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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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Oracle Learning access for enrolled students

Oct. 21, 2019—Beginning the week of Oct. 21, all enrolled students will have access to log in to Oracle Cloud, regardless of their status as a student worker or stipend recipient. This will provide all enrolled students the ability to access training in Oracle Learning, which has been implemented this year as a replacement for the legacy Learning Exchange.

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Five Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits unveiled during Reunion Weekend

Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.

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Stevenson Library launches Gear2Go technology-lending service

Oct. 16, 2019—Gear2Go, a new technology-lending service available to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, is now available at the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library.

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