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Global tennis champion Venus Williams to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2018—Venus Williams—an international tennis champion, entrepreneur and author—will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2019, when she addresses graduating seniors at Vanderbilt and their families.

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Learn about faculty roles in residential colleges at Dec. 4 event

Nov. 30, 2018—Faculty who are interested in serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to an open house Dec. 4 at the dean’s residence on The Ingram Commons.

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Grandin rejects low expectations, insists workforce critically needs people with autism in VU lecture

Nov. 30, 2018—Temple Grandin—inventor, speaker, author and perhaps the autism community’s best-known advocate—encouraged her audience at Vanderbilt University on Thursday to embrace the diagnosis of autism for what it can do: add diverse thinkers to a workforce that not only can accommodate them, but desperately needs them.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Shaneithia Lewis

Nov. 30, 2018—Cpl. Shaneithia Lewis patrols her assigned zone each day with the mission of keeping the campus safe. But she does so with a unique partner riding along.

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Student-athlete dies after battle with cancer

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt student-athlete Turner Cockrell, a third-year tight end on the Commodore football team, died Thursday following a long battle with cancer. He was 21.

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Beta cell biomarker findings may speed diabetes research

Nov. 30, 2018—Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified a biomarker for insulin-producing beta cells. Their finding could lead to improved ways to study and treat diabetes.

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Stanford’s Athey to give Steine Lecture Dec. 5

Nov. 30, 2018—Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will discuss “The Impact of Digital Intermediaries on Product Quality and Industry Structure: Evidence from News and Ridesharing” on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Lung cancer survival signal

Nov. 30, 2018—New research by Jonathan Lehman and Pierre Massion have identfied a bioimarker that suggests poor prognosis for small-cell lung cancer, as well as potential target for new therapies.

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Ethics study explores precision medicine’s risks, rewards

Nov. 30, 2018—Results of the study suggest the prospect of an array of individual and societal benefits to personalized medicine, as well as risks for physical, dignitary, group, economic, psychological and legal harms, many of which may have been over-emphasized or overlooked in the literature.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Braitmayer K-12 Innovative Practices Grants

Nov. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt University anticipates the opportunity to submit one application to The Braitmayer Foundation. The Braitmayer Foundation is interested in proposals utilizing innovative practices in K-12 education throughout the United States.

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‘Navigating School Choice’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 13

Nov. 30, 2018—Jenai Hayes, a representative from Metro Nashville Public Schools’ Office of School Options, will discuss navigating school choice at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group.

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NEI grants help bolster glaucoma research efforts

Nov. 30, 2018—Tonia Rex and David Calkins were recently awarded National Eye Institute grants totaling $6.8 million over five years to develop new treatments for optic neuropathies and glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness.

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Green tea and diabetes

Nov. 30, 2018—A recent study led by Xiao-Ou Shu and colleagues found that green tea drinking was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese adults, possibly due to the use of pesticides on tea plants--though the researchers call for further study of the exact mechanism.

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VandyVans stop relocated, parking and roadways to close in West End Neighborhood

Nov. 30, 2018—The VandyVans stop on 24th Avenue will relocate to the lot in front of Carmichael Towers East, effective Friday evening, Nov. 30, and many parking lots within the West End Neighborhood will close permanently over winter break, including fraternity and sorority lots, as the area transforms to become more accessible and pedestrian-centric.

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Analyzing single-cell landscapes

Nov. 30, 2018—Qi Liu, PhD, Ken Lau, PhD, and colleagues have developed a new tool, sc-UniFrac, to quantify diverse cell types in single-cell studies.

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