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Author: Kara Furlong

I Am Vanderbilt: Natalee Erb

Oct. 14, 2019—Natalee Erb knows that Vanderbilt students undergo a great deal of personal growth outside of the classroom, and that their undergraduate experience begins to take shape soon after they arrive on campus.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Billy Teets

Sep. 13, 2019—Through field trips, science camps and public events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, outreach astronomer Billy Teets engages Middle Tennessee students and community members in the process of lifelong learning and discovery.

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Three VU doctoral students receive 2019 Gilliam Fellowships to support diversity and inclusion in science

Sep. 3, 2019—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers. The grants are designed to support new scientific leaders and foster diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

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Murry named University Professor

Aug. 26, 2019—Velma McBride Murry, who holds the Lois Autrey Betts Chair in Education and Human Development, has been named University Professor of Human and Organizational Development and University Professor of Health Policy.

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Watch Nashville firefighters train in Vanderbilt’s Carmichael Tower 4

Jul. 18, 2019—Nashville firefighters deployed hoses, operated ladders, forced open doors and practiced search-and-rescue tactics when they took part in a unique training opportunity at Vanderbilt's 14-story Carmichael Tower 4 residence hall in June.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Jonathan Ertelt

Jul. 16, 2019—The Vanderbilt greenhouses are a lush, light-filled retreat in the heart of campus, and Jonathan Ertelt is charged with making sure each of their inhabitants thrives.

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Dean Whittier, professor of biological sciences, emeritus, has died

Jun. 27, 2019—Dean P. Whittier, an emeritus professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt and an internationally known researcher on the biology of ferns, died May 29. He was 83.

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Vanderbilt, Nashville Fire Department team up for unique training opportunity at university’s Carmichael Towers

Jun. 17, 2019—More than 800 Nashville firefighters from across Davidson County will participate in a unique training opportunity on the Vanderbilt campus June 18-29, when they conduct high-rise fire response drills in the university’s Carmichael West Tower 4 residence hall, slated for demolition later this summer.

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Evans, Geer host community update on chancellor search

Jun. 7, 2019—The anticipated timeline for the search for Vanderbilt’s next chancellor and the search firm that will support the process were discussed at a town hall-style gathering for the Vanderbilt community on June 5.

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Vanderbilt University honors 25 as emeriti faculty; Zeppos appointed chancellor emeritus

May. 10, 2019—Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. In addition, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was appointed Chancellor Emeritus, effective Aug. 15, 2019.

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Gordon Logan elected to National Academy of Sciences

May. 9, 2019—Gordon Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, has been elected a foreign associate of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Randy Smith

May. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt campus hums with a particular energy in the days leading up to Commencement. Randy Smith, a supervisor in Plant Operations, manages a team of housekeeping staff tasked with getting buildings ready to accommodate the more than 25,000 friends and family members who will be on campus celebrating graduates.

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