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New algorithm calculates drug synergy; initial tests involve melanoma, lung cancer

Feb. 20, 2019—Drug combinations used for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma aren’t as effective as they could be. Oncologists haven’t had the right tools to predict drug interactions, other than in costly clinical trials. That could change with a new algorithm developed by a cross-disciplinary Vanderbilt University team for calculating drug synergy.  The...

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Zeppos to welcome distinguished guests to campus during spring lectures

Feb. 20, 2019—A former United States president, groundbreaking political figures, and nationally renowned science advocates are among the speakers to be featured over the next two months of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.

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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain reflects on her father, civility at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2019—During her Chancellor's Lecture Series appearance Tuesday evening, Meghan McCain, political analyst, best-selling author and co-host of "The View," said she loves visiting universities and talking to young people about politics because they’re more curious and open than older generations.

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LGBTQI Life hosts 2019 OUT in Front Conference Feb. 23

Feb. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will host the 2019 OUT in Front conference Feb. 23. The keynote speaker is award-winning author, musician and dancer Brontez Purnell.

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Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated

Feb. 18, 2019—David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.

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Angie Thomas, best-selling author of ‘The Hate U Give,’ discusses art as activism

Feb. 15, 2019—Hundreds of Vanderbilt and Nashville community members gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening for a lecture hosted by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion featuring best-selling author Angie Thomas. Her talk spanned several topics, including art as a medium for activism and the events and experiences that prompted Thomas to write her debut novel, "The Hate U Give."

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Vanderbilt choral director to make Carnegie Hall debut

Feb. 13, 2019—Associate Professor of Choral Studies Tucker Biddlecombe will make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut on Sunday, Feb. 17, helming Morten Lauridsen’s modern-day classic "Lux Aeterna." The production will include singers from the Blair Children’s Chorus program, specifically the Young Men’s Chorus, who will perform with choristers from five states accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

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VU Theatre performs the Bard’s romantic comedy ‘Twelfth Night’

Feb. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt University Theatre opens "Twelfth Night", a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and loss, gender roles, double identities and more, Feb. 15 at Neely Auditorium.

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They call it puppy love, but what is it really?

Feb. 12, 2019—Even if animals have ulterior motives for teaming up, they teach humans a lot about love, says Vanderbilt University animal biologist Patrick Abbot.

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Long before #MeToo, female artists were calling out sexual violence

Feb. 11, 2019—Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.

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Services announced for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director

Feb. 11, 2019—Services for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, at The Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. The services are open to the public.

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Provost’s action plan on international strategy takes step forward with launch of Global VU

Feb. 11, 2019—A new university website designed to showcase Vanderbilt’s positive global impact and elevate the university’s international profile has launched.

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