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Vanderbilt’s Mellon-funded humanities partnership expands

Jan. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt's efforts to strengthen humanities education through a partnership with three schools expands to Fisk University, thanks to a $1.93 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Climate change concerns much higher in Latin America, Caribbean than U.S., Canada

Jan. 25, 2018—Twice as many adults in Latin America and the Caribbean--more than 80 percent--believe unchecked climate change poses a serious risk to their countries. Only 40 percent of Americans feel the same way.

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VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions

Jan. 25, 2018—A dozen Vanderbilt students went on a monthlong science adventure of a lifetime, studying super-eruptions, glaciers and earthquakes in New Zealand.

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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...

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Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Jan. 23, 2018—Derek M. Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men's Health, has been selected for the newest fellows class of the American Association of Health Behavior.

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Vanderbilt alumnus who founded Bain & Company dies

Jan. 22, 2018—William W. Bain Jr., a Vanderbilt alumnus and emeritus member of the Board of Trust who founded Bain and Company, a global corporate consulting firm, died Jan. 16.

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Search committee named for new dean of College of Arts and Science

Jan. 15, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a search committee comprising faculty, students and alumni from a broad array of disciplines to identify the next dean of Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.

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Saggi named interim dean of College of Arts and Science

Jan. 8, 2018—Kamal Saggi has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. His term began Jan. 1 and will continue through June 30, 2018, while the search for the next dean is underway.

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Adult males 50–65 needed for study on relation between brain chemistry and decision-making

Jan. 5, 2018—The Affective Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University is currently recruiting healthy male adults, 50–65 years old, for a multiday study that attempts to understand the relation between brain chemistry and decision-making.

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Buchanan gift to endow Vanderbilt Library Fellowship Program @VandyLibraries

Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.

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Why a VU junior studies squirrels on campus

Dec. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt junior Dara Craig is studying the squirrel population on campus as a project for an earth and environmental sciences class.

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Benton stepping down as dean of College of Arts and Science

Dec. 18, 2017—Lauren Benton will step down as dean of the College of Arts and Science effective Dec. 31. The provost will name an interim dean and a search committee in January.

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