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Brian L. Heuser named faculty director of Ingram Scholarship Program

Jun. 29, 2017—Following a committee-led search, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has named Brian L. Heuser the new faculty director of the Ingram Scholarship Program.

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Saturday morning program at Peabody gives local students free books, encourages reading

Nov. 20, 2013—Saturday mornings are all about reading for the 25 middle school students enrolled in Patterson RAPS, a free program for Metro Nashville Public School students who live in the communities surrounding Vanderbilt.

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Ingram Scholarship Program celebrates 20 years

Nov. 6, 2013—More than 100 Ingram Scholars returned to campus Nov. 2 for the 20-year reunion of the program, which rewards Vanderbilt students for their dedication to combining a professional career with a lifelong commitment to finding solutions to critical societal problems.

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Author and alumnus James Patterson supports two new reading programs for middle schoolers

Oct. 31, 2013—Middle school students are experiencing the joy of reading thanks to best-selling author and Vanderbilt alumnus James Patterson, who recognized the need for engaging literature for the younger set.

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Prosecutor in 16th Street Baptist Church bombing case to speak

Sep. 18, 2013—Donald Cochran, professor of law at Belmont University, will discuss the prosecution of Bobby Frank Cherry, who was convicted in 2002 for his involvement in the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church that resulted in the death of four black schoolgirls. Cochran will speak at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Wyatt...

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Mara Truslow and Elin Bunch want to empower children to achieve

May. 6, 2013—Mara Truslow and Elin Bunch are from different parts of the country—Boise, Idaho, and Signal Mountain, Tenn., respectively—but share a passion for using creative writing to inspire students. Nashville’s Martha O’Bryan Center, which serves to empower children, youth and adults living in poverty, seemed the perfect place to test their theory that the writing process...

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VUCast Newscast: How Opportunity Vanderbilt helps so many students afford college. Take a virtual visit of campus! Vandy goes Potter!

Mar. 15, 2013—This week on Vanderbilt's online newscast: Learn how Opportunity Vanderbilt is helping many students afford college; tour campus from your computer; and Expecto Patronum! - Vandy goes Potter.

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Vanderbilt ‘Harry Potter’ class goes to Oxford over spring break

Mar. 1, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors are teaching a psychology class, Harry Potter: Child Development and Children's Literature, in Oxford, England, over spring break.

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VUCast Newscast: Best Books for Kids

May. 25, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Tips for picking great children’s books Vandy rocketeers shoot for the stars and come out on top! A fresh feast for your body

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Need a new children’s book for your home library? Check out ‘Neely’s News’

May. 21, 2012—In her nearly 30 years of teaching children's literature at Vanderbilt, Ann Neely has developed a keen sense of what makes a successful children's book. So in 2010, she started "Neely's News," a blog for children's literature enthusiasts devoted to reviewing titles both old and new.

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Teach Twice

Apr. 17, 2012—It started out as a class project. Now Vanderbilt senior Trevor Burbank is running a social enterprise business called Teach Twice–with storytelling at its core. Learn more about Teach Twice on search Teach Twice or at

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VUCast Newscast: Teach Twice

Apr. 13, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Teach Twice: A Vanderbilt senior’s big idea becomes a social enterprise business College Halls at Kissam: See the future big brother of the Ingram Commons Broccoli’s cancer-chopping benefits

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