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Yohn named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Sappington named Mentor of the Year

Apr. 22, 2019—Postdoctoral scholars Samantha Yohn and Anneke Sanders and ophthalmology professor Rebecca Sappington were honored by the Graduate School at the 13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium on April 9.

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Campos-Pons strengthens Vanderbilt-Cuban cultural ties through art exhibition

Apr. 22, 2019—A longtime dream has come true for Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, who is connecting Nashville to her Cuban hometown through a satellite art exhibition under the auspices of the Havana Biennial.

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Dallas couple commits $5M to endow inaugural Dean’s Chair at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University alumni Ginny Searcy, BA’96, and Conner Searcy, BA’97, of Dallas have committed $5 million to create a new Dean’s Chair at the College of Arts and Science.

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust names 4 new members, reappoints 6

Apr. 19, 2019—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust elected four new members and re-elected six others at its April 18 meeting.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements

Apr. 18, 2019—Read about recent faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Vanderbilt senior named to 2020 class of Yenching Scholars

Apr. 18, 2019—Steven Yue Heng Yang, a philosophy and economics double major who is on track to graduate from Vanderbilt this May after completing all of his course requirements in just three years, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Yenching Scholars. This highly competitive award provides a fully funded master’s degree in one of six core areas of study at the Yenching Academy at Peking University.

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Plans for new faculty commons, digital commons discussed at town hall

Apr. 17, 2019—The creation of a faculty commons and a digital commons are among the recommendations of a feasibility study for renovation of an architecturally noted building at 1101 19th Ave. S.

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Indicators of despair rising among Gen X-ers entering middle age

Apr. 15, 2019—In 2016, a surprising decline in life expectancy was ascribed to "deaths of despair" among working-class middle-aged white men displaced by a changing economy. However, new research shows indicators of despair are rising among Americans approaching middle age regardless of race, education and gender.

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McGee Public Policy Lecture to feature Northwestern’s Joel Mokyr April 23

Apr. 14, 2019—Northwestern University professor Joel Mokyr will discuss “Secular Stagnation: Is Economic Growth a Matter of the Past?” on Tuesday, April 23, in Wilson Hall, Room 126.

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Vanderbilt history professor awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr. 12, 2019—Lauren Benton, the Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, was named a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow.

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Happy Helping Others: Robby Perry, BE’19

Apr. 11, 2019—From an Alternative Spring Break trip to renovate houses with Habitat for Humanity, to a Home Depot–sponsored web-coding hackathon, to a semester of study abroad that took him to cities such as Madrid, Marrakesh and Istanbul—Robby Perry’s time at Vanderbilt exemplifies just how much you can pack into four years.

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Wellness Influencer and Entrepreneur: Sloane Chmara, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—What does it take to run a growing health brand with a positively focused social media presence while excelling at academics and maintaining a social life? For Los Angeles native Sloane Chmara, it’s all about wellness.

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