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  Friday, April 19, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Opportunity Vanderbilt and the cycle of impact
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Opportunity Vanderbilt’s 10 years of impact in this week’s column.
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The Open Dore: Moving forward together
In her April newsletter, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente reflects on the tenure and legacy of outgoing Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as well as planning for the university’s future.
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Zeppos hosts NFL executive for special campus visit April 23-24
National Football League executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust secretary Adolpho A. Birch III will visit campus for a series of engaging lectures and activities April 23-24. The events are part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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Army general and engineering professor excels at dual career
Gen. Gene LeBoeuf manages to meld his two personas to the benefit of both soldiers and students, moving back and forth between lives with the support of the university and his family.
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Law School, VUMC team up to develop and test ‘safe harbor’ standards of care
A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.
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Vanderbilt senior named to 2020 class of Yenching Scholars
Steven Yue Heng Yang, a philosophy and economics double major who is on track to graduate from Vanderbilt this May after completing all of his course requirements in just three years, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Yenching Scholars. This highly competitive award provides a fully funded one-year master’s degree in one of six core areas of study at the Yenching Academy at Peking University.
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Read about recent faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.
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Engineering’s Senior Design Day is April 22
Design Day 2019 will showcase some 70 projects by teams in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science. This year’s open house is Monday, April 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center.
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Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood in April newsletter
This month’s issue features information about ongoing construction activity in the neighborhood and plans for upcoming end-of-year events.  
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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Volunteers needed for Commencement
Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2019 is May 8–10, and your help is needed to make the event a success. This year, volunteer registration will take place through InItLive, a cloud-based volunteer management system that allows you to sign up, manage shifts and communicate with key staff before, during and after Commencement.
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Happy helping others: Robby Perry, BE’19
From an Alternative Spring Break trip to renovate houses with Habitat for Humanity, to a Home Depot–sponsored web-coding hackathon, to a semester of study abroad that took him to cities such as Madrid, Marrakesh and Istanbul—Robby Perry’s time at Vanderbilt exemplifies just how much you can pack into four years.


Take Note

Join Team Vanderbilt in Nashville Commuter Challenge April 27-May 3

VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

Data network services temporarily unavailable May 21

‘Business of VU’ program to welcome third cohort this fall; applications due June 1

Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud

Veterans with GERD needed for research study

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Typical children ages 3-17 needed for research study

Limited submission opportunity: Grants for Youth Education and Scientific Education

Limited submission opportunity: Ornamental Horticulture Grants

American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’


Coming Up

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  Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminar
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  McGee Public Policy Lecture to feature Northwestern’s Joel Mokyr
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  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: ‘Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering’
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  Graduate School presents author Andrea Wulf
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  Vanderbilt to host on-site Global Entry enrollment event April 30-May 1


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Why cathedrals are vulnerable to burning quickly and take a long time to rebuild
Kevin Murphy, professor of history of art, is quoted. Notre Dame Cathedral fire spurs Islamophobic conspiracy theories on social media
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice in anthropology, addresses the Islamophobic narrative surrounding Notre Dame’s burning.
The Conversation: Russia isn’t the first country to protest Western control over global telecommunications
Ph.D. student Sarah Nelson writes about the history of global telecommunications.
Pacific Standard: Will algorithmic tools help or harm the homeless?
Beth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
USA Today: Hunka hunka burning rubber: Nashville bike route looks like Elvis playing a guitar
Postdoctoral scholar Nick Adams, along with Dale Edgerton, research associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, and Bryan Shepherd, professor of biostatistics, organized a special Elvis-themed bike ride.
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