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  Friday, May 10, 2019  
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Zeppos offers ‘eight words’ of advice in farewell Commencement address
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos encouraged graduates at Vanderbilt Commencement to be the brave leaders that America and the world desperately needs—leaders who focus on making the world better for others, not just themselves.
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Venus Williams to Vanderbilt graduates: Make mistakes, stay uncomfortable, help others
Tennis champion, entrepreneur and equal rights advocate Venus Williams imparted to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2019 a well-tested list for success heavy on risk-taking, goal-making and optimism during remarks delivered Thursday in Memorial Gym as part of Senior Day.
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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2019 Founder’s Medalists
Vanderbilt University recognized exceptional graduating students from each of its undergraduate and professional schools during this year’s Commencement ceremonies.
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Vanderbilt University honors 25 as emeriti faculty; Zeppos appointed chancellor emeritus
Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. In addition, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was appointed chancellor emeritus, effective Aug. 15.
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Gordon Logan elected to National Academy of Sciences
Gordon Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, has been elected a foreign associate of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
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Employee Appreciation Picnic: Deadline to register for craft fair today
Would your holiday wreath make Martha Stewart jealous? Do you dream of opening an Etsy shop? We invite crafters of all trades to enter the Employee Appreciation Picnic: At the County Fair craft fair. The deadline to enter is Friday, May 10.
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ANA president to give Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture May 13
Ernest J. Grant, the 36th president of the American Nurses Association and the first man elected to that office, will give the School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 13. Grant’s lecture, “Nursing at the Crossroads: The Future of Health Care,” is open to the Vanderbilt community.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Randy Smith
The Vanderbilt campus hums with a particular energy in the days leading up to Commencement. Randy Smith, a supervisor in Plant Operations, manages a team of housekeeping staff tasked with getting buildings ready to accommodate the more than 25,000 friends and family members who will be on campus celebrating graduates.


Take Note

Pedestrian bridge to temporarily close after Commencement

Free memory and Alzheimer’s gene screenings May 14

Registration open: 2019 BRET Annual Career Symposium, ‘Influencing Human Health with Your Ph.D.’

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Blair Children’s Chorus to hold auditions in May, August

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

Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium is Aug. 8

‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of new exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections


Coming Up

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  Employee Appreciation Picnic: Deadline to register for baking contest is today
· MAY ·
  National Science Foundation lecture: ‘An Inclusive and Diverse Computing Community’
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  Informational meeting for MacArthur 100 & Change proposals
· MAY ·
  Babies and You: ‘Basics of Infant Safety at Home and in the Car’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Vox: What should a left foreign policy look like? An Elizabeth Warren adviser offers his vision.
Ganesh Sitaraman, Chancellor Faculty Fellow and professor of law, is interviewed.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt University launches blog dedicated to diversity-related efforts on campus
James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, is quoted.
Forbes: How to market with social media influencers and celebs like Tom Skerritt
Vanderbilt research is highlighted, and Jennifer Escalas, associate professor of marketing, is mentioned.
Bloomberg: Nashville wants to be the next Austin, but Tennessee won’t make it easy
Christopher Carpenter, professor of economics, is quoted.
Science: As gene testing surges, lawsuits aren’t far behind
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics, professor of pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
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