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Immersion Vanderbilt Pathway Civic and Professional

International student opens social media window to Vanderbilt

Oct. 12, 2016—International student Cici Zhang is sharing her Vanderbilt experience online with China--and incorporating her love of children in an immersion research project.

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Class of 2016: Deya Maldas merges her passions for service and music

May. 9, 2016—When Deya Maldas signed up to be a tutor at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, she didn’t know she was about to have the most transformative experience of her freshman year.

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Class of 2016: Michaela Novakovic mixes music and science

May. 5, 2016—Michaela Novakovic’s majors take her from the grand to the microscopic on a daily basis. The Sorrento, Florida, native and Blair School of Music senior is a double major in harp and molecular and cellular biology.

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Class of 2016: Connor D. Henderson advocates for human rights and the arts

May. 4, 2016—In his four years at Vanderbilt, Connor D. Henderson has become a strong advocate for expanded campus space and resources for student productions. Some of his favorite memories are of cultural showcases by the Vanderbilt performing arts community filled with music, dance and food.

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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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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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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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Wisdom of Elders

May. 29, 2015—Can you think of a story from a grandparent or great-grandparent that has been passed down in your family?  For some, time and distance make it hard to learn from our elders.  That’s why a special immersion program here at Vanderbilt is so significant.  

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Class of 2015: Nolan Michael Smith combines coding and collaboration

May. 5, 2015—Engineering senior Nolan Michael Smith never expected to be sitting in a laboratory waiting for a toddler to sign off on an app he designed. But that’s what happened when the computer science major agreed to collaborate with researchers at Peabody College.

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Class of 2015: Junyi Chu brings global perspective to helping children learn

Apr. 28, 2015—Is there a better way to teach kids math? Senior Junyi Chu, a child development and cognitive studies major, is using her honors thesis to explore that question.

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Class of 2015: Julian Hinds champions students and civil rights

Apr. 22, 2015—One of the challenges of doing the work that Julian Hinds is determined to do is that results may not be immediately palpable. Hinds plans to be an attorney who is deeply invested in civil rights issues and helping students gain access to quality education.

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