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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Senior Day is Thursday, Commencement exercises Friday

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson will speak at Senior Day May 7 and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will preside over Commencement exercises May 8 as the Vanderbilt community celebrates the graduation of the Class of 2015.

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Task force named to prioritize Academic Strategic Plan health initiatives

A new faculty task force has been appointed to prioritize and refine the eight health-related initiatives in the Academic Strategic Plan and to inventory existing health-related interdisciplinary centers and institutes at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center marks 50th anniversary with Timothy Shriver

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will hold a community celebration May 29 with special guest Timothy Shriver.

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VUPD seeks community feedback

The Vanderbilt University Police Department is seeking feedback from the community members it serves as the department pursues re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.

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Class of 2015: Caroline Hatfield mines insight from studying the female image

If you’re funny, you don’t have to be perfect. That’s what senior Caroline Hatfield discovered in a research project about the cultural expectations by which female celebrities are judged compared to how society judges female comedians.

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Class of 2015: Nolan Michael Smith combines coding and collaboration

Engineering senior Nolan Michael Smith never expected to be sitting in a laboratory waiting for a toddler to sign off on an app he designed. But that’s what happened when the computer science major agreed to collaborate with researchers at Peabody College.

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Vanderbilt Alumni Association: Continue the connection

Graduation is just one step in alumni's lifelong journey with Vanderbilt. The Class of 2015 can continue its connection with the university and global alumni community through the Alumni Association.

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VUCast: Building a better app

In the latest VUCast: See how a School of Engineering senior is improving children’s educational apps; hear about the “revolution” our Senior Day speaker will share with graduates; and learn how Vanderbilt is investing in Tennessee. Watch now!

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Take Note

» Walter Isaacson to sign books Thursday at Barnes & Noble

» Enjoy ‘summer school’ with Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning

» Get discount on Nashville Venom tickets

» ‘Hot Topics in Astronomy’ featured at Williamson County Library Friday

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HR News

» Vanderbilt Child and Family Center sponsors Virtual Dementia Tour

» Learn tips for improving your retirement investment strategy

» Go for the Gold steps 1 and 2 are ready

» Wellcast: ‘The Good Life – What Really Matters’

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May 8
Women's Tennis: First and second rounds of NCAA Regional at Vanderbilt

May 8-10
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Open House Weekend

May 9
Iroquois Steeplechase benefiting the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

May 10 — 2 p.m.
Blair Children's Choruses

May 13 — 11:30 a.m.
Vandy Walks with Blair Associate Dean Pam Schneller

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