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Tennessine Commodore Classroom draws large crowd

Jul. 18, 2017—Joseph Hamilton, the Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, captivated alumni with the story of the discovery of super element 117 tennessine during a Commodore Classroom.

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Dorothy Phillips, first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, recognized

Jul. 18, 2017—Dorothy Phillips, BA’67, the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, was recognized for her contributions to diversity in STEM education.

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Students network with alumni at Summer Opening Dores

Jul. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt students may be on summer break, but they haven’t stopped working. Many are taking advantage of time away from the classroom to pursue internships. Thanks to the Summer Opening Dores series, they are also making important connections with alumni. Summer Opening Dores are casual yet purposeful networking receptions featuring alumni from diverse industries. Events...

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VU’s Osher Lifelong Learning launches partnership with Fisk

Jul. 14, 2017—For the first time, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt is offering a series of classes taught by Fisk University faculty on the Fisk campus.

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Smallwood joins Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

Jul. 11, 2017—Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian and attorney with a strong commitment to scholarship and activism, is the new associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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Eskind Biomedical Library to close for transformative renovation

Jul. 5, 2017—The Eskind Biomedical Library will close Aug. 1 for a a yearlong renovation, and updated information on services and collections will be available on the library's homepage.

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Brandt and Mandy Snedeker establish Vanderbilt golf scholarship

Jun. 21, 2017—An endowed scholarship helped pave the path to a remarkable collegiate and PGA Tour career for Brandt Snedeker. Now, Brandt and his wife Mandy Snedeker are giving back to Vanderbilt Athletics and Coach Scott Limbaugh’s nationally recognized program by establishing the Snedeker Golf Scholarship, which will support future Commodore men’s golfers.

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Commodores contribute more than $2.5 million to Vanderbilt in 24 hours

Jun. 19, 2017—Commodores across the globe came together on June 15 to show their pride and “give for the gold” on Vanderbilt’s second annual Giving Day. Some 5,654 alumni and friends made contributions totaling more than $2.5 million and secured a $500,000 challenge gift.

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Anonymous $10 million gift to Vanderbilt University will support College Halls

Jun. 5, 2017—An anonymous $10 million gift to the College Halls program continues the momentum that is transforming the undergraduate experience at Vanderbilt University through living–learning communities.

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Faculty committee proposes plan for investment in graduate education and research

Jun. 1, 2017—Following a collaborative rapid cycle process, an ad hoc faculty committee has released a report identifying four proposed thematic areas for future investment in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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International exhibit unites students, faculty and staff in celebrating mapping technology

May. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt's recent hosting of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition proved to be not only intellectually enriching, but also socially unifying, according to several leaders across campus.

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Commencement extra-special for grandfather who marches in granddaughter’s ceremony

May. 12, 2017—It was a double celebration at Vanderbilt University’s Commencement for alumnus Jim Cheshire. He marched in the procession May 12 along with other members of the Class of 1967 to mark the 50th anniversary of his graduation. His granddaughter Rachel Riendeau marched as well, receiving her bachelor’s degree along with 1,736 other members of the Class of 2017.

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