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Author: Ryan Underwood

Vanderbilt University partners with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to develop novel treatments for central nervous system disorders

Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift

May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.

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Vanderbilt receives $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation to further treatments for brain disorders

May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to support pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

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Vanderbilt’s Next Chancellor: Daniel Diermeier becomes the university’s ninth chancellor

Feb. 17, 2020—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4.

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Vanderbilt Magazine: Backyard Boom

Jan. 29, 2020—Nashville has emerged as a cultural hotspot—with plenty of Vanderbilt alumni taking part in the city’s transformation.

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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program

Jan. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

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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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