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NPR podcast visits Immersion seminar on literary arts

Apr. 19, 2018—Eleven students shared stories about their first-year Vanderbilt experiences with Nashville poets, and the conversations were transformed into meaningful poems during a literary arts seminar.

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Vanderbilt sophomore named SEC Co-Golfer of the Week

Apr. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt sophomore John Augenstein was named the SEC Co-Golfer of the Week after capturing his first collegiate title last weekend in the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee.

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Class of 2018: Elizabeth Lee explores identity through an original web comic

Apr. 18, 2018—Elizabeth Lee identifies as many things. She’s a mechanical engineering major, a proud Asian American, and a woman working in the STEM fields. To give a clearer voice to these identities, Lee created a web comic called “Existing Quietly, Living Loudly.”

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VU BreakThru: Can you do good and make good at the same time? 

Apr. 18, 2018—What’s the most important thing for people just out of prison? What’s the hardest thing to find for people just out of prison? If you guessed “a job” for both, you’re right. A new University Course on social change and social entrepreneurship looks at how local nonprofit Project Return helps bridge the gap between prison and long-term employment. HOD Professor Paul Speer and Associate Professor of Sociology Richard Pitt write about what they are teaching and learning in this VU BreakThru blog post. Read more about University Courses and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs grants,  Research Scholar Grants and Discovery Grants —at the VU BreakThru blog.

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Save the date for Employee Appreciation Picnic May 15

Apr. 18, 2018—Save the date for the university-wide Employee Appreciation Picnic, “Under the Big Top,” scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Magnolia Lawn.

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From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Design Day April 23

Apr. 18, 2018—This year’s Senior Design Day showcase is Monday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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How the brain learns a second language is focus of Vanderbilt study

Apr. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University has received a four-year, $552,273 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund new research examining how the brain learns a second language.

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Cancer Center’s annual scientific retreat set for May 3

Apr. 18, 2018—The potential link between the body’s microbiome and cancer is the topic of this year’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Scientific Retreat. The annual event, which features leading cancer investigators from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and several prominent universities will be held Thursday, May 3, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.

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Chancellor: Congratulations to Vanderbilt Bowling, 2018 national champions

Apr. 16, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos congratulates the Vanderbilt bowling team for clinching its second NCAA championship, and commends the hard work and dedication of the student-athletes and Coach John Williamson.

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What’s On My Mind: Public service is a cornerstone of democracy

Apr. 16, 2018—The principles of public service and civil discourse helped build the foundation of our democracy, and America’s universities play an important role in keeping those values thriving, Chancellor Zeppos says in his latest column.

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NASA’s TESS mission to discover new worlds will use a map developed at Vanderbilt

Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Keivan Stassun serves as a deputy principal investigator on the mission and is tasked with identifying the most promising stars to target in its search for habitable nearby planets.

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Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges set for April 20

Apr. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt faculty who are interested in serving in either residential or programmatic roles within the university’s Residential College system are invited to an open house on Friday, April 20.

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