the decade of progress under Zeppos’ leadership.


Infographic: A Decade of Progress

From applications to Opportunity Vanderbilt, from diversity to student satisfaction, from external funding to internal investment to rankings, Vanderbilt University has made significant strides over the past 10 years.


What’s On My Mind: Working together to end sexual harassment

Women are essential to the success of Vanderbilt, and sexual harassment and sexual assault will never be tolerated here, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos says in this week’s column.


CNN: Slow food? Let’s try slow college

For years, the slow food movement has made the case for meals as a catalyst for community: the right ingredients plus sufficient time equals something much greater than the sum of its parts. The same equation holds true when it comes to educating our nation’s future citizens, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this op-ed on CNN.com.


Kennedy, Zeppos to discuss mental health and addiction advocacy March 13

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy on Tuesday, March 13. “A Common Struggle: Making Mental Health Essential Health” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.


Sexual misconduct task force continues focus on prevention as standing provost committee

Formed in 2009 and charged with reviewing and recommending campus strategies for preventing sexual misconduct, the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault’s continuing contributions are reflected in a name change for the group.


Evans shares entrepreneurial fundraising advice at Engineering’s Chambers Lecture

School of Engineering alumnus and Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans discussed his journey from Vanderbilt to the venture capital industry and offered some fundraising advice during the spring 2018 Chambers Lecture.


VU BreakThru: Undergraduates get immersive experience in new VINSE cleanroom

Last fall, TIPs funding allowed the VINSE cleanroom to support laboratories for four courses, covering a broad range of topics spanning traditional semiconductor materials processing to cutting-edge synthesis of two-dimensional materials. Cleanroom Immersion Leader Alice Leach writes about the wide range of immersion opportunities for undergraduate students. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.


Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville preview: Mayor’s approval at 61 percent

A limited early release of data shows that Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s approval is still high. Full poll results will be released Sunday, March 4.


Vanderbilt scholars honored for supporting women in sport

Anjali Forber-Pratt and Sharon Shields will be honored at the SHAPE America National Convention and Expo March 20–24 in Nashville.


SEC Academic Conference to focus on cyber security

The 2018 SEC Academic Conference, scheduled for April 8-10 at Auburn University, will focus on cyber security and includes a keynote address by Adm. Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy; commander, United States Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service.


Celtic Celebration at Blair launches Music City Irishfest

Fiddlers, pipers and dancers, including Blair faculty and top-level guest performers, will pay tribute to their Irish and Scottish musical roots Saturday, March 3, at the Celtic Celebration.


Center for Latin American Studies to host 65th annual SECOLAS conference March 8-11

Several Vanderbilt faculty and students will present papers and serve on panels at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies conference, scheduled for March 8-11 at Vanderbilt.


Fine Arts Gallery presents portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

The Fine Arts Gallery presents its exhibit “America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler” beginning March 23.


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VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions

A dozen Vanderbilt students went on a monthlong science adventure of a lifetime, studying super-eruptions, glaciers and earthquakes in New Zealand.


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Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

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Kit Building Workshop

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Meet The Astronomer: Dr. Michael Lund

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