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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.

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‘Robert Penn Warren’ film director to attend documentary screening

Jan. 17, 2019—A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.

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Art professor receives dual honors for groundbreaking work

Jan. 11, 2019—Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Fine Arts Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is the recipient of a prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman grant.

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Provost establishes working group on second-year residential experience

Jan. 9, 2019—A new working group convened by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will explore trends in the second-year residential experience and identify areas to bolster student success.

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Robert Fox, early leader in Vanderbilt’s vision research, dies

Jan. 8, 2019—A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.

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Tierno named director of Vanderbilt Commencement

Jan. 4, 2019—Scott A. Tierno, a higher education administrator with significant experience in leading major campus initiatives, has been named director of Commencement and special events.

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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more

Dec. 21, 2018—Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.

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Forceno and Casey honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos surprised VIRG’s Linda Forceno and Maureen Casey at the Mass Spectrometry Research Center with the Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award just prior to Winter Break.

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Film seminar on campus over Winter Break to engage teenage boys of color

Dec. 19, 2018—​Gilman Whiting, an associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies and director of the Scholar Identity Institute, will lead a Winter Break camp and film seminar for boys of color in sixth through ninth grades Jan. 2-4.

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Vanderbilt marks milestones on expanding educational opportunity

Dec. 17, 2018—Opportunity Vanderbilt is an integral part of how the university is working with the American Talent Initiative to help talented, lower-income students receive a world-class education.

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S&P affirms AA+ rating on Vanderbilt University’s bonds

Dec. 14, 2018—Standard and Poor’s has affirmed its AA+ rating on Vanderbilt University’s bonds and its A-1+ short-term rating on the university’s commercial paper.

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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 14, 2018—VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients.

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