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Zeppos elected vice chair of Association of American Universities

Oct. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was elected vice chair of the Association of American Universities at its semiannual meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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AAU: Frequently Asked Questions about Facilities and Administrative Costs of Federally Sponsored University Research

Mar. 16, 2017—The AAU has prepared a helpful FAQ for anyone seeking to understand facilities and administrative costs (also known as "indirect costs") associated with federally funded research.

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Message from the Chancellor on March 6 Executive Order

Mar. 8, 2017—Read a message to the Vanderbilt community from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos regarding the March 6 Executive Order.

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New AAU energy research webpage features VU research

Feb. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt researchers who “MacGyvered” high-performance batteries from junkyard scraps are featured in a new webpage on energy research created by the Association of American Universities.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos regarding the Jan. 27 Executive Order

Jan. 29, 2017—Read a message to the Vanderbilt community from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos regarding the Jan. 27 Executive Order.

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Zeppos named to AAU board

Oct. 28, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been named to the 11-member board of directors of the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada.

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Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

Oct. 13, 2014—Last week, the Association of American Universities released an interactive graphic highlighting the research that made the smartphone possible.

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Two from Vanderbilt will head task forces for AAU

Jan. 10, 2014—Two administrators from Vanderbilt University have been named to chair task forces for the Association of American Universities’ 2014 Council on Federal Relations. Christina West, assistant vice chancellor for federal relations, will chair the Higher Education Task Force. This group is responsible for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy, in close coordination with AAU leadership,...

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Chancellor Zeppos joins other university leaders in calling for federal recommitment to academic research

Aug. 6, 2013—A letter to President Obama and Congress co-signed by Chancellor Zeppos and his fellow university leaders outlines the ripple effects of reduced federal research funding and calls attention to the nation's burgeoning "innovation deficit."

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Watch TEDMED events April 16-21

Apr. 15, 2013—TEDMED, a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common goal of creating a better future in health and medicine, will hold its 2013 event April 16-19 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Some 2,000 related events will take place around the world April 16-21. Using...

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Vanderbilt named host institution for AAUDE

May. 21, 2012—Vanderbilt University has been named the host institution for the Association of American Universities Data Exchange. The five-year appointment will take effect July 1, 2012. AAUDE is a public service organization whose purpose is to improve the quality and usability of information about higher education. More than 60 public and private research universities in the...

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