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Vanderbilt’s new athletics director begins first day

Feb. 1, 2019—Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director today, Feb. 1.

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Black History Month kickoff at noon today at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center

Feb. 1, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is hosting a kickoff celebration for Black History Month today at noon. The program includes vibrant music by drum ensemble Nature’s Drummers and a brief presentation on the historical significance of the month and the events to come.

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Faculty selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for fall 2019

Jan. 30, 2019—Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.

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Center for Teaching’s Celebration of Learning set for Feb. 4

Jan. 29, 2019—Research projects and design initiatives, podcasts and documentaries, candle-making devices and board games, clothing catalogs and virtual reality simulations—these and more will be on display at the Celebration of Learning on Feb. 4.

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Guthrie reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 25, 2019—Chris Guthrie, the John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law, has been reappointed to a five-year term as dean of the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion

Jan. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22.

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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact

Jan. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.

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Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives announced

Jan. 23, 2019—A steering committee comprising staff from across the university will guide the new initiative aimed to study and advance the climate and opportunities for women staff at Vanderbilt.

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Flake calls for civility, tough leadership in Chancellor’s Lecture Series appearance

Jan. 18, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Jeff Flake, This American Life producer Zoe Chace and Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Visiting Professor Jon Meacham engaged in thoughtful discussion that drew a capacity crowd to Langford Auditorium.

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POSTPONED: Service Award Ceremony is Jan. 29

Jan. 14, 2019—The annual Service Award Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. Vanderbilt University staff celebrating 20 years of service in 2018 will be honored, and the prestigious Commodore Award and Diversity Leadership Award will be presented.

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Tierno named director of Vanderbilt Commencement

Jan. 4, 2019—Scott A. Tierno, a higher education administrator with significant experience in leading major campus initiatives, has been named director of Commencement and special events.

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Longtime Mail Services staff member dies

Jan. 3, 2019—Bryon Walker, a longtime Vanderbilt Mail Services staff member and fixture at the Station B Post Office stamp window, died Dec. 31 following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 55.

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