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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Zeppos announces chair in diversity in Dr. Levi Watkins’ name

Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who died earlier this month.

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TSU, Vanderbilt win nearly $1 million to increase minority STEM Ph.D.s

Increasing the number of minority students who earn a Ph.D. in science, technology, engineering and math is the aim of a new “bridge to doctorate” program being launched by a coalition of Tennessee universities and led by Tennessee State and Vanderbilt.

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Gauthier selected 2015 Professor of the Year by SEC

Isabel Gauthier, who studies how the brain develops expertise, has been selected as the 2015 Professor of the Year by the Southeastern Conference of Universities.

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Schauble, Lehrer named to National Academy of Education

Vanderbilt's Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble, frequent research collaborators, analyze the responsiveness of teaching practices to students’ ways of thinking.

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Vanderbilt retirement plan transition is complete

Vanderbilt’s retirement plan transition is complete. You can now enjoy the convenience of managing your account in one place with more online features.

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Lee Martin, who’s helped hundreds conquer the English language, to retire

Listen to Lee Martin’s crisp diction and steady speech, and it’s no surprise he’s made a career of helping non-native English speakers communicate better.

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Class of 2015: Augie Phillips, Ted Moock and Dan McNeill find harmony in the Melodores

It’s safe to say that Dan McNeill, Ted Moock and Augie Phillips always will remember what they were doing on Dec. 17, 2014. That evening they tuned in to NBC to watch the Melodores, a student a cappella group, compete on "The Sing-Off" holiday special.

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Class of 2015: Junyi Chu brings global perspective to helping children learn

Is there a better way to teach kids math? Senior Junyi Chu, a child development and cognitive studies major, is using her honors thesis to explore that question.

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Lync users enjoy new features, cloud technology with updated 2013 client

Mobile applications, cloud technology and Skype federation are some of the benefits of Lync 2013, recently deployed by Vanderbilt IT.

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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” VU's Senior Day speaker will share with graduates; and learn how Vanderbilt is investing in Tennessee. Watch now!

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Take Note

» International educators leave Vanderbilt with powerful action plans

» April issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

» ‘Intimate Devotions and Everyday Objects in Late Antiquity’ opens May 7

» ‘Hot Topics in Astronomy’ at Williamson County Library May 8

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HR News

» Employee Celebration picnic scheduled for May 14

» De-stress with yoga on the lawn May 14

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

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Heart Healthy on a Budget’ May 22

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April 30 — 3 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture Series presents Eric I. Knudsen

May 1 — 8 a.m.
Personalized Medicine Day

May 1 — 4:30 p.m.
Closing reception: "On the Edges - Works from Vanderbilt Department of Art Faculty and Staff"

May 2 — 6 p.m.
Songs for Life concert

May 3 — 9 a.m.
Community Shred: Pharmaceutical & Electronics Recycling Day

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