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New Military at Vanderbilt website launches on Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt has launched a new website designed to showcase the broad array of programs, support and resources available to military service members and veterans at the university.

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Open Mind: Supporting our veterans, advancing our mission

Nov. 4, 2019—By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest column ahead of Veterans Day next week.

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Lutz honored by Legion Fund for mentoring Army Special Forces officer

Oct. 23, 2019—The Legion Fund honored Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz with a special presentation Oct. 14 for his mentoring of the retiring deputy commanding officer of the 5th Group Special Forces (Airborne), the Green Beret unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

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Study shines light on architecture of kidney disease

Sep. 25, 2019—A study of 280,000 U.S. veterans, including 56,000 African Americans, has identified in greater detail than ever before the genetic architecture of kidney function and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and their colleagues.

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Flag ceremony to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’

Oct. 19, 2018—A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.

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Vanderbilt University launches Bass Military Scholars Program

Sep. 12, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at Vanderbilt University in law, management, education, medicine and nursing.

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Boomers, Elders and More: ‘Veterans’ Aid and Attendance benefits’ July 19

Jul. 12, 2017—The Veterans' Aid and Attendance benefit is a non-taxed monetary payment for low-income veterans who served the United States during wartime or for their surviving spouses.

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Bunker Labs, the Wond’ry help veterans become entrepreneurs

May. 25, 2017—Thirteen veterans pitched their companies on campus Wednesday at Muster Across America, hosted by Bunker Labs, a national nonprofit that helps veterans turn entrepreneurial ideas into startups.

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Vanderbilt researchers promise #WeWillNotGiveUp until diseases are cured!

Aug. 17, 2015—In the latest VUCast: Learn how researchers behind a life-saving social media campaign are promising #WeWillNotGiveUp; find out how your brain "sees" in the dark; and hear about the No. 1 ranking that's making Vanderbilt students happy. Watch now!

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Veterans returning from Middle East face higher skin cancer risk

Jul. 16, 2015—Soldiers who served in the glaring desert sunlight of Iraq and Afghanistan returned home with an increased risk of skin cancer, due not only to the desert climate, but also a lack of sun protection, Vanderbilt dermatologist Jennifer Powers, M.D., reports in a study published recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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All In: As veterans seek to enter the business world, Vanderbilt emerges as a leading choice

Apr. 12, 2015—Jameson Norton clearly recalls the event that would determine the course of his life before his career had even started. He was sitting in his senior English class at Nashville’s Montgomery Bell Academy. First class of the day. Eight-thirty a.m. Sept. 11, 2001. “The dean of students interrupted the class and whispered something to the...

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Vanderbilt partners with Operation Stand Down for veterans event

Dec. 5, 2014—Vanderbilt Law School, Owen Graduate School of Management and School of Nursing students along with Vanderbilt Human Resources employees donated eight bins of clothing in support of Operation Stand Down Tennessee’s annual event.

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