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New faculty Nancy Carrasco: From one side of the membrane to the other

Sep. 29, 2019—Nancy Carrasco, new chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and originally from Mexico City, knows how enriching an experience living abroad can be.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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New faculty Emily Lordi: At the intersection of black expressive culture

Sep. 29, 2019—Black feminist scholars. Bessie Smith. James Baldwin. Beyoncé. All have been the subject of Associate Professor of English Emily Lordi’s academic and public scholarly work.

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New faculty Diana Heney: ‘Ethics Backwards and Forwards’

Sep. 29, 2019—Assistant Professor of Philosophy Diana B. Heney studies the history of philosophy and how people have grappled for thousands of years with questions like, “What is it to be human?” and “What is it to be a good human?”

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New faculty Hallie Sue Cho: Beyond star ratings

Sep. 29, 2019—Assistant Professor of Operations Management Hallie Sue Cho brings a zest for discovery plus experience in product design, market research and business strategy to the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Arun Gandhi discusses planting ‘seeds of peace’ in the world with VU community

Sep. 20, 2019—Arun Gandhi, a world-renowned sociopolitical activist, journalist, author and the grandson of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, shared the ways he works to foster peace in the world and lessons he learned from his grandfather during the Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College of education and human development Sept. 16.

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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee shares community feedback findings

Sep. 18, 2019—The Vanderbilt community broadly endorses the direction the university has taken in the last decade and wants the next chancellor to continue that momentum, according to an analysis of responses to an online survey and other feedback efforts in the search for Vanderbilt's next chancellor.

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Vanderbilt observes Constitution Day with free speech concert, voter registration, reading

Sep. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt University will observe Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17, with a reading of the U.S. Constitution, a concert celebrating the First Amendment and opportunities to register to vote.

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Experience PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20

Sep. 9, 2019—The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.

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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.

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Posse Scholars program celebrates 30 years of impact at Vanderbilt

Sep. 6, 2019—More than 50 people attended the Aug. 30 event, which included fellowship, celebratory desserts and remarks given by several Posse scholars and mentors on their experiences as part of the program.

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