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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Zeppos: 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. [ Read More ]
2.   Wente: 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. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt Bowling is 2019 national runner-up
    The Vanderbilt bowling team is the 2019 national runner-up, after falling short to Stephen F. Austin State University in the NCAA championship April 13. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @vandylibraries for this spectacular shot advertising goat yoga on Peabody Lawn! It really doesn’t get any cuter than this. 😍🐐 [ Read More ]
5.   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. [ Read More ]
6.   Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar
    Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders capable of solving the world’s most complex problems. [ Read More ]
7.   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. [ Read More ]
8.   Refugees and a ‘third-culture kid’: Aya Abou-Jaoude, BS’19
    Aya Abou-Jaoude has always planned to become a physician. But she says an eye-opening Vanderbilt course last year about refugee resettlement helped affirm her ultimate goal: to pursue pediatric medicine, with a particular focus on refugee health. [ Read More ]
9.   Beyond the petri dish: Gabriela Alvarado, PhD’19
    Gabriela Alvarado began her graduate program intent on studying something microscopic, but she ended up developing a passion for understanding the bigger picture of her research. [ Read More ]
10.   Engineering’s Senior Design Day is Monday
    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. [ Read More ]
11.   Zeppos hosts NFL executive, BOT secretary 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 suite of engaging lectures and activities April 23-24. The events are part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. [ Read More ]
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