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Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint
    Vanderbilt University unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint, in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050. In this week’s “What’s On My Mind” column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses sustaining and scaling Vanderbilt’s environmental stewardship. [ Read More ]
2.   Chancellor announces next round of VU trailblazers to be honored with portraits
    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus. [ Read More ]
3.   Zeppos honored by Board of Trust, faculty, students, alumni, lawmakers
    Resolutions have been approved by the Board of Trust, Faculty Senate, Vanderbilt Student Government, Alumni Board of Directors and the Tennessee General Assembly that commend Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for his leadership and accomplishments as chancellor. [ Read More ]
4.   NFL executive shares his path to professional success during campus talks
    Adolpho A. Birch III, an NFL executive who is a Law School alumnus and secretary of the Board of Trust, spent the days leading up to the 2019 NFL draft sharing his experiences and advice with the campus community. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt junior awarded Udall Scholarship
    Junior Andrew Harwell has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship for his dedication to environmental conservation efforts locally and globally. He will join a national cohort of exceptional undergraduates working on environmental issues and policy and health issues related to Native American communities. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @ryannmartin21. Ryann shared this celebratory photo of her last day of undergrad classes as a graduate of #VU2019! [ Read More ]
7.   Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launches new Strengthening the Ties blog
    Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched Strengthening the Ties, a new blog designed to elevate awareness of the myriad diversity-related resources, events, educational opportunities, initiatives and more at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
8.   Combat veteran and future trauma surgeon: Kathleen Gallagher, MD’19
    Like many medical students, Kathleen Gallagher knew by the time she’d finished high school biology that she wanted to become a doctor. It was the tragedy of Sept. 11, however, that launched her journey into trauma surgery. [ Read More ]
9.   Building community and confidence: Jarryd Bethea, BS’19
    During his college search, Jarryd Bethea sought an institution that would combine great academics, strong school spirit, and a community where he could make an impact. He found that and more at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
10.   Flying on to medical school: Riley Ferguson, BA’19
    A Facebook query seeking Vanderbilt students who were pilots led Riley Ferguson to two of her closest friends and the founding of AviaDORES, a campus organization with the mission of making aviation accessible to VU students. [ Read More ]
11.   From Mars habitat to little boy’s prosthetic hand, Design Day 2019 fascinates
    Inspiration and innovation abounded as more than 70 teams of engineering seniors presented their final projects Monday. The annual Senior Design Day attracted hundreds of visitors from Vanderbilt and the Nashville community to the Student Life Center. [ Read More ]
12.   Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education Tuesday
    Science advocacy and innovation will be the theme of the final Chancellor’s Lecture of the 2018-19 season, set for Tuesday, April 30, in Langford Auditorium. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Mae Jemison and Rush Holt, two scientists with storied careers in government and public service. [ Read More ]
13.   Join Team Vanderbilt in Nashville Commuter Challenge April 27-May 3
    As part of Transit Month, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are challenged to participate in Nashville Connector’s Commuter Challenge April 27-May 3. The challenge invites community members to try one new transportation mode other than driving alone during the week. [ Read More ]
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