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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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Vanderbilt physicists help find compelling evidence for small drops of perfect fluid

Dec. 10, 2018—PHENIX publishes new particle-flow measurements to support their case that tiny projectiles create specks of quark-gluon plasma.

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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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White House Correspondent April Ryan to give MLK Commemorative Series keynote

Dec. 7, 2018—White House Correspondent April Ryan will deliver the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote address on Monday, Jan. 21, in Langford Auditorium.

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VU wins national award for model proposal to advance graduate education

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt has received the 2018 Educational Testing Service/Council of Graduate Schools Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion.

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Childhood meeting with Bush inspired Vanderbilt’s DeSantis to be role model for others

Dec. 6, 2018—When Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Larisa DeSantis was 9 years old, she had the opportunity to meet with then-President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office. The interaction with the 41st president would have a profound effect on her life.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series

Dec. 6, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Watch Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham’s eulogy of President George H.W. Bush

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, delivered a touching tribute to George H.W. Bush during the 41st president’s state funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5.

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Governor’s Academy for School Leadership 2019 cohort at Vanderbilt named

Dec. 5, 2018—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the participants selected for the 2019 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership, a partnership with Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.

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VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium

Dec. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discovery—will host a celebration and symposium at its new campus home Dec. 12.

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Ethnicity proves reliable indicator of what microbes thrive in the gut

Dec. 4, 2018—Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.

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Statement on flyers containing racist and homophobic language found on campus printers

Dec. 3, 2018—VUPD is investigating reports of flyers containing offensive language discovered on printers in some locations on campus.

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