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Four new faculty heads join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2016—First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.

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Jeff Carr, major force at Vanderbilt and in the community for three decades, dies

Apr. 12, 2016—A longtime vice chancellor and general counsel who cared deeply about Vanderbilt's integrity and reputation has died at the age of 75.

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Project Safe sponsoring April events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Apr. 7, 2016—The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response is sponsoring five events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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New MOOC will teach core Java programming

Apr. 6, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, a massive open online course that will teach students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in Android, the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.

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Three students recognized by Goldwater Foundation

Apr. 5, 2016—Three Vanderbilt students have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. Marie Armbruster and Jarrod Shilts have been selected as Goldwater Scholars, and Sirui Ma has been awarded an honorable mention.

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Wilson receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Apr. 4, 2016—John T. Wilson, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development award. The five-year, $500,000 grant will allow him to develop new synthetic materials for “encoding” immunological messages and tightly regulating their delivery to the organs, cells and pathways of the immune system.

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Chancellor reviews a year of dialogue, change and renewed energy at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 1, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discussed the implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan, the university and Medical Center transition to two separate legal and financial entities, groundbreaking research, and the university's examination of what community looks like at Vanderbilt in his Spring Faculty Assembly address.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Mar. 31, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Historian puts Trump and Sanders in context

Mar. 30, 2016—Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both riding on the anger of the working class, although their messages and intentions couldn't be more different, says a Vanderbilt historian.

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Mellon Foundation awards $1.5 million to Vanderbilt for new Center for Digital Humanities

Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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No Biz Like Show Biz: Vanderbilt Alumni Are Ubiquitous in New York Theater

Mar. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt alumni are making a splash on Broadway, as evidenced by several recent graduates currently working both behind the scenes and in front of the lights in New York City productions. Many of them worked together as members of Original Cast, Vanderbilt on Broadway and Vanderbilt University Theatre. Some are even reprising those collaborations. So...

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Spring Faculty Assembly is March 31

Mar. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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