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First-year students explore resilience through Commons programming

Oct. 19, 2017—Resilience—the ability to adjust to change, recover from setbacks or overcome life’s challenges—is a key theme being explored by first-year students on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons during 2017-18.

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New research on the ancient Mediterranean among workshop topics

Oct. 16, 2017—Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.

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Autism & Innovation center established to help people with ASD find meaningful work

Oct. 12, 2017—Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find innovative jobs is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s new Center for Autism & Innovation.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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Cell signals that trigger wound healing are surprisingly complex

Oct. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt scientists have taken an important step toward understanding the way in which injured cells trigger wound healing, an insight essential for improving treatments of all types of wounds.

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Bold $125 million investment supports landmark graduate student scholarships and leadership institute

Oct. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt is investing $125 million into one of the nation's most extensive graduate student scholarship programs and an innovative graduate student leadership institute.

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Design phase begins for university’s West End Neighborhood

Oct. 2, 2017—Following up on a series of community meetings and working group efforts, Vanderbilt shared the current status of planning for the West End Neighborhood’s transformation.

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Utility work planned to begin mid-December for reimagined ‘West End neighborhood’

Sep. 28, 2017—Construction and utilities work is planned to begin in December to bury overhead utilities in preparation for new residential colleges and a beautification effort along the West End corridor of Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Provost issues call for proposals for TIPs, University Courses

Sep. 22, 2017—The provost's office is issuing a call for proposals for two internal faculty funding programs, Trans-Institutional Programs and University Courses, key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs

Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open for 2018

Sep. 15, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.

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New TIPs-funded autism innovation center kicks off its work

Sep. 13, 2017—The Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation, funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, kicked off its work with a launch event at the Wond’ry last month. The center brings together engineers, scientists, disabilities researchers and business scholars from across campus to collaborate on how the talents of people on the autism spectrum can be better matched with business needs. Read more about the event, the center, and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.

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