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  Wednesday, May 12, 2021  
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Dr. Anthony Fauci to open celebrations for Class of 2021 this Friday
Vanderbilt University is honoring its Class of 2021 with a special weekend of Commencement celebrations May 14–16. All activities will observe campus health and safety protocols. Here’s what you need to know to guide you through the weekend.
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Vanderbilt awards endowed chairs to 11 faculty members
Vanderbilt University has selected 11 prominent faculty members who have distinguished themselves as pioneers and leaders in their fields to receive endowed chairs.
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Nine faculty named 2021 Chancellor Faculty Fellows
Nine outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2021 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
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EADJ and Campos-Pons honored with major art awards
Afro-Cuban American artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and the Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice, a trans-institutional partnership that she founded at Vanderbilt University, have received prestigious awards this spring.
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Vanderbilt commercialized 25 COVID-19 related discoveries, facilitated nine startups during record-setting year
The Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization continued to play a pivotal role in translating the research findings of Vanderbilt faculty into products and companies in 2020 that have the potential to transform many aspects of life, from disease prevention to quality of life-enhancing products.
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Excellence in Podcasting Competition underway; students invited to apply through May 17
To showcase and honor explorations in audio storytelling, Vanderbilt University has announced the Excellence in Podcasting Competition, open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students.
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Dean of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to discuss advancing health equity May 18
Antonia M. Villarruel, the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, will discuss “Advancing Health Equity: A Mandate for Nursing” on Tuesday, May 18, from noon to 1 p.m. CT as part of the VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series. The event is free, but registration is required.
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Class of 2021:
Family bonds inspire biomedical engineering major
to fight breast cancer through cellular research
A series of family heartaches propelled Yoanna Ivanova to pursue cellular research tied to breast cancer. She credits her fellow engineering majors in the Clark Scholars Program for creating positive experiences in and out of the lab.


Take Note

Virtual Day of Wond’ry set for May 12

VKC to discuss ‘Standards of Care, Disability and COVID-19’ during May 19 panel

Blair School of Music offers ‘Music Theory Without Fear’ June 7-11

‘The Business of VU’ preparing for fifth cohort in fall 2021; applications now open

NISE graduate trainee program now accepting applications

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Security notice UPDATE: Possible shots fired at Holiday Inn


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp
· MAY ·
  Duke professor and author to discuss ‘What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Evolution’
· MAY ·
  Basic Sciences virtual conversation: ‘How the Brain Remembers’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Online speech shield under fire as Trump Facebook ban stays
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Axios: The wealthy exodus from superstar cities
Peter Haslag, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The New York Times: 5 tips for taming back-to-school anxiety
Mary Louise Hemmeter, professor of special education, is quoted.
Bloomberg: A baby boom would be bad
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, writes about declining birth rates and global food insecurity.
Nashville Medical News: Leading with purpose
April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, has been named president-elect of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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