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Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Wente: Giving thanks to our Vanderbilt community
    Ahead of Thanksgiving, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente expresses gratitude for the faculty, staff, students and all members of the Vanderbilt community who bring the university’s mission to life each day, she writes in her latest “Open Mind” column. [ Read More ]
2.   Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt
    Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the “flagship” presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20. [ Read More ]
3.   Adichie captures power of storytelling in feminism, empowerment in Chancellor’s Lecture
    The power of storytelling—as a way to dismantle, re-envision and understand our culture and ourselves—resonated throughout the Nov. 21 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk by world-renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. [ Read More ]
4.   Caroline Kennedy to deliver 2020 Vanderbilt Graduates Day address
    Best-selling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to Vanderbilt graduating students and their families in May 2020. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    Once you’re part of the Vanderbilt family, you’re in it for life! This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @sevargo for sharing these snapshots of her and Vandy friends at their 10-year reunion. [ Read More ]
6.   Jiang recognized as Vanderbilt’s 2019 Outstanding Senior
    With a passion for science, business and education, Troy Jiang works to serve and empower others in a way that makes a lasting difference. Community members recognized Jiang’s impact throughout his time at Vanderbilt when he was named Outstanding Senior on Oct. 19. [ Read More ]
7.   Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs
    Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions that would make life a little easier for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon. [ Read More ]
8.   Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions
    Members of the Class of 2020 will be the first civil engineering students to graduate under a revamped curriculum, designed to engage students early by combining hands-on projects with big-picture thinking.  [ Read More ]
9.   VU students manage $500K of $12M portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge Program
    Vanderbilt University students in two business minor elective courses are getting hands-on experience in the investment world thanks to a unique program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority. [ Read More ]
10.   University launches new series of unconscious bias workshops
    In support of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus, the university has announced a new series of educational workshops on unconscious bias. The workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of and issues affecting the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
11.   Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture Dec. 3
    Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham “2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come” at the Dec. 3 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event. [ Read More ]
12.   Leveraging Youth: How to teach old dogs new tricks and vice versa
    Beyond cups of coffee, what does an office intern really offer? New Vanderbilt research shows that in youth-centered industries, older generations rely on the trend-savvy interns more than they realize or choose to admit. [ Read More ]
13.   Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics
    Vanderbilt Campus Dining has announced a new partnership with Athletics that will allow students, faculty and staff with a Campus Dining meal plan to use a meal swipe at men’s and women’s basketball games at Memorial Gym. The program launches Nov. 20. [ Read More ]
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