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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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Photo: Commencement ready

May. 9, 2013—Today’s schedule: 9 a.m. — University-wide Commencement, Alumni Lawn (Memorial Gym in event of rain) 10:30 a.m. — Graduate School, Library Lawn 10:45 a.m. — School of Nursing, Branscomb Quadrangle 11 a.m. — School of Medicine, Langford Auditorium

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Commencement events May 9-10 at Vanderbilt University

May. 8, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will give the traditional address to Vanderbilt graduating students during Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10, preceded by a speech from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, who will appear at Senior Day Thursday, May 9.

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Infographic: Decode the regalia and symbols of Commencement

May. 7, 2013—The design of Vanderbilt’s academic regalia and the colors worn by graduating students, faculty and administrators are significant from cap to collar to cuff.

 But what does this ornate attire mean?

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Rare Toni Morrison books on display at Vanderbilt library

May. 3, 2013—An exhibition drawn from more than 50 volumes in Vanderbilt University Special Collections that are by or about 2013 Senior Day speaker Toni Morrison are on display in the Central Library.

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Infographic: Commencement 2013 by the numbers

May. 2, 2013—Did you know that 28,650 folding chairs are set out across 11 campus locations for graduating students and their guests? Tally the numbers behind Vanderbilt's 2013 Commencement exercises.

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Make alternate parking plans to accommodate Commencement guests May 10

May. 2, 2013—University Central faculty and staff are asked to seek alternate parking on Friday, May 10, to make as many spaces available as possible for guests attending that day’s Commencement activities.

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VUCast: An undergrad’s research to boost learning apps; hear amazing talent in a student recording studio

May. 2, 2013—See how an undergrad’s research is boosting learning apps Hear amazing talent inside a student-run music studio Commencement Countdown! See what’s special It’s all in this week’s VUCast – watch now.

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Volunteers still needed for Commencement 2013

Mar. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement 2013 and needs volunteers to help with the three-day celebration for graduates and their families.

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Toni Morrison to be Senior Day Speaker at Vanderbilt

Nov. 12, 2012—Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison will be the 2013 Senior Day speaker at Vanderbilt University. Her address will be streamed live on the Vanderbilt News website May 9.

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VUCast Extra: From Commons to Commencement

May. 17, 2012—The Class of 2012 holds a special place in Vanderbilt history as the first students to share in the unique and creative living-learning experience in The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Take a look at their journey from Commons move-in to Commencement.

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Faculty Seminar: Creating Chaos in Haydn’s The Creation

May. 15, 2012—Watch video of Melanie Lowe’s talk that explores the aesthetics of the impossible in Joesph Haydn’s most sublime work. In 1797 Haydn completed what was immediately hailed as his greatest work, The Creation.This enormous piece scored for solo singers, chorus, and orchestra opens with nothing short of a musical impossibility—the sound of infinite nothingness. What follows would...

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