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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Commodores hire Bryce Drew to lead basketball program

Vanderbilt University has hired Bryce Drew as its head men’s basketball coach, Athletic Director David Williams announced on Wednesday. Drew becomes the ninth Commodore basketball coach of the modern era and the 27th of all time.

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Wilson receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

John T. Wilson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. The five-year, $500,000 grant will allow him to develop new synthetic materials for “encoding” immunological messages and tightly regulating their delivery to the organs, cells and pathways of the immune system.

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Three students recognized by Goldwater Foundation

Three Vanderbilt students have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. Marie Armbruster and Jarrod Shilts have been selected as Goldwater Scholars, and Sirui Ma has been awarded an honorable mention.

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Edward G. Nelson, business leader and philanthropist, dies

Edward G. Nelson, a prominent banker, civic leader and longtime member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, has died at the age of 84.

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Friends of Bob Birkby invited to memorial gathering

A memorial event is scheduled for Bob Birkby of Vanderbilt's political science department on Friday, April 15, in The Commons Center.

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New MOOC will teach core Java programming

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, a massive open online course that will teach students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in Android, the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.

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Periscope at Vanderbilt offers glimpse into campus life

Watching live video of a workshop on a smartphone or tablet is just one of a growing number of ways Vanderbilt Libraries and other groups on campus are using the Periscope app to share information and engage the community.

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Studio arts class invites you to ‘Dis-connect’ at Vanderbilt Libraries

A studio arts class taught by Mel Ziegler has created a series of installations called "Dis-connect" at the Central and Divinity libraries that explores how rapid advances in technology have impacted our perceptions of libraries in general.

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Vanderbilt celebrates National Walking Day

Members of the Vanderbilt community marked National Walking Day April 6 by taking group walks across campus in celebration of the university and Medical Center's commitment to a culture of wellness.

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Philosopher and medical researcher to discuss patient delirium

Delirium in the ICU is the subject of a Vanderbilt University Medical Center group's research, which will be represented today at a forum in Furman Hall.

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Technology and learning theorist to deliver Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture April 13

A leading theorist and researcher on how technology impacts learning, George Siemens thinks digitization of content and interaction has profound implications on teaching and learning and the organization of universities in general.

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VU Theatre sets Molière comedy of manners in ‘It City’ Nashville

Nashville's increasingly popular country music scene is the backdrop for VU Theatre's April 7-10 production of "The Misanthrope," a comedy of manners written by the renowned French playwright Molière.

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Vanderbilt ‘poets who heal’ to read at Williamson County Library

The Williamson County Public Library will host four "poets who heal" for a public reading April 19 at 6 p.m. as part of the Vanderbilt University Lectures in the Library series.

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Let your gift do the talking on Giving Day

Gold. Oro. Sona. Jīn. Guld. Dhahabu. No matter how you say it, help turn Vanderbilt gold on the first-ever Vanderbilt Giving Day April 21. #give4thegold

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Ariel Helms: Searching for a diabetes discovery

For Vanderbilt senior Ariel Helms from Oklahoma, twists and turns in her past, including a long-kept family secret, led to her passion for discovery in a Vanderbilt lab.

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April 7 — 5 p.m.
”Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights”

April 7 — 7 p.m.
Jacqueline Osherow reading

April 7 — 8 p.m.
Original Cast presents “The Spring 2016 Show”

April 8 — 3:15 p.m.
Saidiya Hartman: “An Intimate History of Slavery and Freedom”

April 8 — 8:30 p.m.
Telescope Night at Dyer Observatory

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