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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gary Cheek to lead Bass Military Scholars Program

Jan. 9, 2019—Gary H. Cheek, a retired United States Army lieutenant general with extensive experience mentoring and leading teams, has been named the director of the Bass Military Scholars Program at Vanderbilt.

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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff set for Jan. 18

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series Jan. 18-21, providing numerous lectures, service learning opportunities and events for the university community. Political reporter April Ryan will deliver this year’s keynote address Jan. 21.

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Provost establishes working group on second-year residential experience

Jan. 9, 2019—A new working group convened by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will explore trends in the second-year residential experience and identify areas to bolster student success.

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Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest

Jan. 9, 2019—Kaitlyn Ayers, a biomedical engineering senior, is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending.

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Applications now being accepted for Vanderbilt Green Fund projects

Jan. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt Green Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 projects that aspire to make Vanderbilt more environmentally friendly. The deadline for applications is Jan. 21.

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Robert Fox, early leader in Vanderbilt’s vision research, dies

Jan. 8, 2019—A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.

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Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event is Jan. 23

Jan. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt's Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology and Deerfield will bring together experts in discovery and development of antibody therapeutics Jan. 23 to discuss and review state-of-the-art developments in the field.

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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in January newsletter

Jan. 7, 2019—Check out the live construction camera, download the VandySafe app, and get updates on construction, parking and mobility in the January 2019 issue of the West End Neighborhood e-newsletter.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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Horace Williams, emeritus professor of mathematics, dies

Jan. 7, 2019—Horace Edward Williams, an emeritus professor of mathematics who taught mathematics and statistics at Vanderbilt for four decades, died Dec. 31.

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Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’ producer Zoe Chace are Chancellor’s Lecture Series guests Jan. 17

Jan. 7, 2019—Fresh from a term that included several highly publicized ideological clashes with the president, former Sen. Jeff Flake will visit Vanderbilt Jan. 17 to explain his hopes for American politics going forward.

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Vanderbilt Magazine: The Goldfather

Jan. 7, 2019—With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends.

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