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Four Vanderbilt schools ranked in ‘U.S. News & World Report’ top 25 lists

Mar. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt’s schools of business, education, law and medical research were all selected in the top 25 in their categories of the best graduate schools as ranked by "U.S. News & World Report."

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Antoinette Brown Lecturer to discuss impact of Anglican Church crisis

Mar. 10, 2014—Ellen Armour will discuss "Crisis in the Anglican Communion" when she delivers the 40th Antoinette Brown Lecture March 20 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt Sociology celebrates 80 years

Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.

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Alumni Mentor Program gets high praise from distinguished pair

Mar. 6, 2014—A new program dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships between Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering students and university alumni through academic, professional and personal life experiences is paying dividends for one such pairing. Launched last fall, the VUSE Alumni Mentor Program is a reimagined mentorship structure requiring a yearlong commitment and regular one-on-one communication. Cardiologist Andre Churchwell, senior associate...

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Engineer alumnus proud to be part of sophisticated robot, test chamber project

Mar. 4, 2014—Joe Clement, BE’97, a senior engineer with Kansas City-based MRIGlobal, is helping develop a human-like robot designed to provide data on the effectiveness of protective military gear against exposure to dangerous chemicals.

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VU Divinity lecture looks at role of memoir in spiritual journey

Feb. 28, 2014—Emory University church historian Roberta Bondi will discuss the importance of autobiographical writing in her life during a March 11 Vanderbilt Divinity School lecture presented by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture.

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Alumnus one of 30 most creative under 30

Feb. 27, 2014—Westley Taylor, BA’11, is one of the 30 most creative people in advertising under the age of 30 according to Business Insider. Hailing the honorees as the “next generation of leaders,” the website developed the list on the basis of agency and peer nominations along with its own research into awards, campaigns and innovative potential....

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Vanderbilt publications win top awards in CASE competition

Feb. 27, 2014—Two publications produced by Vanderbilt University News and Communications have received top awards in the 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District III competition.

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Scholarships Allow Vanderbilt Undergrad to Pursue Career in Medicine

Feb. 24, 2014—John Chen, a second-year medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), is not sure what type of doctor he will become, but one thing is certain: he will have the chance to follow his heart in selecting his field of study and said he owes that all to Vanderbilt.

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The Last Wild River

Feb. 22, 2014—Deliverance Helped Make James Dickey, BA’49, MA’50, a Household Name. Forty Years Later It Casts a Long Shadow over Southern Appalachia.

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New York Vanderbilt chapter hosts tech entrepreneurship panel

Feb. 19, 2014—Eighty-four Vanderbilt alumni and guests attended the Feb. 18 Tech Entrepreneurship Panel hosted by the New York City Vanderbilt Chapter. The event featured insight from Vanderbilt alumni involved with six tech startup companies. Eric Johnson, dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, moderated the panel. The event was created by Alex Quintana, BA’05, MSF’06,...

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Small-firm lawyer David Wasinger, JD’88, takes on Wall Street and wins, twice

Feb. 18, 2014—David Wasinger, JD’88, had been the sole partner at a five-attorney firm in St. Louis, Mo. that was mostly focused on local business litigation and had never represented a whistleblower. But that changed in January 2012 when an old business acquaintance turned to him when he was ready to go public with accusation of widespread...

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