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Renowned molecular biologist Sidney Fleischer dies at 86

Jun. 21, 2016—Sidney Fleischer, a renowned molecular biologist famous internationally for his work on calcium and the discovery of the ryanodine receptor, was remembered as a “true giant” in his field who worked along with his wife to advance the field of cell signaling. He died May 27 at the age of 86.

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Zeppos tells Rotary Club that success of Vanderbilt and Nashville are entwined

Jun. 16, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told civic leaders this week that the missions of Vanderbilt University – discovery, excellence and diversity — mirror those of Nashville, and the two institutions are each made stronger by that relationship.

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Chancellor shares thoughts on Orlando mass shooting; campus remembrance events planned

Jun. 12, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares his thoughts on Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando. Vanderbilt community members who wish to come together to remember the victims of the tragedy may do so at events held this week at the K.C. Potter Center and Benton Chapel.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee seeks input at staff town hall

Jun. 8, 2016—The Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee is seeking input from staff at a town hall meeting scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, in Sarratt Cinema.

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13 cross-college collaborative projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 2, 2016—Thirteen interdisciplinary projects, ranging from cellular processes and smart cities to global health care issues, have been selected as the 2016 awardees of the Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative.

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Vanderbilt hires Stephanie White to lead women’s basketball

May. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt University has hired Stephanie White as head women's basketball coach, Athletic Director David Williams announced Tuesday. White, who currently is serving her second season as head coach of the WNBA's Indiana Fever, becomes just the fifth all-time head coach in the history of the Vanderbilt program.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Trump leads Clinton in Tennessee by nine points

May. 19, 2016—Donald Trump is leading in the presidential election in Tennessee, but his support slipped noticeably after the Indiana Primary on May 3.

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Chancellor to graduates: ‘Lift others up’

May. 13, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos mined his family's history to make his point to the Class of 2016 at Commencement ceremonies.

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Soledad O’Brien to seniors: Finding your passion can take time

May. 12, 2016—Finding the inspiration to live a meaningful life is more a “slow, chip-away-at-it process” than a thunderclap of revelation, Senior Day speaker Soledad O’Brien told Vanderbilt’s Class of 2016 during her address.

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Nichols–Chancellor’s Medal winner still striving

May. 6, 2016—Senior Day speaker Soledad O'Brien talks about her career, from local news to CNN and beyond. O'Brien spoke at Memorial Gym on Thursday, May 12.

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Politics front and center in fight for next Supreme Court justice, panel says

May. 4, 2016—The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center independent entity effective April 30

Apr. 29, 2016—Effective April 30, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be a fully independent, nonprofit entity following the completion of the transaction that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the university in research and teaching.

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