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Register for upcoming virtual gatherings with Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

Jun. 1, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a series of virtual gatherings for members of the Vanderbilt community, during which he will discuss what he believes sets Vanderbilt apart and share his vision for positioning the university for even greater success in the future.

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Diermeier shares message of optimism, announces upcoming virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community

May. 29, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message this week with the Vanderbilt community and announced a series of virtual gatherings throughout the month of June for students and their families, staff, faculty and alumni.

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VU alumni’s startup empowers refugees with financial security

May. 29, 2020—How can the world’s roughly 70 million forcibly displaced people, who may not have access to smartphones or the internet, access and secure their finances with ease? That’s one of the questions that Vanderbilt alumni Tori Samples and Nat Robinson teamed up to answer with their startup company, Leaf Global Fintech.

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Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift

May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.

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A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody

May. 19, 2020—When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CEO A.J. Kazimi, MBA’94, is ramping up production of vital COVID-19 drugs

May. 15, 2020—A.J. Kazimi is chief executive officer of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, which is ramping up production of a vital drug needed to treat pneumonia resulting from COVID-19.

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Engineering alum leads DENSO’s effort to donate face shields to Tennessee hospitals

May. 15, 2020—Britt Autry, vice president of DENSO, is spearheading an effort to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to Tennessee hospitals in need.

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Vanderbilt grads are ‘Feeding the Front Line’

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt Peabody College alumni Allie Golden, BS'18, Jacqueline Gottuso, BS'18, Andrea Liberman, BS'19, Ben Schecter, BS’18, and Josh Ulino, BS'18, have started the nonprofit Feed the Front Line to support local restaurants while providing meals for health care workers.

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Buddy Creech, BS’95, MPH’06: Leading COVID-19 treatment trials

May. 15, 2020—Buddy Creech, director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is helping lead some of the NIH-funded treatment trials of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Alex Jahangir, MMHC’12, coordinates Nashville COVID-19 response

May. 15, 2020—As chairman of Metro Nashville’s Board of Health, Alex Jahangir is coordinating the city’s COVID-19 response and providing leadership that has likely saved lives.

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Alumni help Fuel the Fight

May. 15, 2020—As the coronavirus pandemic forced stay-at-home orders around the country, Woody Klemmer, BA’13, and his coworkers spent the morning of March 20 seeking a way to help.

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Andy Beshear, BA’00: Leading Kentucky through COVID-19 response

May. 15, 2020—Gov. Andy Beshear is receiving praise for how he is leading Kentuckians through the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 response.

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