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Three Vanderbilt STEM students named Goldwater Scholars for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—Sophomores Ashwin Kumar and Abinaya Ramakrishnan and junior Amelia Taylor have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for their exceptional promise of being the next generation of research leaders.

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Physics grad student embraces ‘dissertation-at-home’ format for creative presentation

Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.

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CANCELED: Sports and Society Committee to host luncheon and discussion March 19

Mar. 9, 2020—Faculty are invited to join a roundtable session on Thursday, March 19, focusing on research success stories from the Sports and Society Micro-Grant Program.

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CANCELED: ‘Are We Under-investing in Education?’ topic of Steine Lecture March 24

Mar. 6, 2020—David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California–Berkeley and director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will give a talk titled "Are We Under-investing in Education?" on Tuesday, March 24, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall. 

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University Arts Council announces four areas of focus

Mar. 3, 2020—Four additional subcommittees of the University Arts Council have been created to focus on areas related to the council’s goals of advocating for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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Playlist Politics: Students create ways to engage apathetic, angry voters

Mar. 2, 2020—Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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CANCELED: Chancellor’s Lecture with Anderson Cooper moved to March 29

Feb. 27, 2020—Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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CANCELED: ‘Ordinary Girls’ author to discuss memoir at Howard Lecture March 12

Feb. 25, 2020—Author Jaquira Díaz will read from her memoir, "Ordinary Girls," and discuss its writing on Thursday, March 12, as part of the annual Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt.

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Mihal, who elevated Vanderbilt’s Asian art resources, has died

Feb. 19, 2020—Milan Mihal, a noted Asian art historian who shared his expertise with the community during a time of rapidly developing cultural ties between Japan and Tennessee, has died at the age of 91.

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How even school lunches can become a partisan issue

Feb. 17, 2020—Even a seemingly uncontroversial topic like school lunch nutrition can become politicized when the person advocating for it is a polarizing figure, finds political scientist Cindy Kam.

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GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel

Feb. 14, 2020—“Terrorism, Healthcare and Displacement in the West African Sahel,” the second event in a series of workshops hosted by the GlobalVU initiative, will take place Feb. 21 at the Student Life Center.

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