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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Apr. 10, 2019—Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.

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From South Africa with Love: Bill-Kande Badi, BA’19

Apr. 9, 2019—Bill-Kande Badi never imagined he’d pursue a career in film when he traveled more than 8,500 miles from his hometown of Pretoria, South Africa, to study at Vanderbilt. But then he signed up for Cinema and Media Arts courses and “fell in love with making movies.”

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American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Apr. 9, 2019—Applications are being solicited for support by the American Cancer Society‐Institutional Research Grant (IRG). These funds are designed to provide seed money to support junior faculty members with an interest in cancer research who do not have external grant support.

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‘Molecular Cell’ editor to discuss scientific publishing April 15

Apr. 9, 2019—Brian Plosky, editor-in-chief of Molecular Cell, will discuss “Opening the Black Box of Scientific Publishing” on Monday, April 15, at 12:15 p.m.

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Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy to explore chronic loneliness April 12

Apr. 9, 2019—People who feel chronically lonely are often struck by the fact that no one seems to need them. In the next Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy, the University of Warwick's Kimberley Brownlee will explore the tragedy of chronic loneliness, the moral urgency of our need for social connection, and the social human rights that this need grounds.

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Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Apr. 9, 2019—Individuals with Type 1 diabetes between the ages of 18-28 are invited to give feedback on the challenges of transitioning from pediatric to adult care providers.

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My Southern Health: 4 tips for back care in these warm, sunny months

Apr. 9, 2019—Months of warm, glorious sun draw us outdoors to enjoy the weather, but those same months can be tough on the back. Here are four tips for back care to keep in mind this time of year, from Byron Stephens II, M.D., a Vanderbilt Spine Center specialist with Vanderbilt Orthopaedics.

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Student Alumni Programs and Board celebrate 10 years

Apr. 9, 2019—For 10 years, the Vanderbilt Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Programs have helped thousands of students build class traditions and connect with alumni. The Student Alumni Board has been there every step of the way.

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Commodores in the Community celebrates alumni passion for service

Apr. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt has a longstanding commitment to community service, including strong student traditions such as Alternative Spring Break and supporting areas of need in the Nashville area. In March 2019, the Vanderbilt Alumni Association celebrated that passion with a new monthlong series, Commodores in the Community, to extend the collective impact of the global Vanderbilt alumni network.

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Data strategist Jesse Tow joins Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Apr. 8, 2019—James E. Page Jr., Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has appointed Jesse Tow as data strategist for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Renée Ater to examine monument to nation’s slave past in April 11 Goldberg Lecture

Apr. 8, 2019—Ater will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, April 11, at 4:10 pm in Cohen 203, with a reception to follow in the atrium. Her lecture, “Death, Remembrance, and the Slave Past,” is about a place of reckoning with the slave past, of erasure and discovery, of acknowledgement and reclamation.

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Vanderbilt to host on-site Global Entry enrollment event April 30-May 1

Apr. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt Travel will host a Global Entry enrollment event with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on April 30 and May 1 and will conduct on-site interviews at Vanderbilt Finance, located in the Baker Building, Suite 900, for Vanderbilt employees and their immediate family members who travel internationally.

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Vanderbilt Owen LGBTQ+ undergraduate info session April 16

Apr. 7, 2019—The Owen Graduate School of Management invites Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ undergraduate students to an information session on Tuesday, April 16.

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Parenting Group hosts end-of-year lunch, planning session April 18

Apr. 7, 2019—The final Parenting Group meeting of the spring 2019 semester will offer an opportunity to socialize and brainstorm about potential topics the group would like to discuss next academic year.

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Giving Day 2019 a success

Apr. 7, 2019—More than 7,800 members of the Vanderbilt community joined together to raise over $8.6 million in support of hundreds of areas of the university on Giving Day 2019.

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