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Cal Turner Family Foundation commits $2 million to expand Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 26, 2019—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt, housed within the Owen Graduate School of Management, is a student-driven, interdisciplinary organization focused on developing entrepreneurial, market-based solutions to alleviate poverty around the world.

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Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Feb. 23, 2017—Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.

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Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete in 2017 Hult Prize Challenge

Oct. 21, 2016—Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.

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FutureVU making progress on charting course for Vanderbilt’s campus

Sep. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s land use plan has been dubbed FutureVU and is entering its second year with a full slate of activities and a new faculty advisory committee.

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Mayor appoints faculty, staff representatives to Metro boards

Jul. 19, 2016—Mayoral appointments to Metro Nashville boards, committees and councils in recent weeks have included numerous representatives of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Vanderbilt MBA student awarded $25,000 Sohr Grant for startup

Dec. 16, 2015—A second-year business student at the Owen Graduate School of Management has won an annual $25,000 Sohr Grant for her idea to start a ticketing company focused on tour operators.

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Vanderbilt to host qualifying round for ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Dec. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management will host the opening round of the Hult Prize’s $1 million social entrepreneurship challenge, in which student teams from around the world compete to address the most pressing global problems.

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