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Record number of Vanderbilt grad students score prestigious NSF fellowships

Jun. 19, 2012—This year a record number of Vanderbilt Graduate School students have won prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships.

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Jack Forstman, Vanderbilt Divinity dean, emeritus, dies

Jun. 19, 2012—Jack Forstman, who built significant community and national support for the Vanderbilt Divinity School while serving as a beloved mentor and leader to many generations of students and faculty, passed away June 17.

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Rare NEA research grant to fund Vanderbilt study on art-making and quality of life

Jun. 12, 2012—The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt will use $10,000 from the NEA to study correlations between art-making and quality of life.

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Effective high schools, ‘scaling up’ less effective schools subject of upcoming conference

Jun. 5, 2012—The National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools will host a conference on effective high schools and transferring those methods to less effective schools June 10-12.

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Watch the transit of Venus at Dyer Observatory June 5

Jun. 1, 2012—The transit of Venus across the sun this Tuesday is a rare astronomical event, and will not happen again for more than 100 years.

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Peabody, Vanderbilt Brain Institute launch nation’s first doctorate in educational neuroscience

May. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt is launching the country's first doctorate in the emerging field of educational neuroscience.

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Dramatic expansion at Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health and Society

May. 29, 2012—Five new faculty members are joining the Center for Medicine, Health and Society as part of a dramatic expansion of the multidisciplinary center that links the social sciences and humanities to Vanderbilt's academic medical center.

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Founding Director Bill Ivey to step down from Vanderbilt’s Curb Center; Jay Clayton named successor

May. 25, 2012—Carolyn Dever announces Bill Ivey will step down as director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public policy after 10 years. Jay Clayton will succeed him.

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Tenn. legislature should focus on economy: Vanderbilt Poll

May. 20, 2012—The latest Vanderbilt Poll shows that there is a divide between the priorities of state lawmakers and the citizens they serve.

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Chancellor urges Vanderbilt grads to embrace complexity

May. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt graduates got some advice from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during Commencement May 11.

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Brokaw to Vanderbilt grads: Become the next ‘greatest generation’

May. 10, 2012—Author and newsman Tom Brokaw urged Vanderbilt graduating seniors to “leave an indelible imprint on your time” during his speech May 10 during Senior Day.

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Two Vanderbilt professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

May. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt's Larry Bartels and Randolph Blake were elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government on science and technology.

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