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New Aspirations: Vanderbilt welcomes Daniel Diermeier as the university’s ninth chancellor

Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.

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To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter

Jun. 30, 2020—On a quest to find the Universe’s largest black holes, Vanderbilt researcher identifies the center of the solar system within 100 meters.

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Enhanced e-book helps close the word gap in children from families of low socio-economic status

Jun. 29, 2020—New research from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development asks whether the use of an enhanced electronic book can train parents in reading methods that facilitate parent-child conversations, which are known to spur preschool vocabulary development and the language processing skills necessary to close the word gap.

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Wente maintains Vanderbilt’s momentum during unprecedented year

Jun. 29, 2020—Susan R. Wente is being thanked across campus for her exceptional leadership during an unprecedented year, as her tenure as interim chancellor concludes and she returns full-time as provost July 1.

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Interim Chancellor Wente honored by Board of Trust

Jun. 29, 2020—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust pays tribute to Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente with a resolution and appoints her Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair.

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International collaboration draws new conclusions about ‘convergent evolution’ of saber-tooth cats

Jun. 26, 2020—International collaboration shows that marsupial saber-tooth cats were more closely related to possums than fearsome predators.

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Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers

Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.

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Discovery of aggressive cancer cell types by Vanderbilt researchers made possible with machine learning techniques

Jun. 24, 2020—Rebecca Ihrie and Jonathan Irish are leading the development of machine learning applications for brain cancer research.

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Vanderbilt astronomers among NASA’s TESS Mission team to discover a rare newly formed planet

Jun. 24, 2020—Stars mapped out by Vanderbilt astronomers for exploration by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission and recently decommissioned Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the discovery of AU Mic b, a newly formed Neptune-like exoplanet located a relatively short 31.9 light-years away.

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Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender

Jun. 24, 2020—A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university.

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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding presidential proclamation suspending and restricting immigration

Jun. 23, 2020—Read Vanderbilt University's statement regarding the Trump Administration's June 22, 2020, proclamation suspending and restricting immigration to the United States.

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Vanderbilt defines the pathways for solid-state battery development

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt researcher Kelsey Hatzell leads the discussion on the future of solid-state batteries.

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