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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, May 4, 2015

Zeppos meets with U.S. Department of Education officials

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan and American Council on Education President Molly Corbett Broad convened in Washington, D.C., May 1 to brief U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the report and recommendations issued by the federal Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education.

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Chancellor, author Walter Isaacson to address Vanderbilt seniors

Senior Day and Commencement are May 7-8 at Vanderbilt University, with a full slate of activities set to mark the graduation of the Class of 2015.

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Faculty study group releases vision, priorities for graduate education

Recruiting and retaining exceptional and diverse graduate students who will go on to become leaders in their fields is the top priority for graduate education at Vanderbilt, a report from a faculty study group says.

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Global Support Services launched to support international scholarship

Providing coordinated support for international collaboration and research by Vanderbilt faculty and staff is the aim of a new office, Global Support Services, launched this spring by the Office of the Provost.

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Learn tips for improving your retirement investment strategy

Are you looking for ways to improve your investment strategy? Fidelity will host several upcoming workshops on campus to help.

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Vanderbilt Zimmerman Judaica Collection: 70 years in the making

A new exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the Mary and Raymond Zimmerman Judaica Collection is open to the public at the Vanderbilt Divinity Library.

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Class of 2015: Holly Glass digs into the past and embraces her heritage

Holly Glass arrived at Vanderbilt feeling “weird and different.” She kept to herself her identity as a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Checking in four years later, things are entirely different.

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Class of 2015: Ben Shane maps his own journey

Ben Shane is not easily labeled, which is what makes him an ideal Curb Scholar. The motorcycle aficionado has described himself as “enjoying ancient Chinese poetry, modern American fiction and Taylor Swift.”

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Class of 2015: Angela Mosley turns collective history into community action

For the past two years, honors psychology major Angela Mosley has studied racial and ethnic health disparities in the Southeast. Mosley knew she wanted to study the subject after taking professor David Schlundt’s course on health psychology.

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Photography students explore Nashville’s modernist architecture through yearlong project

"City in Progress," a photography exhibition resulting from a yearlong Vanderbilt student project exploring modernist architecture and its legacy in Nashville, is on display April 21-May 22 at the Nashville Civic Design Center.

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Sample Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for free May 8-10

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center invites the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to discover what moves them during the VRWC’s first open house weekend, May 8-10.

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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

» Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

» Vanderbilt physicist to be featured on ‘Through the Wormhole’ May 6

» Walter Isaacson book signing May 7 at Barnes & Noble

» Faculty Senate meeting minutes for March 2015 available online

» Get discount on ‘Motherhood the Musical’ tickets at TPAC

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HR News

» Go for the Gold steps 1 and 2 are ready

» Vanderbilt inducted into Mayor’s Workplace Challenge Hall of Fame

» Vandy Walks features Blair’s Pam Schneller May 13

» Free estate-planning advice May 15; will prep services continue

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

» Wellcast: ‘Needlestick/blood and body fluid exposure management’

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May 4 — 7:30 p.m.
Curb Youth Symphony featuring Carol Nies, director

May 6 — 10 a.m.
Commencement Event: Department of Art senior exhibition

May 6 — 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt stand-up night at Barnes & Noble

May 6 — 8 p.m.
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble in concert

May 7 — 2 p.m.
Opening Reception: "Up Close and Personal - Intimate Devotions and Everyday Objects in Late Antiquity"

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