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Three Vanderbilt undergraduates awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships

Dec. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt seniors Javan Latson and Sasha Whitley have been awarded Pickering Fellowships for 2019, and junior Mary E. Tezak has been named a Boren Scholarship recipient.

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Childhood meeting with Bush inspired Vanderbilt’s DeSantis to be role model for others

Dec. 6, 2018—When Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Larisa DeSantis was 9 years old, she had the opportunity to meet with then-President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office. The interaction with the 41st president would have a profound effect on her life.

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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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Stanford’s Athey to give Steine Lecture Dec. 5

Nov. 30, 2018—Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, will discuss “The Impact of Digital Intermediaries on Product Quality and Industry Structure: Evidence from News and Ridesharing” on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Celebration honors 10 new endowed chair holders

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt's 10 newest endowed chair holders, who come from six schools and colleges across campus, were lauded for their exemplary teaching and scholarship at a Nov. 27 ceremony .

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Ancora announces major funding awards to support Vanderbilt drug discovery research

Nov. 26, 2018—Ancora Innovation, LLC, the new collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield Management established earlier this year, has completed its inaugural proposal review process and announced two projects selected for funding.

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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study set for Nov. 26

Nov. 19, 2018—Recommendations from the national report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” will be presented on campus Nov. 26.

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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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Grant funds study of social media’s role in spreading political misinformation

Nov. 14, 2018—Elizabeth Zechmeister and Noam Lupu will study the role that messaging app WhatsApp plays in the spread of political misinformation and public opinion in Latin America.

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New faculty: Paul C. Taylor

Nov. 12, 2018—Paul C. Taylor is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy.

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New faculty: Jennifer Larson

Nov. 12, 2018—Jennifer Larson is associate professor of political science.

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New faculty: Bianca Manago

Nov. 12, 2018—Bianca Manago is assistant professor of sociology.

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