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The transformation of Vanderbilt athletics

Mar. 4, 2013—In academics and on the playing field, Vanderbilt athletes are all in. Read about the dramatic changes happening in Vanderbilt athletics.

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For Troy Ball, BA’81, making moonshine is a patriotic duty

Feb. 26, 2013—On the Discovery network’s show Moonshiners, whiskey makers stay one step ahead of the law as they tend backwoods stills. Troy Ball is also a moonshiner, but the similarities between her and the Appalachia moonshiners featured on the show are few. Ball’s whiskey is legal and, by all accounts, some of the best on the market.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Feb. 26, 2013—Read about faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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James Patterson, MA’70, has sold more books worldwide than any author during the past three years

Feb. 18, 2013—JAMES PATTERSON HAS SOLD MORE BOOKS WORLDWIDE THAN ANY AUTHOR DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS. NOW HE’S SET HIS SIGHTS ON CULTIVATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF READERS.

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Vanderbilt alumnus Wyatt Smith makes a deal with his students: Learn Chinese. Go to China.

Feb. 18, 2013—It’s 7 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, and Wyatt Smith is still in his classroom. The day started 12 hours ago, back when his green tie was firmly in place and his khakis were neatly pressed – before the classes, parent phone calls, and the three-hour Mandarin lesson for 13 inner-city students at George Washington Carver High...

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Our favorite Tweets and Facebook posts of the week, Feb. 8-15

Feb. 15, 2013—Love was in the air at Vanderbilt this week. For Valentine’s Day, we asked our Twitter and Facebook friends if they fell in love at Vanderbilt. As it turns out, Vanderbilt’s played Cupid to quite a few people! Below are some of our favorite stories. Updated Feb. 18: We’ve added more posts and Tweets that...

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Zeppos urges Congress to prioritize research universities and academic medical centers

Feb. 14, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spent Feb. 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional leaders and making the case for federal investments in science and engineering research and education.

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The Language of Survival: A Peabody alumna establishes ESL to Go program to help Nashville area refugees

Feb. 11, 2013—In 2011, Tennessee welcomed 1,236 refugees from 17 different countries, most of them settling in Nashville. As is true for the entire nation, the largest groups came from Bhutan, Burma and Iraq. All of them had in common, as the United Nations puts it, having fled their country and being unwilling or unable to return...

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A firm foundation in life and work: Thomas H. Powell, EdD’82

Feb. 8, 2013—Thomas H. Powell, EdD’82, currently in his 10th year as president of Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmetsburg, Md., has led the nation’s second-oldest Catholic university to new heights. The school completed its first new residence hall in 30 years, built a new soccer and lacrosse stadium, a new baseball field, Founder’s Plaza and a...

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For Cancer Center’s Joyce, volunteering comes naturally

Jan. 31, 2013—Nearly every week since 1988, cancer patients and families visiting Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been able to count on a comforting routine — at least one morning per week they are greeted by the same smiling volunteer who dispenses a dose of friendship along with coffee, snacks and advice about how to navigate the sprawling Medical Center campus.

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Endowed chair celebration honors nine Vanderbilt faculty

Jan. 21, 2013—The extraordinary academic achievements of nine Vanderbilt University endowed chair holders were recognized during a Jan. 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Beasley named Vanderbilt University treasurer

Dec. 19, 2012—Trey Beasley, a senior financial manager in treasury at Vanderbilt University, has been named university treasurer, effective Dec. 21, 2012.

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