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VU Press’ Betsy Phillips to lead new Nashville-related book series

Oct. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University Press announces the launch of "Truths, Lies, and Histories of Nashville," the press’s first local-interest book series.

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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality

Oct. 9, 2019—The first of what could be two dozen sophisticated sensor arrays—called the MoveVU Digital Gateway—has started collecting air quality and mobility data on Vanderbilt's campus as part of a large-scale, $9 million project backed by federal, state and university funding.

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Statement from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente on the Nashville mayoral election

Sep. 12, 2019—“On behalf of Vanderbilt University, we extend our congratulations to Mayor-Elect John Cooper on his decisive win,” said Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente. “We are looking forward to working with Mayor Cooper and his administration to continue building together on Nashville’s phenomenal success and growth. We also want to express our...

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Vanderbilt lecturer to perform at ‘Summer Shakespeare’

Jul. 26, 2019—Vanderbilt University's longtime community partnership with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues with its popular "Summer Shakespeare" shows.

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Vanderbilt hosts picnic to meet mayoral, Metro Council candidates

Jul. 15, 2019—More than 50 candidates running for mayor, vice-mayor and Metro Council in the Aug. 1 election participated in a recent meet-and-greet picnic for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.

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Vanderbilt to partner with National Museum of African American Music

Jun. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University has announced a long-term partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and a foundational gift to enrich the museum’s educational and research opportunities.

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Vanderbilt hosts ‘food-scrap’ cooking competition to reduce food waste

Jun. 11, 2019—Four Nashville chefs and their teams—including one from Vanderbilt Campus Dining—competed at E. Bronson Ingram College to cook creatively while reducing food waste.

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Film seminar on campus over Winter Break to engage teenage boys of color

Dec. 19, 2018—​Gilman Whiting, an associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies and director of the Scholar Identity Institute, will lead a Winter Break camp and film seminar for boys of color in sixth through ninth grades Jan. 2-4.

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Emeritus Divinity professor who turned faith into community activism dies

Nov. 29, 2018—The Rev. Don Beisswenger, a Divinity School emeritus professor who lived out his faith as a dedicated community activist—serving six months in federal prison for a nonviolent protest—has died.

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Bridge over I-440 named for Vanderbilt professor, community activist

Nov. 18, 2018—A bridge over I-440 has been named in memory of a Vanderbilt Divinity School professor who worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in urban neighborhoods.

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Vanderbilt University’s AAA bond rating affirmed by Fitch

Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt University's bond rating continues to be rated AAA—the highest level—by the Fitch Group, a leading credit agency.

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Commuter Collective celebrates children’s art on Nashville buses

Nov. 8, 2018—Metro bus riders can enjoy children's art with a social justice theme—thanks to Vanderbilt Divinity School students.

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