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Chancellor Zeppos tells grads to fare well

Vanderbilt awarded 3,494 degrees this year, 1,583 to undergraduates and 1,911 from its graduate and professional schools.

Kite Runner author tells grads to continue learning, give back to community

Novelist Khaled Hosseini wished Vanderbilt graduates “prosperity” in their post-college lives, but suggested they stay connected to suffering in the world by tithing 5 percent of their time or money to those less fortunate.

Vanderbilt University honors 17 faculty members as emeriti

Seventeen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 14 commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

Top students honored with Founder’s Medal at Commencement

Since 1877, a gold medal has been awarded to the student graduating at the top of his or her class from each of Vanderbilt’s schools.

Baseball game raises more than $20,000 for flood relief

On Tuesday, the fans attending the Vanderbilt vs. Louisville baseball game once again illustrated the strength of Nashville by giving generously to support flood relief efforts in Tennessee.

Vanderbilt helps sponsor, organize Paris film festival

Vanderbilt University is the primary organizer of a film festival in Paris that focuses on the experiences and contributions of blacks in French society.

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*  This Week

May 17: Curb Youth Symphony – Flood Relief Benefit Concert

May 18: Dyer Stellar Night

May 19: Export Control Boot Camp

May 20-22: VU Baseball vs. Arkansas

May 21: Vanderbilt Community Chorus

May 22: Bluebird on the Mountain

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May 25: Vanderbilt Family Night with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra – Concert on the Lawn

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The Department of Rheumatology is Looking for Adults With Celiac’s Disease (Celiac Sprue)


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Fundraising walk for Crohn’s and Colitis to be held May 22

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Watch: Commencement 2010

The Commencement ceremony on Alumni Lawn capped three days of events celebrating graduates and their families.

Watch: Senior Day speaker Khaled Hosseini

Hosseini, author of the bestsellers The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, spoke May 13 in a packed Memorial Gymnasium to 2010 graduates, their friends and family members.

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