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Chancellor makes lucky students’ ‘Wildest Dreams’ come true

Sep. 28, 2015—Winners of the "Wildest Dreams" social media contest attended the Sept. 25 Taylor Swift concert with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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VUPD launches SafeVU app

Sep. 25, 2015—SafeVU is a personalized communication platform that links Vanderbilt community members to the VUPD communications center in the event they need either emergency or nonemergency assistance.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 7

Sep. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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Poet Wyatt Prunty featured at next installment of Lyrical Brew

Sep. 23, 2015—Wyatt Prunty, the Ogden P. Carlton Professor of Literature at Sewanee: The University of the South and founder and director of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, will read from his latest collection of poems "Couldn’t Prove, Had to Promise" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt.

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Obituary: Jacob T. Brewer, BS’04, ‘Simply One of the Best’

Sep. 22, 2015—Jacob “Jake” Brewer, a White House senior policy adviser to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, died Sept. 19 in a collision with a car in Mount Airy, Maryland, while participating in a charity bicycle ride for cancer treatment programs. He was 34.

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Vanderbilt MFA student wins top poetry prize

Sep. 21, 2015—Tiana Clark, a first-year poetry student in Vanderbilt’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, has won first place and $10,000 in a leading poetry journal’s annual competition.

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Nominate next book for Commons Reading by Oct. 1

Sep. 11, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff are invited to nominate a book for next year’s Commons Reading for the Class of 2020.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City bridges cultures with video technology

Sep. 11, 2015—A custom-designed gold shipping container at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will become the "Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City" Sept. 18 through Oct. 12 for the Nashville community to engage across cultures with one-on-one conversations.

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Flulapalooza mass vaccination set to take place Oct. 7

Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Medical Center (VUMC) faculty, staff, students and volunteers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a mass flu vaccination event that four years ago more than doubled the current world record for the total number of vaccinations given in an eight-hour period.

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New Vanderbilt homepage launched

Aug. 21, 2015—A new and improved Vanderbilt homepage and top-level pages launched the evening of Aug. 20, with a focus on the four pillars of the university's Academic Strategic Plan while also showcasing the institution’s dynamic academic, research and campus life offerings.

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The Band Perry, Third Eye Blind to play 2015 Commodore Quake

Jul. 28, 2015—Tickets for Vanderbilt faculty and staff are $35 each for this year's Commodore Quake, set for Friday, Oct. 23, in Memorial Gym.

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Wear black and gold, win trip to College Football Playoff National Championship

Jul. 24, 2015—By participating in a series of photo and video challenges on social media, Vanderbilt fans can flaunt their colors, express their school spirit, and vie for a trip to college football’s title game.

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