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Anonymous $10 million gift to Vanderbilt University will support College Halls

Jun. 5, 2017—An anonymous $10 million gift to the College Halls program continues the momentum that is transforming the undergraduate experience at Vanderbilt University through living–learning communities.

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Faculty committee proposes plan for investment in graduate education and research

Jun. 1, 2017—Following a collaborative rapid cycle process, an ad hoc faculty committee has released a report identifying four proposed thematic areas for future investment in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Barry Friedman discusses policing reform on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Mar. 16, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interviews Barry Friedman, a noted constitutional law scholar and director of the Policing Project, on the third episode of "The Zeppos Report" podcast.

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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—David Owens, a leading thinker on innovation and creativity who helped design the Wond'ry, is Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos' guest on the second episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Mark Wallace shares the state and future of graduate education in series of presentations around campus

Feb. 16, 2017—Wallace will update the campus on the state of graduate education in the United States and how Vanderbilt is leading the way in re-envisioning the role and goals of a graduate school in the 21st century.

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Vanderbilt chancellor launches ‘The Zeppos Report’ podcast

Feb. 6, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has launched a new podcast, "The Zeppos Report," during which he will interview a wide variety of experts to provide meaningful insights on current issues and trends.

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Horr named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor for internal audit

Jan. 6, 2017—Douglas D. Horr, a seasoned audit professional with three decades of experience in higher education, is joining Vanderbilt University as associate vice chancellor for internal audit Feb. 1.

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Zeppos named to AAU board

Oct. 28, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been named to the 11-member board of directors of the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada.

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Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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Vanderbilt trustee emeritus and Dallas business leader dies

Oct. 14, 2016—Thomas B. Walker Jr., a Vanderbilt alumnus, trustee emeritus, and generous supporter of the university's strategic growth, died Oct. 11 at his Dallas home from congestive heart failure.

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Community activist who made Vanderbilt a better place dies

Aug. 30, 2016—Betty Chiles Nixon, a pioneering civil and women's rights activist who left a lasting mark on Vanderbilt University, its surrounding neighborhoods and the community, died Aug. 29.

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