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Thrower named Carnegie Fellow to support research on separation of powers

Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt political scientist Sharece Thrower was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and awarded $200,000 to support her research.

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Vigil at noon today for victims of Sri Lanka attacks

Apr. 22, 2019—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James E. Page Jr. will host a vigil for the Vanderbilt community for the victims of the attacks in Sri Lanka. The vigil will begin at noon today on the grassy area near the Rand Wall.

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Dallas couple commits $5M to endow inaugural Dean’s Chair at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University alumni Ginny Searcy, BA’96, and Conner Searcy, BA’97, of Dallas have committed $5 million to create a new Dean’s Chair at the College of Arts and Science.

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The Open Dore: Moving forward together

Apr. 19, 2019—In her April newsletter, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente reflects on the tenure and legacy of outgoing Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as well as planning for the university's future.

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Vanderbilt senior named to 2020 class of Yenching Scholars

Apr. 18, 2019—Steven Yue Heng Yang, a philosophy and economics double major who is on track to graduate from Vanderbilt this May after completing all of his course requirements in just three years, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Yenching Scholars. This highly competitive award provides a fully funded master’s degree in one of six core areas of study at the Yenching Academy at Peking University.

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Plans for new faculty commons, digital commons discussed at town hall

Apr. 17, 2019—The creation of a faculty commons and a digital commons are among the recommendations of a feasibility study for renovation of an architecturally noted building at 1101 19th Ave. S.

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Quah named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar

Apr. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt senior Kris Quah has been named to the second global cohort of Knight-Hennessy Scholars. The program awards full funding for postgraduate study at Stanford University to up to 100 graduate students each year in order to develop a community of future global leaders capable of solving the world’s most complex problems.

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What’s On My Mind: The progress ahead of us

Apr. 12, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Zeppos reflects on change and progress ahead for Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

Apr. 12, 2019—The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Vanderbilt University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students in 2018-19. Among research institutions, Vanderbilt ranked 17th for percentage of applicants who were awarded grants.

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Vanderbilt joins National Academies sexual harassment prevention collaborative as founding member

Apr. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University has joined with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a founding member of the new Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Apr. 10, 2019—Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.

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Webinar on engaging with federal government for early career researchers is April 15

Apr. 7, 2019—An April 15 webinar designed for early career investigators will highlight opportunities at key agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense. The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Baker Building, Room 800C.

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