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Author: Ryan Underwood

Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data

Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.

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Value-Added Mentorship

Nov. 8, 2019—Bethany Rittle-Johnson’s 20 years of investigating how to improve learning outcomes for students, particularly in mathematics, has launched a new generation of scholars pursuing similar lines of inquiry.

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Crawford Lecture and dean’s dinner mark first Patterson Fellowship events of 2019-20

Nov. 8, 2019—A lecture by human rights activist and author Supriya Vani on Oct. 30 and a Dean’s Dinner with an acclaimed theater and education professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erica Halverson, on Nov. 5 marked the first visits by Patterson Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.

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Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus helps celebrate alumnus’ military career at Alumni Hall ceremony

Oct. 22, 2019—Maj. Gen. William "Bill" Busby Hickman, BS'83, MBA'92, was recognized for his 36 years of service in the U.S. Army at a ceremony held Oct. 17 in Alumni Hall and attended by former CIA Director and Ret. Gen. David Petraeus.

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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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Cal Turner Family Foundation commits $2 million to expand Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 26, 2019—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt, housed within the Owen Graduate School of Management, is a student-driven, interdisciplinary organization focused on developing entrepreneurial, market-based solutions to alleviate poverty around the world.

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.

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Vanderbilt Magazine: VU ‘bytes’ into data science

Sep. 26, 2018—Learn how new programs in a revolutionary field are fostering discovery, collaboration and learning across campus.

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Chancellor extols virtues of higher education in speech to Nashville business leaders

Aug. 29, 2018—In a speech to the Rotary Club of Nashville, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos emphasized the broad, enduring benefits of higher education—to individuals, society and the city of Nashville itself.

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Store brand spillover can dampen profits for national brands and retailers alike

Aug. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt researchers examine what happens when store brands in one category of goods, like soup, creates demands in another category, like canned vegetables.

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‘You don’t blow your diet on Twinkies’: Why consumers seek to maximize goal violations

Aug. 2, 2018—When consumers contemplate violating a personal goal (i.e., cheating on a diet, overspending on a budget), they often seek to make the most of that violation by choosing the most extreme option, according to new research from Kelly Goldsmith.

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Anchor man: Zeppos marks 10 years as Vanderbilt’s chancellor

Jun. 8, 2018—In this exclusive story from the latest issue of 'Vanderbilt Magazine,' we look back on Nicholas S. Zeppos' first 10 years as chancellor—and hear his thoughts on Vanderbilt's trajectory for the future.

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