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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust names 4 new members, reappoints 6

Apr. 19, 2019—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust elected four new members and re-elected six others at its April 18 meeting.

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Save the date: Employee Appreciation Picnic May 14

Apr. 19, 2019—Enjoy food trucks, games, prizes, baking contests, a craft fair, line dancing, a livestock petting zoo and more! Employee Appreciation events are held throughout the year to express thanks to Vanderbilt employees for playing an integral part in Vanderbilt’s purpose and mission.

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What’s On My Mind: Opportunity Vanderbilt and the cycle of impact

Apr. 19, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Opportunity Vanderbilt's 10 years of impact in this week's column.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 19, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @vandylibraries for this spectacular shot advertising goat yoga on Peabody Lawn this week! It really doesn't get any cuter than this. 😍🐐

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The Open Dore: Moving forward together

Apr. 19, 2019—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.

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Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood in April newsletter

Apr. 19, 2019—This month’s issue features information about ongoing construction activity in the neighborhood and plans for upcoming end-of-year events.  

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements

Apr. 18, 2019—Read about recent faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Engineering’s Senior Design Day is April 22

Apr. 18, 2019—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.

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Vanderbilt senior named to 2020 class of Yenching Scholars

Apr. 18, 2019—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.

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Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: ‘Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering’

Apr. 18, 2019—The Downing Lab is interested in understanding how the chemical and biophysical microenvironment influences adult cell behavior and phenotype through epigenetic gene regulatory mechanisms.

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Graduate School presents author Andrea Wulf April 29

Apr. 18, 2019—Author Andrea Wulf will speak at Vanderbilt about her book, The Invention of Nature, on Monday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

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Team explores fungal infection quandary in lung cancer screenings

Apr. 18, 2019—Benign lesions caused by a common fungus can mimic those caused by cancer in the lungs. A Vanderbilt research team is on the hunt for a non-invasive way for doctors to tell the two diseases apart.

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Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study

Apr. 18, 2019—Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases.

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Researchers find high-risk genes for schizophrenia

Apr. 18, 2019—Using a unique computational framework they developed, a team of scientist cyber-sleuths in the Vanderbilt University Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute has identified 104 high-risk genes for schizophrenia.

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Law School, VUMC team up on DHHS grant to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care

Apr. 18, 2019—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s schools of law, medicine and management has received a five-year research grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop and test “safe harbor” standards of care based on scientific evidence.

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