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Using Science to Spark Innovation: Jasper Lu, BS’19, MS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Creative writing and computer science classes in middle school and high school inspired Jasper Lu to pursue a liberal arts education at Vanderbilt, where he could explore all his passions and identify connections between them.

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Combat Veteran and Future Trauma Surgeon: Kathleen Gallagher, MD’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Like many medical students, Kathleen Gallagher knew by the time she’d finished high school biology that she wanted to become a doctor. It was the tragedy of Sept. 11, however, that launched her journey into trauma surgery.

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A Scientific Mind and a Heart for Women’s Issues: Ananya Sharma, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—As the only child of a university biology professor, Ananya Sharma’s talent in science came naturally. Yet, while navigating a STEM-specialized curriculum in high school, she discovered an interest in women’s studies.

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Building Community and Confidence: Jarryd Bethea, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—During his college search, Jarryd Bethea sought an institution that would combine great academics, strong school spirit, and a community where he could make an impact. He found that and more at Vanderbilt.

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Musical Talent and Mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything," he says.

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Runner’s High: Evan Suzman, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Evan Suzman, a cross country runner for the Commodores, likes to clear his mind with long, winding runs across campus. Off the course, the native New Yorker is a double major in history and child development, with a focus on the history of science.

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GetPreCiSe Workshop: Privacy in Genetics: Opportunities and Threats

Apr. 10, 2019—The Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in a Community Setting (GetPreCiSe) is hosting its annual workshop on April 16. This event is open to the VU/VUMC community.

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‘Business of VU’ program to welcome third cohort this fall; applications due June 1

Apr. 10, 2019—The Business of VU program is accepting applications for its third cohort in fall 2019. The program offers the Vanderbilt community an opportunity to learn about the business operations of the university and higher education as a whole.

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Vanderbilt community raises $9.4 million on Giving Day

Apr. 10, 2019—More than 8,200 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends, came together on April 4 to raise over $9.4 million in support of the university’s mission to educate, discover and lead.

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Weight Watchers at Work open house April 17

Apr. 10, 2019—A new session of the Weight Watchers at Work program is about to begin. You’re invited to an open house on Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 11 a.m. in 5163 Doctors’ Office Tower at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking Unfamiliar Vegetables from the CSA Box’ May 1

Apr. 10, 2019—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus will present a Vandy Cooks event with John Compton, program coordinator for Rooted Community Health, on Wednesday, May 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the VRWC’s demonstration kitchen.

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Vanderbilt joins National Academies sexual harassment prevention collaborative as founding member

Apr. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University has joined with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a founding member of the new Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

Apr. 10, 2019—Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.

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Zeppos hosts NFL executive, board secretary Adolpho A. Birch III for special campus visit April 23-24

Apr. 10, 2019—National Football League executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust secretary Adolpho A. Birch III will visit campus for a suite of engaging lectures and activities April 23-24. The events are part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Jessica Cantlon to deliver educational neuroscience talk April 11

Apr. 10, 2019—“Math and Logic in Monkeys, Children and Remote Cultures,” will take place Thursday, April 11 at Hobbs Hall.

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