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Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data

Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.

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Wente celebrates early Thanksgiving with students staying on campus during the break

Nov. 26, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente joined nearly 150 undergraduate students on Nov. 25 for a Thanksgiving-style dinner in the Student Life Center Ballroom. The students were among those staying on campus during the weeklong break.

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Vanderbilt students manage $500K of $12M portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge Program

Nov. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University students in two business minor elective courses are getting hands-on experience in the investment world thanks to a unique program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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New residential college named for Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.

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2019 Vanderbilt GIS Day includes historical Tennessee mapping

Nov. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt will celebrate 2019 GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with workshops and sessions around a theme of mapping Tennessee from the Civil War to the present.

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Churchwell, Meharry’s Hildreth lead summit for black men interested in health professions

Nov. 8, 2019—Dr. André L. Churchwell, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, co-led a half-day summit recently for black men interested in pursuing health professions. The event, co-led by Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, attracted more than 100 high school and college students from across the state and region.

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Open Mind: Supporting our veterans, advancing our mission

Nov. 4, 2019—By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest column ahead of Veterans Day next week.

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Professor, Chemist, Mentor: Steve Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry

Oct. 29, 2019—Steven Townsend, whose research into human milk could one day help all babies get their best start in life, is also a committed mentor devoted to helping young scholars get the best start on their careers.

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Overflow space available for Al Gore’s ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore's presentation, “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series, takes place Nov. 20 at 6 p.m in Langford Auditorium. Overflow space is available in Light Hall Rooms 202, 208 and 214, and the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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MLK Commemorative Series seeking proposals for interactive and educational teach-in sessions

Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and professional students are invited to submit proposals to lead teach-ins during the university’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series. Selected proposals will be awarded a $500 stipend.

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Vanderbilt joins 18 other top universities in urging U.S. Supreme Court to continue DACA

Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University and 18 other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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vummiv WiFi network outages Oct. 30-31 in preparation for retirement

Oct. 23, 2019—In December 2019, Vanderbilt’s vummiv WiFi network will be retired. In preparation for the retirement, vummiv will be unavailable from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

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