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What’s On My Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt moving

Nov. 14, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses MoveVU, the university's mobility strategy, and explores a critical question for Vanderbilt: How do we move our people?

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Grandin, advocate on autism, to give conference keynote, Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 12, 2018—Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference in Nashville on Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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What’s On My Mind: A focus on the faculty

Nov. 9, 2018—A university is built on a foundation of research, scholarship and service; to do each of those successfully, we must create an environment in which the faculty can thrive, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Chancellor announces November book club selection; VU community invited to discussions Nov. 12, 29

Nov. 7, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a gathering of the recently launched Chancellor’s Book Club on Monday, Nov. 12, to discuss “A Place for Us” by Fatima Mirza. The November book, “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, is the topic for a Thursday, Nov. 29, discussion.

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Chancellor’s Lecturer: Ethical challenges accompany genetic ‘fixes’

Nov. 2, 2018—Would you feel differently about learning your risk for cancer if there were a 5 percent chance of your genetic information being leaked? That was the opening question posed by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, an oncologist and preeminent science communicator, to the large audience attending the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday evening.

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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul Awards to Bell and Roberts

Nov. 2, 2018—Janet Roberts, facilities manager for Peabody College, and Sandra Bell, human resources technician for Army ROTC, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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What’s On My Mind: Your feedback on our AD search

Oct. 31, 2018—At its heart, the search for a new athletics director is about finding a leader who has a bold vision for the future that continues to put student-athletes first, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Chancellor’s statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue victims

Oct. 29, 2018—“Our deepest sympathies go out to the loved ones of all those who were hurt or lost their lives during the attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our thoughts are with the entire Jewish community. We condemn this horrific act of anti-Semitism, violence and hate in the strongest terms,” Chancellor Nicholas S....

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Zeppos elected chair of Association of American Universities board of directors

Oct. 23, 2018—The Association of American Universities has elected Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as chair of its board of directors.

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Chancellor announces ‘A Place for Us’ as choice for October book club

Oct. 18, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a gathering of the recently launched Chancellor’s Book Club on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to discuss "A Place for Us" by Fatima Mirza. Free copies of the book are available for up to 50 students, faculty and staff who plan to attend the event.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee to give Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 1

Oct. 16, 2018—Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss his latest work, "The Gene: An Intimate History," at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Langford Auditorium as part of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Arts and Science’s Jonathan Waters awarded 2018 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 10, 2018—Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Media Arts Jonathan Waters’ fierce commitment to helping students from all walks of life achieve success in the arts was among several reasons he was awarded the 2018 Chancellor’s Cup on Tuesday.

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