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Find Your Impact: Student creates app for orangutans

Feb. 22, 2019—A coding hobby led Vanderbilt HOD and economics double major Ben Scheer on a wild immersion, building an app for orangutans at Zoo Atlanta.

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Gianna Mosser selected to lead Vanderbilt University Press

Feb. 22, 2019—Gianna Mosser has been named director of Vanderbilt University Press, where she will work with key partners to develop a new strategic vision for the university's publishing arm.

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New algorithm calculates drug synergy; initial tests involve melanoma, lung cancer

Feb. 20, 2019—Drug combinations used for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma aren’t as effective as they could be. Oncologists haven’t had the right tools to predict drug interactions, other than in costly clinical trials. That could change with a new algorithm developed by a cross-disciplinary Vanderbilt University team for calculating drug synergy.  The...

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VU Theatre performs the Bard’s romantic comedy ‘Twelfth Night’

Feb. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt University Theatre opens "Twelfth Night", a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and loss, gender roles, double identities and more, Feb. 15 at Neely Auditorium.

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Celebrated A&S professor to lead the Robert Penn Warren Center

Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.

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Rokas elected to American Academy of Microbiology

Feb. 6, 2019—Antonis Rokas, who holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He was among the 109 new fellows welcomed by the academy in 2019.

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Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits

Feb. 6, 2019—Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.

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CLAS to host ‘Haiti Week’ Feb. 11-13

Feb. 5, 2019—The Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host a series of public events featuring Haiti Feb. 11-13.

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Faculty selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for fall 2019

Jan. 30, 2019—Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.

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Scholar who pioneered Vanderbilt’s curriculum in classical antiquity dies

Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.

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Student pushing boundaries to impact the Earth, and people in it

Jan. 30, 2019—What is more daring—camping in a remote part of Antarctica for a month doing field research, or directing and performing in a musical revue about the environment? For Earth and Environmental Sciences major Andrew Grant, pushing boundaries to positively impact the Earth, and the people who call it home, are equally thrilling.

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Presidential rhetoric expert available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 28, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, an expert on political rhetoric and mass media and the presidency, is available to provide expert analysis of the State of the Union address.

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