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TIPs funding awarded to 15 innovative interdisciplinary projects

Jul. 17, 2017—Fifteen interdisciplinary concepts—from LGBT policies to the autism advantage to life at the cellular level—will be explored at Vanderbilt, thanks to the 2017 round of TIPs funding.

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A message from the Provost: Advocating for federal support of great research

Jun. 30, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente responds to the recently announced federal budget proposal that calls for drastic cuts to research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Chancellor Zeppos announces paid administrative closure July 3 to extend holiday weekend

Jun. 26, 2017—University staff will enjoy an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend this year as Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced an administrative closure day for Monday, July 3—a one-time paid holiday for 2017.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing breaks ground for new building

Jun. 21, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan R. Wente and School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman celebrated the groundbreaking for the Vanderbilt School of Nursing's new building June 20.

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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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University implements summer flex schedule, giving many staff Friday afternoons off

Jun. 1, 2017—Summertime gets a little sweeter for Vanderbilt University staff on June 9, when the university’s new summer schedule goes into effect. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced the plan for staff today in a message to the community thanking the staff for their unflagging support of Vanderbilt.

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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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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans cooling on Trump, favor ACA provisions

May. 30, 2017—The Vanderbilt Poll surveyed a demographically representative sample of 1,000 Tennesseans about a variety of important issues related to state and federal government across two weeks in May, 2017.

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Vanderbilt chancellor’s statement regarding Trump administration’s May 23 full budget proposal

May. 23, 2017—In response to President Trump’s May 23 full budget proposal, Vanderbilt University released the following statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives.

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Follow the better angels of their nature, grads are told

May. 11, 2017—Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns spoke to graduating Vanderbilt seniors during Senior Day and was awarded the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal.

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A conversation with America’s historian, Ken Burns

May. 8, 2017—Ken Burns, Vanderbilt University’s 2017 Nichols-Chancellor's Medalist and Senior Day speaker, took a break last month from editing his upcoming film, "Country Music," to talk with MyVU and share his insights on filmmaking, where America stands today, and some contemplative thoughts for seniors on the cusp of Commencement.

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