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National experts converge at Vanderbilt for insightful discussions on race and reconciliation

Mar. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt brought national experts to campus for a two-day symposium—the university's first—on race, reconciliation and reunion.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—A report by the Chancellor's Strategic Planning Committee, made up of faculty, students, staff and alumni, recommends a multifaceted approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing at Vanderbilt.

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Volunteers needed for Commencement 2018

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2018 is scheduled for May 9–11, and your help is needed to make the event a success.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville wants transit overhaul; unsure about mayor’s plan

Mar. 4, 2018—Concern about Nashville's future rises as city's rapid growth strains transit and affordable housing, according to the latest research by Vanderbilt's Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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Vanderbilt senior earns prestigious fellowship from Luce Scholars Program

Mar. 1, 2018—Phillip McGloin, a College of Arts and Science senior from Washington, D.C., has been named to the 2018-19 class of Luce Scholars. McGloin will gain new perspectives through immersive living and working experiences in Asia during the next year.

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Slow food? Let’s try slow college

Mar. 1, 2018—For years, the slow food movement has made the case for meals as a catalyst for community: the right ingredients plus sufficient time equals something much greater than the sum of its parts. The same equation holds true when it comes to educating our nation's future citizens, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this op-ed on CNN.com.

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Vanderbilt scholars honored for supporting women in sport

Feb. 27, 2018—Anjali Forber-Pratt and Sharon Shields will be honored at the SHAPE America National Convention and Expo March 20–24 in Nashville.

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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center opens new spaces to serve students

Feb. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt leaders, students, faculty and staff celebrated the opening of three new dedicated spaces Feb. 16 to serve students and build community at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.

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U.S. presidents focus of Vanderbilt library exhibit and lecture

Feb. 16, 2018—"The American Presidency" exhibition, drawing on rare memorabilia and biographies in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries' Special Collections, will open with a talk by presidential historian Thomas Alan Schwartz Feb. 20.

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Linda Sealy receives 2018 AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Feb. 15, 2018—Professor Linda Sealy has won the AAAS Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement for her continued efforts to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.

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Keivan Stassun named 2018 AAAS mentor of the year

Feb. 15, 2018—Astrophysicist Keivan Stassun has been named mentor of the year by AAAS for his efforts in increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM Ph.D. programs.

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African American history ‘transcribe-a-thon’ honors Frederick Douglass

Feb. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt students and faculty came together to transcribe digitized handwritten records from the 19th century about African American history Feb. 14 at the Center for Digital Humanities.

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