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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21

Nov. 8, 2019—Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public.

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Deadline for Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship applications is Nov. 1

Oct. 29, 2019—The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 1. Academic Pathways is a research/mentorship program designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions, with the ultimate goal of diversifying the Vanderbilt faculty.

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Graduate Leadership Institute launches fall programming with visit from VU alumnus and former Anaheim mayor

Oct. 18, 2019—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute launched its fall semester programming with a presentation by Tom Tait, JD’85, MBA’85, former mayor of Anaheim, California. Tait explored themes of authentic leadership and leading with kindness during his Oct. 7 talk.

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Olatunji appointed associate dean of academic affairs at Graduate School

Oct. 18, 2019—Bunmi Olatunji, professor of psychology and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been appointed dean of academic affairs at the Graduate School, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He succeeds Richard Hoover, who is stepping down after 18 years in the role and will retire from Vanderbilt on Dec. 31.

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Food fight: How a community in Mexico used food to resist the Aztec empire

Oct. 1, 2019—Inspired by an ancient people’s use of food to resist defeat, anthropologist Keitlyn Alcantara now uses food to resist cultural loss among Latin American middle schoolers in Nashville.

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Research findings from national study of postdoctoral fellows subject of two-day symposium

Sep. 18, 2019—Directors and managers of postdoctoral offices from universities across the U.S. met at Vanderbilt Sept. 5–7 to discuss research findings related to a national study of postdoctoral fellows, including those at Vanderbilt and fellows of Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways initiative.

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NSF funds Vanderbilt graduate trainee program to develop workplace innovations for those with autism

Sep. 11, 2019—A $3 million NSF grant will establish a new graduate program to train students focused on innovations connecting workforce needs to the talents of neurodiverse individuals.

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Master’s program in biomedical sciences marks year two

Sep. 9, 2019—The master’s program in biomedical sciences recently welcomed 16 students to its newest cohort. The program, which launched last year, prepares students for a broad array of health professional careers.

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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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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 students, alumni named 2019-20 Fulbright finalists and alternates

May. 1, 2019—Eight Vanderbilt students and alumni have been awarded funding to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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Yohn named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Sappington named Mentor of the Year

Apr. 22, 2019—Postdoctoral scholars Samantha Yohn and Anneke Sanders and ophthalmology professor Rebecca Sappington were honored by the Graduate School at the 13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium on April 9.

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