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Class of 2016: Rani Banjarian discovers America—and his voice as a writer

Apr. 20, 2016—For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.

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Ariel Helms: Searching for a diabetes discovery

Apr. 1, 2016—For Vanderbilt senior Ariel Helms from Oklahoma, twists and turns in her past, including a long-kept family secret, led to her passion for discovery in a Vanderbilt lab.

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What’s your story? Meet the student behind #halfthestory

Mar. 2, 2016—A Vanderbilt University student and entrepreneur is spearheading a social media campaign aimed at helping people be more authentic. Meet Larissa May and #halfthestory.

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Town hall meeting Monday will gather feedback on QEP proposals

Feb. 24, 2016—The Office of the Provost is soliciting feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The campus community is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room, during which members of the QEP subcommittees will share and discuss their ideas.

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Vanderbilt partners with Brown, Harvard, Cornell, others to develop new study abroad programs

Feb. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt has joined the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad with the goal of establishing high-quality study abroad programs.

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Feedback requested on QEP finalist proposals

Feb. 1, 2016—The Office of the Provost is soliciting campus feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is focused on Immersion Vanderbilt and will serve as a critical piece of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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Vanderbilt archaeology students unearth university’s earliest history

Nov. 2, 2015—A project excavating early servants’ quarters is capturing clues about Vanderbilt lives that would otherwise be forgotten.

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Leg braces created at Vanderbilt help dog walk

Sep. 11, 2015—VIDEO» There are prosthetics for people, but what do pet owners do when their animal needs help walking?

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Provost seeks ideas for new immersion project

Sep. 10, 2015—This week, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente issued a call to the Vanderbilt community to solicit ideas for Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan, which will support the Immersion Vanderbilt pillar of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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A VU Inside: Professor explores caves for clues to climate change

Sep. 1, 2015—VIDEO» For Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Jessica Oster, getting data means getting dirty. Oster and her team are collecting mineral deposits deep inside caves to find clues to climate change.

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Vanderbilt Student-Designed App Unites Coffee Community

Aug. 11, 2015—You may like your coffee in the morning, but chances are you don’t savor it as much as Sam Reilly, an intern at The Vanderbilt Institute for Coffee Studies who is marketing his new app for lovers of a good cup of joe. Reilly prefers “coffee that is sourced from a specific farm within a...

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