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Employee Appreciation: Vandy Pops is July 16

Jun. 27, 2019—To thank university employees for their contributions to the success of Vanderbilt’s mission each and every day, Employee Appreciation invites them to gather in their respective breakrooms across campus for popcorn, collegiality and a moment to unwind on Tuesday, July 16.

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Eleven students chosen as newest Ingram Scholars

Jun. 11, 2019—Nine incoming first-year students and two rising sophomores have been selected for the newest class of the Ingram Scholarship Program. They are among more than 1,200 students who applied for the prestigious merit scholarship program.

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Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Jun. 5, 2019—The Nashville Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns Thursday, June 6, and will be held every Thursday from 1:30 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.

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What’s on My Mind: Attracting and developing top faculty

Jun. 5, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses how Vanderbilt attracts and develops top faculty members in the latest edition of "What's On My Mind."

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David Williams, bowling team to be inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 4, 2019—Former Vanderbilt Athletics Director David Williams II and the Vanderbilt bowling team were among the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame honorees recently announced and slated for recognition at its induction ceremony on June 15.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

May. 31, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @vanderbilthistoricalreview for this awesome throwback commemorating our @VandyBoys' SEC win. This shot is from 1895, and you can see Benson Hall in the background!

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Zeppos offers ‘eight words’ of advice in farewell Commencement address

May. 10, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos encouraged graduates at Vanderbilt Commencement to be the brave leaders that America and the world desperately needs—leaders who focus on making the world better for others, not just themselves.

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Vanderbilt honors Class of 2019 Founder’s Medalists

May. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University recognized exceptional graduating students from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 10, during this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

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Vanderbilt University honors 25 as emeriti faculty; Zeppos appointed chancellor emeritus

May. 10, 2019—Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. In addition, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was appointed Chancellor Emeritus, effective Aug. 15, 2019.

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Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence; Thomas-Hunt named Airbnb head of global diversity and belonging

May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive team at Airbnb in San Francisco as their head of global diversity and belonging.

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Broker-philanthropist named Peabody College distinguished alumna

May. 8, 2019—Shaiza Rizavi, a veteran money manager known for her commitment to social enterprise, will be honored by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement on May 10.

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Reusable water bottles and hydration stations to reduce plastic waste at Commencement

May. 7, 2019—As part of its sustainability initiative, Vanderbilt University will distribute 2,000 reusable water bottles and offer hydration stations for guests to fill their own reusable containers at its main Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10.

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