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VU alum Grantland Rice focus of new documentary

Sep. 20, 2018—Famed sportswriter Grantland Rice is the subject of a new documentary premiering Sept. 25 on the SEC Network.

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Student-athlete Turner Cockrell fights cancer with help of VU teammates

Sep. 7, 2018—Turner Cockrell, a tight end on the Vanderbilt football team, was diagnosed with melanoma last November and will undergo a procedure Friday in hopes of staving off more cancerous cells. Throughout his battle, Cockrell has remained a Commodore—and his Vanderbilt family has stood by him.

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Immune system emerges as partner in opioid cravings fight

Sep. 5, 2018—There’s promise in specific immune system peptides—amino acid compounds that signal cells how to function. In this case, they may be affecting brain activity and, by extension, drug cravings.

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Five questions with Marvel Comics writer Gabby Rivera ahead of VU visit

Sep. 4, 2018—Gabby Rivera, the award-winning writer of "Juliet Takes a Breath" and the Marvel Comics series "America," will visit the Vanderbilt community Sept. 24-25 for a keynote and Q&A, meet and greet and writer’s workshop presented by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Immersion Vanderbilt launches, resource office opens in Student Life Center

Aug. 27, 2018—A signature component of the Academic Strategic Plan, Immersion Vanderbilt calls for students to participate in an intensive learning experience that takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in a final project.

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Koala teeth provide insights into diet

Aug. 22, 2018—Paleontologist Larisa DeSantis' latest research confirms that the shape of tooth wear best indicates the kind of food koalas and kangaroos ate, not whether it was covered in dust and dirt.

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Sports and Society Initiative launches new series examining Olympics from diverse angles

Aug. 16, 2018—“A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” encompasses 14 thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events, including film screenings, panel discussions and presentations by scholars, journalists and authors.

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Diversity leader James E. Page Jr. named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Aug. 13, 2018—James E. Page Jr., a nationally recognized leader in institutional diversity, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Engineering’s Zelik named Emerging Leader by Chamber, YP Nashville

Aug. 9, 2018—Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik has been named an Emerging Leader by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. Zelik received the distinction in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction category.

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Monthlong immersion takes students to an underwater world

Aug. 3, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors traveled to the Central American island of Utila, Honduras, for a research experience examining the impact of tourism on the underwater ecosystem.

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