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Vanderbilt alumnus named Schwarzman Scholar

Dec. 10, 2019—Phillip McGloin, a May 2018 graduate of the College of Arts and Science, has been named to the 2021 class of Schwarzman Scholars, one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships. Located at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the Schwarzman Scholars Program is designed to prepare future global leaders to meet the geopolitical challenges of the 21st century.

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Chemical engineering champion, masterful teacher Karl B. Schnelle has died

Dec. 10, 2019—Emeritus professor Karl B. Schnelle Jr., a pioneer in environmental engineering, book author, masterful teacher and mentor, is remembered by scores of former students and faculty colleagues as a charismatic and generous Vanderbilt engineering professor who became a lifelong friend.

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Benefit Spotlight: Travel Assistance gives peace of mind during holiday travel season

Dec. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University offers Travel Assistance to employees who are currently enrolled in accidental death and dismemberment insurance. This service offers you and your dependents medical, travel, legal and financial assistance services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, worldwide.

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Search committee reflects on selection of Diermeier

Dec. 9, 2019—Members of the Chancellor Search Committee reflect on the selection of Daniel Diermeier as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor and discuss the qualities he brings to the role.

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Enabling Innovation seminar: ‘Attracting Capital to Fuel Your Biotech/Scientific Startup’ Dec. 13

Dec. 9, 2019—The Enabling Innovation Initiative presents Kayla Graff, CEO and co-founder of SweetBio, who will discuss “Million Dollar Lessons: Attracting Capital to Fuel Your Biotech/Scientific Startup” on Friday, Dec. 13, beginning at 2 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 512.

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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals

Dec. 9, 2019—Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.

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Simaan honored as IEEE fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 9, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes Simaan for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery.

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Save on taxes, impact Vanderbilt with year-end giving

Dec. 9, 2019—The end of the calendar year at Vanderbilt brings not only shorter days and final exams, but also numerous ways to give back to the university. Given unprecedented market strength, certain methods for giving may be more appealing this year, offering donors numerous tax-saving benefits.

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Open Mind: Reflecting on a year of change and continued strength

Dec. 9, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente looks back on an eventful 2019 and reflects on the many pivotal moments that will define the next chapter of Vanderbilt’s history in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Ph.D. bridge programs show success in fostering diversity and inclusion, according to new study

Dec. 6, 2019—A team of STEM researchers, including Vanderbilt astrophysicist Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, have published a new collaborative study on Ph.D. bridge programs as a mechanism to empower students, foster diversity and spur a more holistic approach to graduate education. 

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Vanderbilt community welcomes Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier at campus reception

Dec. 6, 2019—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Student Life Center on Wednesday afternoon to greet Daniel Diermeier, who was named as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor earlier in the day. Diermeier’s term as chancellor will begin on July 1, 2020.

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Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data

Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.

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Vanderbilt alumna awarded prestigious 2020 Rhodes Scholarship

Dec. 6, 2019—Sarena Martinez, a 2016 Vanderbilt graduate who majored in psychology and minored in French, was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She is one of only 32 scholars selected from across the United States for 2020.

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Our favorite #vandygram

Dec. 6, 2019—No matter the season, our 'Dores love exploring the city of Nashville! This week, our favorite #vandygram goes to @jihyepercussion for this fun shot from her orchestra repertoire class. Anyone know which coffee shop she's at? 😉

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Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit

Dec. 6, 2019—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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