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From Mars habitat to little boy’s prosthetic hand, Design Day 2019 fascinates

Apr. 24, 2019—Inspiration and innovation abounded as more than 70 teams of engineering seniors presented their final projects Monday. The annual Senior Design Day attracted hundreds of visitors from Vanderbilt and the Nashville community to the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 19, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @vandylibraries for this spectacular shot advertising goat yoga on Peabody Lawn this week! It really doesn't get any cuter than this. 😍🐐

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 12, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @thejacobschroeder for sharing this awesome shot of Janet Yellen, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, showing some Vanderbilt pride. We love a good #AnchorDown! 

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Special-needs Siblings Inspire a Career in Care: Alexandra Vierling, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago.

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Beyond the Petri Dish: Gabriela Alvarado, PhD’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Gabriela Alvarado began her graduate program intent on studying something microscopic, but she ended up developing a passion for understanding the bigger picture of her research.

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Refugees and a ‘Third-Culture Kid’: Aya Abou-Jaoude, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Aya Abou-Jaoude has always planned to become a physician. But she says an eye-opening Vanderbilt course last year about refugee resettlement helped affirm her ultimate goal: to pursue pediatric medicine, with a particular focus on refugee health.

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A Scientific Mind and a Heart for Women’s Issues: Ananya Sharma, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—As the only child of a university biology professor, Ananya Sharma’s talent in science came naturally. Yet, while navigating a STEM-specialized curriculum in high school, she discovered an interest in women’s studies.

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Runner’s High: Evan Suzman, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Evan Suzman, a cross country runner for the Commodores, likes to clear his mind with long, winding runs across campus. Off the course, the native New Yorker is a double major in history and child development, with a focus on the history of science.

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Musical Talent and Mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything," he says.

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From South Africa with Love: Bill-Kande Badi, BA’19

Apr. 9, 2019—Bill-Kande Badi never imagined he’d pursue a career in film when he traveled more than 8,500 miles from his hometown of Pretoria, South Africa, to study at Vanderbilt. But then he signed up for Cinema and Media Arts courses and “fell in love with making movies.”

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 5, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @deng.angie, who shared some beautiful spring shots she took on campus. 🌸  We just love our campus this time of year! 😍

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