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Commencement 2017 schedule

May. 11, 2017—Commencement begins at 9 a.m. Friday, May 12.

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14 in engineering, A&S, Peabody earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May. 4, 2017—The National Science Foundation recently selected 14 Vanderbilt graduate students in fields as diverse as mechanical engineering and psychology to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships are highly sought-after because they provide students with $34,000 annually for three years and the freedom to conduct their research at any accredited U.S. university.

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Heart valve disease research earns grad student a young investigator award

Apr. 24, 2017—Doctoral student Meghan Bowler won the Allan D. Callow Young Investigator Award for best poster presentation at the 15th biennial meeting of the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology.

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Wisecaver named Vanderbilt ‘Postdoc of the Year’

Apr. 21, 2017—Accomplished postdocs and faculty "Mentor of the Year" honored at annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Shared Resources Symposium April 19.

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Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Apr. 20, 2017—Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the "Places and Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibition on campus.

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Forget sponges: the earliest animals were marine jellies

Apr. 10, 2017—A powerful new method has been devised to settle contentious phylogenetic tree-of-life issues. such as "What is the oldest branch of the animal family tree?"

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Chancellor pledges to fight for university’s mission, values during trying times

Apr. 7, 2017—In an era when colleges and universities are attacked and research and discovery are devalued, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos pledged at the spring faculty assembly to fight for Vanderbilt's mission.

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Boiling 80,000-word Ph.D. theses into three-minute presentations

Apr. 5, 2017—Biological clocks and insulin production, mental illness and malfunctioning vacuum cleaners, the secret ingredients for better bone grafts were the subjects of winning grad student public talks.

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For female mosquitoes, two sets of odor sensors are better than one

Mar. 15, 2017—A team of Vanderbilt biologists has found that the malaria mosquito has a second complete set of odor receptors that are specially tuned to human scents.

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Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.

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Inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture is March 16

Mar. 10, 2017—Rene Raphemot, who earned his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in 2014 and is now a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University, will give the inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Preston Research Building, Room 206.

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Fish eyes may hold key to regenerating human retinas

Mar. 9, 2017—Research into retinal regeneration in zebrafish has identified a signal that appears to trigger the self-repair process, raising the possibility of inducing retinal repair in human eyes.

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