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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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Vanderbilt researcher: It’s time for civil service reform

Jul. 16, 2015—An extensive new survey of federal executives led by Vanderbilt's David E. Lewis has resulted in suggestions on how the civil service system can be improved.

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Assistant dean for public interest named at Vanderbilt Law School

Jul. 15, 2015—Spring Miller has been named to the newly created position of assistant dean for public interest at Vanderbilt Law School, Dean Chris Guthrie announced.

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Vanderbilt researchers develop potential treatment to fight mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Jul. 8, 2015—In late 2013 the Caribbean had its first case of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Today there have been almost 1.2 million cases in 44 countries or territories, including 177 cases in 31 U.S. States.

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Mayoral candidate debate set for Aug. 24 in Vanderbilt’s Ingram Hall

Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University, the League of Women Voters and NewsChannel 5 will team up to offer an hourlong debate among Nashville's mayoral candidates on Monday, Aug. 24. In addition, Vanderbilt will host a Meet the Candidates picnic on campus July 16.

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