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TIPs grant funds groundbreaking LGBT policy lab

Dec. 12, 2017—Funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects interdisciplinary faculty and students to study the impact of LGBT-related public policies. In the VU BreakThru blog, Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, discusses how she uses her research to influence health, legal and social policies in both the domestic and global arenas.

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Former U.S. attorney general reflects on his journey of service for ‘The Zeppos Report’

Dec. 12, 2017—Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales joins fellow legal scholar Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in conversation for the latest episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Nashville historical marker honors VU graduate’s LGBT activism

Dec. 12, 2017—Community leaders, family and friends of the late Penny Campbell, a Vanderbilt graduate and LGBT activist, came together to celebrate a Nashville historical marker being placed in her honor Dec. 8.

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‘Cultures in Clay’ exhibit showcases 4,000-year-old writing system

Dec. 11, 2017—"Cultures in Clay," a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.

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VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

Dec. 11, 2017—Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, will moderate "Remembering the Refuseniks," a Dec. 14 discussion with Nashville activists who helped Soviet Jews escape the Iron Curtain.

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Two Vanderbilt alumni named to Forbes ’30 Under 30′

Dec. 11, 2017—The 2018 edition of Forbes "30 Under 30" recognized two Vanderbilt alumni: Garrett Speigel, BE’10, co-founder of Standard Cyborg; and Drew Silverstein, BMus’11, co-founder and CEO of Amper Music.

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Statewide Vanderbilt Poll to be released Thursday, Dec. 14

Dec. 8, 2017—The poll’s findings will provide valuable and occasionally surprising insights into the 2018 senate and gubernatorial races, President Trump, health care reform, tax reform, bipartisanship and more.

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Foreign press wowed by the Wond’ry, women entrepreneurs

Dec. 8, 2017—Eighteen journalists from Afghanistan to Vietnam visited the Wond'ry Dec. 7 to learn how it, and programs campus-wide, help women entrepreneurs.

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Vanderbilt expert on what to expect when you’re expecting a government shutdown

Dec. 7, 2017—Congress has given itself until Dec. 22 to produce a new budget, but Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, says that's not a guarantee that a deal will be made. Here's what he's going to be watching for.

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Vanderbilt University receives best possible review and reaffirmation of institutional accreditation

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt has earned a 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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University begins capital planning assessments of humanities, sciences to chart future

Dec. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on discovery and planning processes, guided by the Academic Strategic Plan and FutureVU, to chart a course for capital planning in the humanities and the sciences.

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Economics senior Sasha Pines creates business sisterhood

Dec. 6, 2017—Sasha Pines, a senior majoring in economics, believes combining solid business strategy with a sense of empathy can change lives.

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