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Longtime College of Arts and Science faculty named as emeriti

Apr. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved the awarding of emeriti honors to 14 distinguished, longtime College of Arts and Science faculty. The professors will be honored at Commencement ceremonies on May 10.

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University Club of Nashville offering free trial for new faculty

Mar. 7, 2013—Any graduate of a four-year college or university is invited to place membership at The University Club of Nashville, located at 2402 Garland Ave. on the Vanderbilt campus. The club was established in 1962 to serve staff and faculty of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Hospital. It is now open to any faculty or staff...

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Zeppos reflects on first five years as chancellor

Mar. 1, 2013—The One Vanderbilt transformation continues as Nicholas S. Zeppos marks five years as chancellor. Read the story and watch video of Zeppos discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Vanderbilt today.

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VSG to celebrate faculty and staff on Thursday

Feb. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt Student Government is sponsoring Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day Feb. 28 to say thank you to all who work on campus.

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Vanderbilt supports nursing mothers on campus with new initiative

Feb. 15, 2013—Mothers at Vanderbilt will find it more convenient to breastfeed on campus, thanks to a new initiative to increase locations where they can do so comfortably and privately.

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New faculty: Morgan Ricks gave up Wall Street to tackle economic crisis

Dec. 11, 2012—When the financial crisis hit in September 2008, Morgan Ricks knew what he had to do. “I was on a trading desk at a hedge fund when the crisis started,” Ricks said. “The day after Obama was elected, I quit my job and devoted myself to finding a position in the policy world, preferably in...

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New faculty: Rizia Bardhan finds solutions at the nanoscale

Dec. 11, 2012—Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering to Nashville from Kolkatta, India, where she was born. Early in...

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New faculty: Gary T. Henry has a passion for education research

Dec. 7, 2012—Gary T. Henry (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) It has been said that the next great wave of education reform is teacher preparation. If that assertion holds true, Gary T. Henry is prepared to bring evidence to the table. Henry has spent his career looking at how students and teachers are evaluated and will continue this work in...

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MyVU print edition features new faculty

Dec. 6, 2012—On newsstands now is a special print edition of MyVU—Vanderbilt’s online hub for faculty and staff—that honors some of the newest faces on campus and showcases their exciting work in the fields of pediatrics, anthropology, history, education, law, music and more.

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New faculty: Ebony McGee tells the stories of STEM students

Dec. 4, 2012—As an assistant professor of education, diversity and urban schooling in the Department of Teaching and Learning, McGee will continue the research she began as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow: investigating the role of stereotypes and other influences in the postsecondary career and academic decision-making of high-achieving African American, Asian and Latino STEM students.

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New faculty: Jeremy Wilson comes home to Tennessee, by way of Vienna

Dec. 4, 2012—Few musicians win their first orchestral audition, and the likelihood that the first audition is with the prestigious Vienna Philharmonic is very slim. That puts Jeremy Wilson, Blair School of Music's new associate professor of trombone, in a class all by himself.

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New faculty: Derek Griffith explores the complexities of men’s health

Nov. 30, 2012—Griffith serves not only as an associate professor of medicine, health and society within the College of Arts and Science, but also as an associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine.

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