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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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Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Apr. 28, 2014—After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Pen pal project unites graduate, middle school students

Apr. 17, 2014—More than 100 sixth graders from Wright Middle School met the Vanderbilt graduate student pen pals with whom they have been corresponding and were treated to a tour of Vanderbilt University Medical Center facilities on April 16.

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Graduate students compete to present the best “Three Minute Thesis”

Apr. 9, 2014—Brain symmetry, woman warriors and malaria were among the research topics featured by the winners of the second annual Three Minute Thesis competition

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