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Watch: 2019 Employee Appreciation Picnic highlights

May. 29, 2019—Thousands of Vanderbilt University employees attended the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic: At the County Fair. Faculty and staff members enjoyed free food and activities designed to express thanks for the integral role they play in the university’s purpose and mission.

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Gail and David Williams honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

May. 29, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.

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Owen faculty member to lead Moore College

May. 29, 2019—Mumin Kurtulus, associate professor of operations management at Owen Graduate School of Management, will play an important role in expanding the undergraduate learning experience beyond the classroom as the new faculty head of Moore College, Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley has announced.

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Nominations open for spring 2020 Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship

May. 24, 2019—Nominations are open through Friday, May 31, for the second cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, designed to amplify the impact of faculty research through media training and enhanced strategic communications.

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Weigh in on priorities for chancellor search, qualities of VU’s next leader

May. 24, 2019—Through a feedback form, students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and members of the broader community can provide their thoughts on what qualities the next chancellor should hold and the priorities that should be considered during the search process.

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Vanderbilt wins NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition, sixth in 7 years

May. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Design Laboratory again has earned top honors in NASA’s National Student Launch Competition, the lab’s sixth national championship and second consecutive win in 12 years.

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New hub for Graduate School students and postdoctoral fellows in Alumni Hall

May. 16, 2019—Newly renovated space on the first floor of Alumni Hall is designed to become a robust hub for student life within the Graduate School community.

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In Vanderbilt’s new simulation lab, nursing and divinity students train together

May. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing's $23.6 million expansion includes the state-of-the-art Simulation and Skills Lab, where nurse practitioner students and divinity students learn together.

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Venus Williams to Vanderbilt graduates: Make mistakes, stay uncomfortable, help others

May. 10, 2019—Tennis champion, entrepreneur and equal rights advocate Venus Williams imparted to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2019 a well-tested list for success heavy on risk-taking, goal-making and optimism during remarks delivered Thursday in Memorial Gym as part of Senior Day.

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Zeppos offers ‘eight words’ of advice in farewell Commencement address

May. 10, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos encouraged graduates at Vanderbilt Commencement to be the brave leaders that America and the world desperately needs—leaders who focus on making the world better for others, not just themselves.

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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2019 Founder’s Medalists

May. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University recognized exceptional graduating students from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 10, during this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

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Vanderbilt University honors 25 as emeriti faculty; Zeppos appointed chancellor emeritus

May. 10, 2019—Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. In addition, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was appointed Chancellor Emeritus, effective Aug. 15, 2019.

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