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Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 4

Mar. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt’s fourth annual Giving Day is scheduled for April 4 and offers the entire Vanderbilt community a chance to join together to “give for the gold” and make the university stronger.

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VU alumnus and former ambassador to Canada to visit campus March 29

Mar. 21, 2019—Bruce Heyman (BA’79, MBA’80), former U.S. ambassador to Canada, will discuss the current issues facing U.S.-Canada relations, the 2020 election and the global economy in a Vanderbilt talk on Friday, March 29.

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Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries

Mar. 7, 2019—“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg," a fundraiser for the Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre April 11.

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Volunteer Leadership Weekend brings alumni and parent volunteers together

Mar. 7, 2019—Volunteer Leadership Weekend brought more than 200 alumni and parent volunteer leaders together to celebrate their engagement with the university and to create strategies to support Vanderbilt’s goals for the future.

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‘Robert Penn Warren’ film director to attend documentary screening

Jan. 17, 2019—A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.

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Two Vanderbilt alumni named to 2019 Forbes ’30 Under 30′

Dec. 19, 2018—Two Vanderbilt alumni are among the young innovators who are “shaking up the world’s stodgiest industries” in the 2019 Forbes “30 Under 30.”

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Alumni couple gives $5M to support student scholars, faculty leaders at Vanderbilt University

Dec. 3, 2018—The commitment from alumni Elizabeth Sauereisen Allen, BS’83, and Vanderbilt Board of Trust member Greg Allen, BA’84, builds on their legacy of generosity toward the university and continues their support for faculty and program leadership, as well as current and future student scholars.

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Clark Scholars honored at reception

Nov. 29, 2018—The first- and second-year cohorts of the A. James Clark Scholars at the School of Engineering met with members of the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation at a reception on Nov. 7.

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What’s On My Mind: A focus on the faculty

Nov. 9, 2018—A university is built on a foundation of research, scholarship and service; to do each of those successfully, we must create an environment in which the faculty can thrive, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.

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Owen School master of accountancy alum launches financial services firm

Nov. 5, 2018—Reggie Ford, MAcc’14, founded Rosecrete Wealth Management after finding his way to business at Vanderbilt.

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Successful startup co-founders to deliver Chambers Entrepreneurship Lecture Nov. 8

Nov. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt alumni Matt Tant and Joe Christopher, who co-founded the health care technology staffing firm HCTech and would go on to launch Brentwood, Tennessee-based Relode, will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurship Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8.

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