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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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The Power of the Peanut: Nutritional Supplement Serves Vital Need for Malnourished Children in Guatemala

Feb. 29, 2016—Malnutrition is defined as a lack of food and calories. But really, it’s a symptom of far more profound problems. “The real causes of malnutrition are poverty and inequality,” says Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies. For the past five years, Fischer has worked with Steve...

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New Turner Family Center Established

Jul. 31, 2015—The Cal Turner Family Foundation has committed nearly $1.2 million over five years to establish the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Cal Turner Family Foundation gift establishes center for social ventures at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2015—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is being started at Vanderbilt with a $1.2 million donation from Cal Turner Jr.'s foundation.

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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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Between Two Worlds

Jun. 2, 2011—Cristiana Grigore is Roma, a member of the largest ethnic minority in Europe. Over the course of her journey from her native Romania to Peabody College at Vanderbilt, she has become an ambassador for her people, an advocate for social inclusion, and is striving to make a difference at the international level.

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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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