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On the Hunt: Elaine Shannon, BA’68, Investigative Journalist

Aug. 20, 2019—As an English major at Vanderbilt, Elaine Shannon learned critical thinking and self-reliance—and that she was not cut out to sit in a library and write papers about poets. Instead she lined up a job as a reporter and launched a career as an investigative journalist and New York Times best-selling author that has led...

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Celebrate Vanderbilt Move-In 2019 at The Ingram Commons

Aug. 19, 2019—Watch as the newest Vanderbilt students from the Class of 2023 join the amazing tradition of Move-In at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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‘Research squad’ propels student during two summer immersions

Jul. 19, 2019—Chemistry major Puxin Xuanyuan put her creativity to work this summer while splitting time between an immersion experience at a medical biotech startup in Toronto and conducting cancer-fighting research on the Vanderbilt campus.

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New dean of The Ingram Commons changing mindsets around math learning

Jun. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt professor and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi wants people to stop hating math. She's researching and teaching new ways to embrace the subject's potential for creativity.

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Walking the red carpet at Cannes … for class credit!

Jun. 20, 2019—A group of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors took part in “the experience of a lifetime” when they participated in a faculty-led Maymester class that took them across France, including a stop at the Cannes Film Festival. Rising junior Caroline Crawford reflects on the experience.

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Recent Peabody graduate transforming lives of the sight-impaired

May. 29, 2019—James Boehm, who earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Peabody College in May, turned a life-changing incident into a mission to help others recovering from traumatic injuries and blindness.

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Find Your Impact: Student empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt engineering student Miti Joshi took a leap of faith when declaring her major. She ended up falling in love with computer science and launching Vanderbilt Women in Computing.

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Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

Nov. 21, 2017—In this feature, Vanderbilt Magazine highlights just a few of the wide-ranging research endeavors being undertaken by the university’s current chair holders—from the creation of low-cost, potentially lifesaving materials that can warn of structural failures to discoveries explaining the mechanisms of addiction.

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Welcomed Change: Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, is transforming Ithaca College—and higher education—in her new role as president

Nov. 21, 2017—Collado represents a distinct departure from earlier presidents at Ithaca. For one, she is the first person of color to head the college—in fact, she is the first Dominican–American in the history of higher education to lead any four-year institution.

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The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2017—By Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81   When George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979, the agreement came with a little-known perk: The school had acquired a sizable collection of art stored in a basement vault at Cohen Memorial Hall. With more than 1,000 works, the Peabody College Collection includes items ranging...

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Open for Business: University launches unique undergraduate business minor

Nov. 21, 2017—After four years of planning, a committee led by Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, designed a business curriculum that builds upon the achievements of the Managerial Studies program by drawing on strengths from across Vanderbilt.

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Law 2.0: Vanderbilt Law School Innovates to Stay Ahead

Feb. 29, 2016—Traditional players in the legal industry continue to face significant challenges in adapting to the new terrain after the Great Recession. But at the same time, the shifting landscape has created substantial opportunities for new kinds of players—especially those with a technology focus.

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