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What’s On My Mind: Corporatization at the great American research university

Jan. 16, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses “corporatization” in higher education—the ways in which universities have adopted structures and behaviors once associated exclusively with business—and how Vanderbilt can address concerns with this perception.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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What’s On My Mind: Vanderbilt’s new athletics director

Dec. 12, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos praises the experience and vision of Vanderbilt's new athletics director, Malcolm Turner.

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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul awards to Bates, Hill and Maruszewski

Dec. 11, 2018—Cheryl Bates, Olivia Hill and Maxine Maruszewski are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul award, which recognizes staff who go far beyond their job expectations.

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What’s On My Mind: Embracing neurodiversity in research and practice

Dec. 3, 2018—Exploring neurodiversity is important for educational development, and it is also driving new research with the potential to fuel innovation in a variety of fields, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Grandin rejects low expectations, insists workforce critically needs people with autism in VU lecture

Nov. 30, 2018—Temple Grandin—inventor, speaker, author and perhaps the autism community’s best-known advocate—encouraged her audience at Vanderbilt University on Thursday to embrace the diagnosis of autism for what it can do: add diverse thinkers to a workforce that not only can accommodate them, but desperately needs them.

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Chancellor’s Book Club to meet Nov. 29 to discuss ‘The Great Alone’

Nov. 26, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a gathering of his book club on Thursday, Nov. 29, to discuss Kristin Hannah’s "The Great Alone." Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the free event.

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What’s On My Mind: Gratitude for the Vanderbilt community

Nov. 21, 2018—Thanksgiving is a time to consider the people, moments, places and other things that give us joy in our lives, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Chancellor joins students on campus for early Thanksgiving dinner

Nov. 21, 2018—Nearly 150 students joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Monday evening for an early Thanksgiving celebration at the Student Life Center. Zeppos hosts the annual dinner for students who are remaining on campus during the Thanksgiving break.

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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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