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Vanderbilt commits to first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with TVA, NES

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.

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Monáe, Salaam emphasize the interconnectedness of storytelling and truth in MLK Commemorative Series keynote

Jan. 20, 2020—During the keynote event of the 2020 MLK Commemorative Series, Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam discussed how stories have the power to bring truth to light, amplify inclusive narratives and shape the future.

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VU Press launches Little Free Library as part of 80th-year celebration

Jan. 17, 2020—A new Little Free Library, designed to resemble the historic Kirkland Hall, offers a selection of books published by Vanderbilt University Press and other titles donated by community members.

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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program

Jan. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

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Cooper, Ferrera, Bolton, Rice to speak at spring Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Jan. 10, 2020—The 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series returns this spring with a stellar lineup of accomplished thought leaders—including a renowned journalist, an award-winning actress and activist, and prominent international experts—all of whom are driving conversations on global issues.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Yasmine Mukahal

Dec. 19, 2019—With both Nashville and Vanderbilt on skyrocketing trajectories, the university finds itself competing with a host of global organizations for the best workforce possible. Yasmine Mukahal says Vanderbilt offers potential employees something more.

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Vanderbilt to screen silent film ‘The Ten Commandments’ with live organist Jan. 13

Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt Divinity School will host a screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 silent film "The Ten Commandments" on Jan. 13. The event will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 222 Belle Meade Blvd., at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

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Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Series

Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.

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Former Cheekwood exhibit finds home at Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School

Dec. 16, 2019—A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The Peter Rabbit House was designed as part of a Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience project and created in collaboration with Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Daigh Rick Landscape Architects and Peabody College’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program.

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Wente, Kopstain provide capital projects update at campus meeting

Dec. 11, 2019—A recent town hall meeting gave Vanderbilt community members an update on progress being made on several of the university’s capital projects, as well as provided next steps in the planning processes surrounding academic buildings and spaces.

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Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data

Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.

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No, it doesn’t matter how nicely you wrap that gift. Except when it does.

Dec. 5, 2019—A neatly wrapped gift will impress your acquaintances, but might leave your loved ones feeling let down when the gift doesn't live up to expectations, suggests new research by Vanderbilt postdoctoral scholar Erick Mas.

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