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Similes and metaphors abound in this year’s Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Apr. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt graduate students demonstrated that they can summarize their 80,000-word theses in less than three minutes using terms that members of the public can understand during this year's Three-Minute Thesis Competition.

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Career planning workshop for science trainees set

Feb. 12, 2015—A half-day workshop for Vanderbilt University graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows on “building professional relationships” will be held from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

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Hall stepping down as vice provost for research and dean of Graduate School

Sep. 22, 2014—Dennis G. Hall, professor of physics and of electrical engineering, will step down as vice provost for research and dean of the Graduate School Dec. 31, 2014.

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New Graduate Education Study Group to begin work Oct. 1

Sep. 22, 2014—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente has appointed a new Graduate Education Study Group and charged it with laying the course for the future of graduate education at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt Theatre performs Shakespearean comedy with a twist

Sep. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt Theatre opens William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," directed by Terryl Hallquist, Sept. 26 in Neely Auditorium.

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Science educations bloom from ‘Simple Beginnings’

Sep. 4, 2014—Vanderbilt University welcomed 99 new doctoral students last Friday, Aug. 29, during the fifth annual “Simple Beginnings” ceremony in a Light Hall lecture room packed with family members and other well-wishers.

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Star-Spangled Brass: Steven Smartt embarks on a full-blown musical journey

Jul. 1, 2014—Steven Smartt, BME’71, MME’72—associate dean for academic services in the Graduate School, assistant provost for research, and assistant professor of the practice of education—leads a parallel life. A trumpet player since elementary school, the Nashville native earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Peabody College. He regularly plays with local bands Soul Incision (made up...

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Twenty-one Vandy grad students snag prestigious NSF fellowships

May. 22, 2014—This year 21 Vanderbilt Graduate School students have won prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships.

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Biomedical Sciences graduates driven by promise of discovery

May. 15, 2014—Most people probably don’t think much about the chemical compound that flavors curries and gives the Indian spice turmeric its yellow color. For Odaine Gordon, Ph.D., who celebrated his doctoral degree at last week’s Graduate School commencement, this compound — called curcumin — has special significance.

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Founder’s Medals awarded at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 9, 2014—Top scholars from Vanderbilt's undergraduate and professional schools were honored with Founder’s Medals May 9, 2014.

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Four Fulbright honorees named at Vanderbilt

May. 8, 2014—Four Vanderbilt University students have been offered scholarships through Fulbright-sponsored programs for teaching and research in 2014-15.

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