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Marnett named dean of basic sciences for School of Medicine

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today that Lawrence J. Marnett will be named dean of basic sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the time of the legal separation of the university and Medical Center.

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Chancellor’s Town Hall will discuss ‘Student Mental Health and Wellness’ tomorrow

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall meeting for faculty, students and staff on Friday, April 15.

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Four new faculty heads join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.

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Jeff Carr, major force at Vanderbilt and in the community for three decades, dies

A longtime vice chancellor and general counsel who cared deeply about Vanderbilt’s integrity and reputation has died at the age of 75.

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Alumnus confirmed to seat on U.S. District Court for Middle Tennessee

Waverly D. Crenshaw Jr., BA’78, JD’81, was confirmed to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee April 11 by a 92-0 vote of the U.S. Senate.

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Vanderbilt No. 24 on list of best schools for African Americans

Vanderbilt is the 24th best university for African American students, say “Money” and “Essence” magazines.

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Transit officials to hold community meeting on campus today

Easing traffic congestion and improving the public transportation system are critical issues for the city, and the Vanderbilt community has the opportunity to interact with transit officials on those topics during an April 14 lunchtime conversation.

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Mayor speaks to ‘Politicians’ class

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was the guest speaker at an undergraduate political science class on April 11.

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Recommendations to revise course evaluation system are implemented

Following a multi-committee systematic review of the university’s course evaluation practices, Vanderbilt University will implement a new course evaluation system for the four undergraduate schools. The course evaluation form will include new questions that will go into effect in fall 2016.

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New Vanderbilt named scholarship to benefit theology students

The Eva F. and Peter C. Hodgson Scholarship has been endowed by an emeritus theology professor and his wife to benefit Vanderbilt Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion students.

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Temporary hold begins Friday on IT systems changes

As the date nears for Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to transition to separate legal and financial entities, institutional leaders are requesting that all university and Medical Center departments place a moratorium on systems changes within the information technology environment surrounding the period of legal close.

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Farran named ‘Children’s Champion’

Vanderbilt education researcher Dale Farran was honored by the Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children April 10.

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Mechanical engineering grad student wins NASA space research fellowship

Vanderbilt graduate student Darren Tinker has been selected by NASA for its 2016 class of Space Technology Research Fellows.

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VSG passes bills honoring terror victims

In the wake of the March terrorist attacks that killed a Vanderbilt graduate business student on a school trip to Israel and an alumni couple working in Belgium, the undergraduate Vanderbilt Student Government passed bills honoring their memories.

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Heart disease researcher to deliver Emerging Scholars lecture April 19

A researcher who focuses on heart disease and “organs on chip” platforms for disease modeling will deliver the second Emerging Scholars in Engineering lecture Tuesday, April 19.

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See works by student artists at Senior Show

The Department of Art will open its galleries to reveal the works of 12 graduating art majors. Senior Show 2016 will run from April 15 to May 13 in Space 204, the second-floor gallery at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center.

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Rites of Spring is Friday-Saturday

Vanderbilt’s 2016 Rites of Spring music festival is scheduled for Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, on Alumni Lawn. This year’s headlining acts are Future and Porter Robinson.

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New basketball coach’s first day at Vandy

Vanderbilt hired Bryce Drew as its new head men’s basketball coach April 6. Watch Drew’s first day on the job.

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April 14 — 1:10 p.m.
A Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Event: Juror Artist Talks

April 14 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture with Philip S. Low

April 14 — 4:10 p.m.
Franco Moretti: Abstraction, Patterns, Form and Noise - A Zig-Zag

April 18 — 12:10 p.m.
Jonathan Wynn - Music City: Festivalization as Good Urban Cultural Policy

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