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Ethnicity proves reliable indicator of what microbes thrive in the gut

Dec. 4, 2018—Changing the gut microbiome to beat illness really does hold great potential, but first scientists must answer what constitutes a healthy gut microbiome and in whom.

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Global tennis champion Venus Williams to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2018—Venus Williams—an international tennis champion, entrepreneur and author—will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2019, when she addresses graduating seniors at Vanderbilt and their families.

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First-generation students talk about experiences at Vanderbilt

Nov. 29, 2018—Watch as first-generation college students talk about choosing Vanderbilt University and how they contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the campus community.

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Nia Dorsey: Commodore defender and community volunteer

Nov. 16, 2018—Nia Dorsey is the defender on the SEC Champion Commodore soccer team, but her Vanderbilt career has largely been defined by service.

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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt's Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university's history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.

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New faculty: Alejandro T. Acierto

Nov. 12, 2018—Alejandro T. Acierto is Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Digital Art and New Media.

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New faculty: Paul C. Taylor

Nov. 12, 2018—Paul C. Taylor is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy.

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New faculty: D.J. Kennedy

Nov. 12, 2018—D.J. Kennedy is professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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New faculty: Leanne Boehm

Nov. 12, 2018—Leanne Boehm is assistant professor of nursing.

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New faculty: Jennifer Larson

Nov. 12, 2018—Jennifer Larson is associate professor of political science.

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Grandin, advocate on autism, to give conference keynote, Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 12, 2018—Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference in Nashville on Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Nov. 8, 2018—A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.

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