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Anita Mahadevan-Jansen elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 4, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.

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‘Trash Heap of History’ exhibit spotlights 1989 fall of Communism in Romania

Dec. 4, 2019—Previously trashed items that offer insight into Romanian life during the overthrow of its totalitarian dictatorship in 1989 comprise a new exhibit at the Divinity Library.

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Vanderbilt University’s Ninth Chancellor

Dec. 4, 2019—Dear Vanderbilt Community, After a comprehensive search informed by our community, I am proud to announce that the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has named the university’s ninth chancellor: Daniel Diermeier. Daniel is a distinguished and pathbreaking leader, scholar and teacher who currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago and is a member...

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Internationally renowned scholar Daniel Diermeier named Vanderbilt University chancellor

Dec. 4, 2019—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor. He will begin his term as chancellor on July 1, 2020. Diermeier currently is the provost at the University of Chicago, where he previously served as dean of the Harris School of Public Policy.

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2020 VUSRP applications now open

Dec. 4, 2019—Applications are now open for the summer 2020 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000–$6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a Vanderbilt faculty member. Students can use their VUSRP experience to satisfy Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Submit your Green Fund application during the Vanderbilt Green-a-thon

Dec. 3, 2019—This year, applications for the Vanderbilt Green Fund will be submitted via a special one-hour event: the Vanderbilt Green-a-thon.

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Vanderbilt to host children’s cheer and dance opportunity Jan. 11

Dec. 3, 2019—Calling all cheerleaders and dancers grades K-6. Be a part of the annual game day experience on Jan. 11. Participate in a workshop with the Vanderbilt Spirit Squad and perform during the men's basketball vs. Texas A&M game.

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Register for the Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference on Jan. 10

Dec. 3, 2019—The Nashville entrepreneurial ecosystem is growing rapidly, and Vanderbilt intends to help spur that development. Join us as we bring innovative individuals together on campus for a day of conversations centered on ideation, growth and investing in the startup space.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Braitmayer K-12 Innovative Practices Grants

Dec. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University anticipates the opportunity to submit one application to The Braitmayer Foundation K-12 Innovative Practices Grants. The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: The Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants

Dec. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application per academic department to the Graham Foundation's Production and Presentation Grants for Organizations. The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts assists with the production and presentation of significant programs about architecture and the designed environment in order to promote dialogue, raise awareness and develop new and wider audiences.

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Play commissioned by Vanderbilt helps kids grapple with complexities of immigration

Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Nashville Children’s Theatre co-commissioned a children’s play based on Julia Alvarez’s award winning book "Return to Sender." The Nashville Children’s Theatre hosted the play’s world premiere in October.

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FutureVU Advisory Committee announced

Dec. 2, 2019—A new advisory committee comprising faculty, staff and students from across the university will provide feedback on current plans, concepts and options for FutureVU, the university’s comprehensive campus planning initiative.

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Campus Dining offers discount on meal plans for faculty and staff Dec. 9-13

Dec. 2, 2019—Campus Dining is offering Vanderbilt University faculty and staff members a limited-time discount on meal plans during the week of Dec. 9-13. Enjoy cuisine from award-winning chefs, all within walking distance of your office, at a special price: 15 meals for the price of 10.

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Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 3

Dec. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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Improving financial inclusion and community, one experience at a time

Dec. 2, 2019—A student-led, university-supported initiative called Experience Vanderbilt is working to minimize the monetary constraints associated with participating in extracurriculars and create more financial inclusion at the university.

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