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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman to open Commencement celebrations for Class of 2022
    Vanderbilt University will honor the Class of 2022 with a series of events May 12-13. Reid Hoffman, an accomplished entrepreneur, executive, investor and philanthropist who has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, will deliver the Graduates Day address to 2022 graduates and their families. [ Read More ]
2.   Graduate and professional student housing project celebrates milestone with topping out ceremony, announces first retail business
    Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional student housing project reached two milestones in April: the placement of the final steel structural beam of the building, and the announcement of the first retail business to occupy the space, the Turnip Truck.  [ Read More ]
3.   Campus Reading announced for 2022–23 academic year
    The Campus Reading for the 2022–23 academic year will be “Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)” by David A. Owens. The book was chosen by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver. [ Read More ]
4.   Next Steps at Vanderbilt graduates to join their peers at Commencement
    For the first time, graduates from Vanderbilt’s Next Steps program for students with developmental disabilities will walk in the full campus Commencement ceremony.  [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo WATCH: Class of 2022 student-athletes thrive on and off the field
    For Vanderbilt student-athletes, balancing rigorous academics and the highest level of collegiate sports competition means taking collaboration and drive to the next level. [ Watch Video ]
6.   WATCH: Strong vision and enterprising spirit propel Class of 2022 students to forge new paths
    Vanderbilt is a community where innovative students with a strong vision and drive are championed and encouraged to pursue their passions and forge their own paths. Meet some members of the Class of 2022 whose strong vision and enterprising spirit propelled them to learn, explore and thrive. [ Watch Video ]
7.   Lipscomb University president named Peabody College Distinguished Alumna
    Candice McQueen, who assumed the presidency of Nashville’s Lipscomb University last year, will be honored by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2022 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement ceremonies on May 13. [ Read More ]
8.   Alayna Hayes named assistant provost and senior director of the Career Center
    Alayna Hayes, an accomplished career services professional with extensive experience developing programming and content to promote student learning and engagement, has been named assistant provost and senior director of the Vanderbilt Career Center. She will begin her new role on June 15. [ Read More ]
9.   NSF selects 40 from Vanderbilt as 2022 Graduate Research Fellows
    The National Science Foundation has selected a record 40 Vanderbilt students and alumni for its 2022 Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, STEM education and in NSF-backed social science disciplines. [ Read More ]
10.   Two Vanderbilt students named to Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans
    Tao Hong, a second-year Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary materials science, and Hari Srinivasan, an incoming Ph.D. student in neuroscience, have been named to the 2022 cohort of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans. This merit-based graduate award for immigrants and children of immigrants provides 30 fellows annually with up to $90,000 in funding to support their graduate studies. [ Read More ]
11.   Freshman engineering student earns Department of Defense SMART Scholarship
    Vanderbilt freshman Evelyn Marx has been selected as a SMART Scholar by the U.S. Department of Defense. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Award is designed to enhance the DoD workforce with “talented, innovative and brilliant scientists, engineers and researchers.” [ Read More ]
12.   Vanderbilt students recognized with national awards for study of less commonly taught languages
    The Center for Second Language Studies held its award ceremony for student achievement in less commonly taught languages on April 25. Graduate and undergraduate students studying 12 different languages received recognition for special accomplishments in their study, including multiple external awards for study abroad and international internships employing their unique language skills. [ Read More ]
13.   Vanderbilt jazz program again honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine
    Vanderbilt Blair School of Music is among the winners of “DownBeat” magazine’s 45th annual Student Music Awards. For the first time in school history, the program received four awards in the same year, bringing its total number of awards from the magazine to nine over the past four years. [ Read More ]
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