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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, April 27, 2015

Event celebrates new holders of endowed chairs at Vanderbilt

Seven faculty members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration April 22 at the Student Life Center.

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Poet Kate Daniels honored by Southern writers

Poet and Professor of English Kate Daniels has been inducted into the Fellowship of Southern Writers, a distinguished group founded by Robert Penn Warren, James Dickey and other notable authors.

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VU faculty to join SEC colleagues at annual conference

Vanderbilt faculty will join colleagues from the other 13 Southeastern Conference universities for a symposium titled “Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Driving a 21st-Century Economy” Sept. 20-22 in Atlanta.

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Two Vanderbilt students named American Humanity in Action fellows

Leslie Bruce and Aditya Karhade are among the 43 American recipients of the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship. They will join students and recent graduates from universities in nine countries for the Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Europe.

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Scherrer’s new blog explores the science in science fiction

In his new blog “Cosmic Yarns,” Robert Scherrer, who is both chair of the Astronomy and Physics Department and a published science fiction author, explores the intersection between science and science fiction.

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Class of 2015: Nora Pertz follows her musical passions abroad

At 14, Nora Pertz began pestering her mother to let her study abroad. And ever since her high school piano teacher found the program in Vienna, Austria, in which Pertz studied piano the summer before starting Vanderbilt, she has never looked back.

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Class of 2015: Julian Hinds champions students and civil rights

One of the challenges of doing the work that Julian Hinds is determined to do is that results may not be immediately palpable. Hinds plans to be an attorney who is deeply invested in civil rights issues and helping students gain access to quality education.

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Class of 2015: Simeng Miao finds encouragement in mentorship and research

When Simeng Miao was a first-year student living in Hank Ingram House, she often spent Friday evenings in the residence of faculty head of house Dr. Kyla Terhune. For Miao, who had long dreamed of becoming a physician, the relationship was significant.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Our favorite photos from the past week include finals, Commencement prep and Engineering Design Day.

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VUCast: Punchline power

Learn how female comedians are influencing our perceptions of femininity; see how you can benefit from the same stuff keeping race car drivers alive; and hear how a Vanderbilt senior finds inspiration in building motorcycles. Watch now!

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Take Note

» Memorial service for Levi Watkins Jr. set for April 30

» Jeremiah Cline headlines VRWC Musician’s Night April 30

» Vanderbilt charters first SACNAS student chapter in Tennessee

» Promoversity offers customized Vandy gear

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

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HR News

» Employee Celebration picnic scheduled for May 14

» De-stress with yoga on the lawn May 14

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

» Get Vandy Cooks recipe for blackened mahi mahi tacos

» Learn more about retirement plan balance transfers

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April 27-30 - All day
New Elevate town hall series

April 29-May 1
Jewelry sale at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

April 30 — 2 p.m.
Donate Life flag raising ceremony

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

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

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