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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

May. 15, 2015—Judging from the photos shared on Twitter and Instagram, the Vanderbilt community is still on a Commencement high. Take a look at some of our favorite images from the past week.

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School of Medicine graduates embrace future challenges

May. 14, 2015—Bonnie Miller, M.D., senior associate dean for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, offered some sound advice to the class of 2015 during last week’s commencement ceremony.

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VUSN graduates ready to be positive force in health care

May. 14, 2015—Linda Norman, DSN, R.N., Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, told graduates during Vanderbilt’s Commencement and Investiture ceremonies last week that “nursing today is as influential as when Florence Nightingale defined and organized nursing in the United Kingdom in the 1800s. We are one of the most essential elements in health care delivery today and are being recognized for it.”

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Supportive environment spurs Biomedical Sciences graduates

May. 14, 2015—“It takes a village to raise a scientist.” That’s how Shenika Poindexter describes Vanderbilt University’s approach to graduate training in the biomedical sciences.

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Commencement strawberries donated to Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle

May. 13, 2015—Animals at the Nashville Zoo and Walden’s Puddle recently enjoyed a sweet treat, thanks to Vanderbilt’s Office of the Chancellor and Commencement Office.

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The best of Commencement 2015 on social media

May. 8, 2015—What a week! See our favorite tweets, posts, videos and photos from #VU2015.

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Strive for balance, chancellor tells Vanderbilt graduates

May. 8, 2015—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos had words of advice for Vanderbilt graduates at their Commencement exercises on May 8.

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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Shirley Collado named Peabody Distinguished Alumna

May. 8, 2015—Shirley Collado, a member of Vanderbilt's inaugural POSSE class, was honored by Peabody College with the 2015 Distinguished Alumna Award during Vanderbilt's Commencement.

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Commencement: The Full Ceremony

May. 7, 2015—Watch video of the May 8, 2015 Commencement ceremony.  

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Connect your passion to something that matters, Isaacson urges Vanderbilt graduating seniors

May. 7, 2015—Life is much more than following your passion, writer Walter Isaacson told graduating seniors during his Senior Day address.

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Senior Day speaker Walter Isaacson

May. 7, 2015—Watch video of Senior Day speaker author Walter Isaacson addressing graduates and their families in Memorial Gymnasium. Isaacson, author of The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution and the former editor of TIME magazine, spoke on “Timeless Leadership.” Isaacson received the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal, one of Vanderbilt’s highest...

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