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What’s On My Mind: Vanderbilt’s new athletics director

Dec. 12, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos praises the experience and vision of Vanderbilt's new athletics director, Malcolm Turner.

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Biomedical engineering student-dancers find joy, community, stress relief at the barre

Dec. 11, 2018—Junior Danielle Liu and senior Dominque Szymkiewicz, both biomedical engineering majors, have found a valuable outlet in VUPointe Ballet Theatre, a student-run dance company.

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IRS announces 2019 retirement plan contribution limits

Dec. 11, 2018—The Internal Revenue Service annually reviews and adjusts the limits for employee retirement plan contributions. Learn more about the limits for 2019.

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Lindsley named to National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 11, 2018—Craig W. Lindsley, William K. Warren Jr. Professor of Medicine and co-director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has been elected a fellow of the prestigious National Academy of Inventors.

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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul awards to Bates, Hill and Maruszewski

Dec. 11, 2018—Cheryl Bates, Olivia Hill and Maxine Maruszewski are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul award, which recognizes staff who go far beyond their job expectations.

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Vanderbilt radiation experiment flies on record-setting SpaceX launch

Dec. 11, 2018—A third Vanderbilt radiation experiment rode into space last week on a SpaceX Falcon launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The goal is to model and test key electronics components for radiation sensitivity.

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Visionary sports executive takes the helm as next Vanderbilt athletics director

Dec. 11, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named Malcolm Turner, a proven and highly accomplished sports business executive with a passion for the transformative power of education, as the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director. Turner, a member of the NBA’s senior leadership team and president of the NBA G League, will join the university on Feb. 1.

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Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. program developing and mentoring next generation of STEM leaders

Dec. 10, 2018—A lively group of students, faculty, staff and postdocs participating in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program recently gathered in the lobby of the Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building for the program’s annual mentor mixer.

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Chief HR officer directs CUPA-HR award money to support Employee Hardship Fund

Dec. 10, 2018—Barbara Carroll, Vanderbilt’s chief human resources officer, has received the Donald E. Dickason Award from the national College and University Professional Association for Human Resources and has directed its prize money to the Vanderbilt University Employee Hardship Fund.

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SEIU withdraws from Vanderbilt, drops effort to unionize NTT faculty in College of Arts and Science

Dec. 10, 2018—The faculty unionization effort on Vanderbilt's campus is officially closed, following the withdrawal by Service Employees International Union Local 205 of its pending petition to unionize non-tenure track faculty in the College of Arts and Science.

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Three Vanderbilt undergraduates awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships

Dec. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt seniors Javan Latson and Sasha Whitley have been awarded Pickering Fellowships for 2019, and junior Mary E. Tezak has been named a Boren Scholarship recipient.

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Tips for greening your holiday season

Dec. 10, 2018—Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.

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