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Chancellor announces next round of Vanderbilt trailblazers to be honored with portraits

Apr. 26, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus.

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Exhibit translates scientific discoveries into art celebrating Vanderbilt’s Nobel laureates

Oct. 13, 2017—A new exhibit on display at the Wond'ry honors the discoveries of Vanderbilt's Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art.

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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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Life-changing Internship

Feb. 11, 2014—A former Vanderbilt student dreamed of using business and economics to help the poorest people in the world help themselves. That student was micro-loan pioneer and nobel-prize winner Muhammad Yunus. Now another Vandy student is following this dream, as Amy Wolf reports.

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VUCast: Life-Changing Internship

Jan. 31, 2014—In the latest VUCast: One Vanderbilt student plans to help the world's poor; take a tour inside the new Recreation and Wellness Center; and learn how Vanderbilt experts are reaching millions. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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Yunus speaks at Global Social Business Summit

Nov. 14, 2013—Muhammad Yunus, Phd‘71, and the 1996 Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus, was an inspiring keynote speaker during the fifth annual Global Social Business Summit. After Vanderbilt, Yunus began his active work to fight poverty in Bangladesh by issuing microcredit loans to the poor, eventually creating the Grameen Bank. Yunus and the bank were awarded the Nobel Peace...

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Sep. 12, 2012—Robert Barsky, professor of French and Italian and professor of English, will deliver “The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual: From the Buildup Toward World War II to the Occupy Movement,” the 10th Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Distinguished Public Lecture, as part of the fall orientation program for Killam Fellows and American...

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Yunus challenges students to seek social change, not money

Apr. 3, 2012—Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus challenged Vanderbilt students to create businesses in which helping people – not making a profit – is the ultimate goal. Yunus spoke to several student groups and alumni during a visit to campus April 2. “Chasing money has created a lot of the world’s problems,” Yunus said, though he...

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Video: VUCast: What is discovery science?

Oct. 15, 2010—See how Vanderbilt is making life-saving breakthroughs through “discovery science.” Plus, what Vandy business experts think BP needs to do to rebuild, and another Vanderbilt connection on The Simpsons!

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VUCAST: Controlling your “inner elephant”

Sep. 10, 2010—See what a group of Vanderbilt engineering undergrads and Owen MBA students built to help those at the bottom of the financial pyramid; and how controlling your “inner elephant” can make you a better leader.

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