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Class of 2015: Julian Hinds champions students and civil rights

Apr. 22, 2015—One of the challenges of doing the work that Julian Hinds is determined to do is that results may not be immediately palpable. Hinds plans to be an attorney who is deeply invested in civil rights issues and helping students gain access to quality education.

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VU community gets update on strategic plan at town halls

Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students came together at three town hall meetings this month to learn more about and provide feedback on the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Farewell to Wcislo: Looking back at the legacy of The Commons’ first dean

Apr. 9, 2015—Seven years ago, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons did not exist. Now, “The Commons” says goodbye to its inaugural dean, opening a new chapter in Vanderbilt history. “We all have to remember that before Dean Wcislo, no one had an idea what The Commons was, or could be,” said Professor Vanessa Beasley, incoming dean of...

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Tuttle Bell, Beasley honored by Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Apr. 9, 2015—Cara Tuttle Bell is this year's winner of the Mary Jane Werthan Award, while Vanessa Beasley has received the Mentoring Award.

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National Endowment for the Humanities grant goes to anthropology professor

Apr. 8, 2015—Steve Wernke, assistant professor of anthropology, has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for the prototyping of two new electronic resources for collecting and analyzing geospatial data related to the colonization of Peru.

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VUCast: Sweet Sound of Success

Apr. 2, 2015—Hear how a talented student is earning accolades in Vienna; see what an engineering student built to advance biomedical research; and celebrate with the newly accepted members of the Class of 2019. Watch now!

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Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

Apr. 2, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.

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New free Vanderbilt course to teach computer programming to beginners

Apr. 1, 2015—A new free massive open online course, or MOOC, is being offered by Vanderbilt University that will teach computer programming to those with little or no previous experience this spring.

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A VU Inside: Engineer uses cotton candy to build artificial blood vessels

Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is creating artificial human blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.

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Beasley named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.

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Vanderbilt community invited to Strategic Plan town halls April 6, 7 and 16

Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings to learn more about progress and provide input on key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Data management MOOC educates students worldwide

Mar. 19, 2015—More than 4,700 students from around the globe have received certificates from Vanderbilt’s free five-week Data Management for Clinical Research course, taught online by Paul Harris, Ph.D., Stephany Duda, Ph.D., and Firas Wehbe, M.D., Ph.D. The massive open online course, or MOOC, is offered through Coursera. A multicolored world map shows where this MOOC’s students...

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