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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: The Art of Healing

Nov. 15, 2019—Cuban artist and Vanderbilt professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons wants to change the world through art.

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HOD major goes beyond her comfort zone for high-tech international immersion experience

Nov. 12, 2019—HOD major Porter Geer wanted to be pushed out of her comfort zone, so she applied for an immersion experience at a Nashville start-up that specializes in using blockchain technology in health care.

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Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan to discuss ‘Stories in Porcelain’ Nov. 14

Nov. 11, 2019—Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan will focus on a unique ceramic depiction of "The Judgement of Paris," a story in Greek mythology, when he speaks at Cohen Memorial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Global Fellows Program to bring distinguished guests and scholars to campus

Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.

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New residential college named for Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.

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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21

Nov. 8, 2019—Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public.

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Visit by acclaimed war journalist to mark Veterans Day at Vanderbilt

Nov. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with several events highlighting the unique roles and sacrifices of military medical workers, with a focus on those who served during the Vietnam War.

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Webinar: ‘Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding’ Nov. 15

Oct. 31, 2019—A special faculty webinar, “Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding,” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing is available with advanced registration.

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Janusek, Andean anthropologist noted for innovative teaching and discovery, dies

Oct. 30, 2019—John W. Janusek, an Andean anthropologist whose interests ranged from the development of complex societies in South America to the history of beer and brewing, died Oct. 22.

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Professor, Chemist, Mentor: Steve Townsend, assistant professor of chemistry

Oct. 29, 2019—Steven Townsend, whose research into human milk could one day help all babies get their best start in life, is also a committed mentor devoted to helping young scholars get the best start on their careers.

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Graduate programs in economics to host information session Nov. 6

Oct. 28, 2019—Prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing an M.A. in economics, a Ph.D. in economics, or a J.D./Ph.D. in law and economics are invited to an information session on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 206.

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2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture Nov. 14

Oct. 22, 2019—Esther Duflo, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, will discuss "Good Economics for Hard Times" on Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of the Department of Economics' Steine Lecture Series.

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