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Commencement 2013 Archives

VUSM’s class of 2013 ready to take on new challenges

May. 16, 2013—The Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Class of 2013 will enter health care at a time of great change. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will begin the bulk of its health reform changes Jan. 1, 2014. New providers will enter a rapidly changing system of care.

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Nursing School graduates set for crucial health care roles

May. 16, 2013—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “advanced practice nurses, nurse scientists, nurse managers and leaders are crucial to health care and to our country.”

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Promise of discovery drives Biomedical Sciences graduates

May. 16, 2013—Vanderbilt awarded 66 Ph.D. degrees to an accomplished group of students in Medical Center-related departments and programs.

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VUCast Extra: Remembering Commencement 2013

May. 11, 2013—Graduates laughed, cried and left as Vanderbilt alums for life. Re-live Commencement 2013.

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Faith, family help Peabody Founder’s Medalist overcome cancer

May. 10, 2013—Jesse Neugebauer, who graduates from Vanderbilt May 10 with Peabody College’s top undergraduate honor, the Founder’s Medal, knows what it’s like to overcome tough circumstances. His experience will serve him well as he prepares to work with students facing challenges of their own.

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Vanderbilt University honors 36 as emeriti faculty

May. 10, 2013—Thirty-six retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented Founder’s Medals to the university’s top scholars during Commencement on May 10.

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Commencement ceremony moved to Memorial Gym

May. 10, 2013—Commencement is being moved to Memorial Gym located on campus at 25th Avenue South because of severe weather conditions.

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Commencement 2013

May. 10, 2013—Full coverage of Commencement 2013 available on the Commencement website.

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Novelist Morrison tells grads to embrace interconnectedness

May. 9, 2013—The bloody and warlike history of the world is all the more reason to be caring citizens going forward, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison advised graduates during Senior Day festivities at Vanderbilt University.

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Follow the fun of Commencement as it unfolds on social media

May. 8, 2013—Commencement and the excitement leading up to it is a fun time at Vanderbilt. We'll be sharing your Commencement photos, Tweets, Facebook posts and more over the next few days.

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Toni Morrison Senior Day address

May. 8, 2013—Vanderbilt University seniors closed the chapter on their undergraduate experience with words from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, who delivered the Senior Day address Thursday, May 9, at 11 a.m. Read more »

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