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Legendary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his enduring sense of discovery on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Jun. 1, 2017—America's historian Ken Burns spoke with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his four decades of filmmaking, the lessons he's learned and what's coming next for "The Zeppos Report."

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Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives.

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Commencement extra-special for grandfather who marches in granddaughter’s ceremony

May. 12, 2017—It was a double celebration at Vanderbilt University’s Commencement for alumnus Jim Cheshire. He marched in the procession May 12 along with other members of the Class of 1967 to mark the 50th anniversary of his graduation. His granddaughter Rachel Riendeau marched as well, receiving her bachelor’s degree along with 1,736 other members of the Class of 2017.

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A conversation with America’s historian, Ken Burns

May. 8, 2017—Ken Burns, Vanderbilt University’s 2017 Nichols-Chancellor's Medalist and Senior Day speaker, took a break last month from editing his upcoming film, "Country Music," to talk with MyVU and share his insights on filmmaking, where America stands today, and some contemplative thoughts for seniors on the cusp of Commencement.

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TIPs NetsBlox project aims to make computer programming intuitive and understandable

May. 2, 2017—Supported by TIPs funding, Engineering's Akos Ledeczi is pursuing the development of NetsBlox, a computer programming platform that could make writing programs as intuitive as writing an email.

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Class of 2017: Lauren Pak seeks to resolve conflict and promote understanding

Apr. 26, 2017—Lauren Pak’s passport is a map of injustices around the world. She has spent much of her undergraduate career learning about conflict resolution—not just through classroom lectures and reading, but also by doing hands-on, university-funded research on five continents.

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Ingram family honors father with $20 million gift to Vanderbilt’s College Halls

Apr. 21, 2017—Three Ingram family members are making gifts totaling $20 million to name Vanderbilt University’s newest College Hall in honor of their late father and former Board of Trust member, E. Bronson Ingram.

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Chancellor pledges to fight for university’s mission, values during trying times

Apr. 7, 2017—In an era when colleges and universities are attacked and research and discovery are devalued, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos pledged at the spring faculty assembly to fight for Vanderbilt's mission.

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Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program at School of Engineering

Apr. 5, 2017—A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering.

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Chancellor Charter tour shows how Music City got its name

Mar. 20, 2017—About 30 Vanderbilt staff, students and faculty members spent Saturday learning how Nashville became Music City during the second Chancellor’s Charter tour.

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Students, administrators discuss West End neighborhood planning at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Mar. 16, 2017—About 75 students shared their ideas on the possibilities for the redevelopment of Vanderbilt University’s West End neighborhood at a Chancellor’s Town Hall Wednesday evening.

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Wente, Pinson visit state leaders during Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill

Mar. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill March 7 allowed campus leaders to meet with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to thank them for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships.

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