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    Kudos

    Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements Read More

    Jun 2, 2011

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    From Jim Crow to the March on Washington: Alumni authors look back on the beginnings of a movement

    Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – returned to their alma mater for a discussion and book signing on April 21. Watch video of “From Jim Crow to the… Read More

    Apr 25, 2011

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    Michael Burry: “Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon”

    Read a transcript of this talk » Watch video of Michael Burry speaking April 5 on “Missteps to Mayhem: Inside the Doomsday Machine with the Outsider who Predicted and Profited from America’s Financial Armageddon,” as part of the 2010-2011 Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Burry, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine alumnus… Read More

    Apr 13, 2011

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    Upstart Startups: Millennials make their marks in nontraditional ways

    In the days before bank failures, stock-market tumbles and worldwide economic malaise, a college diploma—especially one from a top university like Vanderbilt—was a one-way ticket to financial security. These days, however, graduates are faced with less-than-certain job prospects. America’s 50 million Millennials represent the most educated generation ever, but they… Read More

    Apr 12, 2011

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    Meet Vanderbilt alumni authors at Heard Library event

    Early Civil Rights period focus of discussion Eric Etheridge, Charles Euchner and Alex Heard – three Vanderbilt University alumni who have written important books about the early years of the Civil Rights Movement – will return to their alma mater for a discussion and book… Read More

    Apr 8, 2011

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    First analyst to predict the financial collapse to speak at Vanderbilt University April 5

    Alumnus Michael Burry, the first analyst to predict the 2008 financial collapse, will be at Vanderbilt April 5 as part of this year's Chancellor's Lecture Series. Read More

    Mar 24, 2011

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    Chikai Ohazama: “A Brief History of Google Earth: A Personal and Professional Journey”

    Watch video of Vanderbilt engineering alumnus Chikai Ohazama, Google Inc. product manager and co-founder of Google Earth, speaking on “A Brief History of Google Earth: A Personal and Professional Journey.” The Feb. 24 event was part of National Engineers Week, which was established in 1951 by the National Society of… Read More

    Mar 3, 2011

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    Google Earth lecture highlights National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt engineering alumnus and Google Earth co-founder Chikai Ohazama will speak at Vanderbilt as part of E-Week Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Read More

    Feb 16, 2011

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    United Nations report uses index developed by Vanderbilt student

    Suman Seth The work of former Vanderbilt student Suman Seth was used by the United Nations to develop a measure of gender inequality as one of three “innovative new measurements” in its annual Human Development Report. The 2010 Human Development Report, released Nov. 4, includes the Gender Inequality Index, based… Read More

    Nov 15, 2010

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    Video: VUCast: Hand washing police go undercover

    See how the hand washing police are keeping patients and staff members safe at Vanderbilt; a professor gets a spot on a new top 100 list; plus, how a mosquito’s heart led to a first place prize at an art contest. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Nov 4, 2010

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    Fulbright Scholarships are awarded to Vanderbilt University graduates

    Several Vanderbilt alumnae have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to travel abroad in 2010-2011: Amy Cattle, Annelyse Freyman, Katherine Mcallister, Angela Sutton and Leslie Esbrook. Cattle, ’10, will travel to Uraguay to teach English as a foreign language. Freyman, ’10, will be traveling to Colombia, also to teach… Read More

    Jul 27, 2010

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    New benefit for Vanderbilt alumni targets new grads

    Vanderbilt University hopes to make the post-college transition a little easier for those recent graduates and other alumni who are without health insurance by offering a new short-term plan for them called GradMed. “Commencement can be a joyous but stressful time for new alumni who are in… Read More

    Jul 20, 2010

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    Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame’s 2010 class named

    Six Vanderbilt University alumni who worked in student media and then distinguished themselves through a variety of careers – including cardiologist, journalist, author and broadcast executive – will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Those selected for the 2010 class… Read More

    Jul 7, 2010

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    Colgate U’s Charles Melichar named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor

    Charles J. Melichar, a senior communications officer at Colgate University, has been selected as associate vice chancellor for communications in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Jun 30, 2010

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    Wartime memories of Vanderbilt community preserved through oral history project

    David James, Class of '48, School of Medicine Class of '51 Website offers audio interviews and transcripts World War II memories that include historic battles, hide-outs from the Nazis and campus war relief projects have been preserved through the Vandy Goes to War oral history project,… Read More

    Jun 22, 2010

  • ‘Extreme’ Generosity

    ‘Extreme’ Generosity

    Left to right: J.P. Day (BE’07), Grafton Day (BA’09), Jeff Day (BA’81) and Liz Day at the new home they helped to furnish. On each episode of ABC’s popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the show’s designers and a cast of hundreds of volunteers race against time to transform—and often rebuild—the… Read More

    Aug 5, 2009

  • Against All Odds

    Against All Odds

    Wirth “Welcome to Germany. Just three weeks until you’ll be in Bosnia,” I was told by my battalion’s personnel sergeant upon my 1993 arrival in Frankfurt. I never imagined then how my longing to experience the adventures of transformational Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) would lead me through the dense… Read More

    Aug 5, 2009

  • Game Face

    Game Face

    Mark Loomis, BA’89 “When I was making my 3,000th copy on the second day of my first job, I realized the one course they didn’t teach at Vanderbilt was how to fix the copier,” says Mark Loomis. That first job, with ABC Sports, saw Loomis running errands, making lots of… Read More

    Aug 5, 2009

  • The Business of Love

    The Business of Love

    Jasbina Ahluwalia, BA’91, MA’92 Making time for personal relationships while juggling the demands of a busy professional life led attorney Jasbina Ahluwalia down a new career path several years ago. The second-generation Indian American is founder of Intersections Matchmaking, which caters to single South Asian professionals nationwide. “Finding time for… Read More

    Aug 5, 2009

  • Pass It Along

    Pass It Along

    Paul Manners, BA’42, and Joy Manners One teacher’s interest made all the difference in the life of Paul Manners. A native of Dover, Tenn., Manners grew up during the Great Depression and was the top student in his high school class. A high school English teacher, Lillian Bayer, encouraged… Read More

    Mar 16, 2009