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Society for Neuroscience honors Vivien Casagrande

Nov. 11, 2018—Vivien Casagrande, a longtime professor of biology and psychology who died in 2017, has been honored by the Society for Neuroscience for her dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience.

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Memorial celebration honoring Conway-Welch set for Nov. 12

Nov. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will celebrate the life and impact of longtime dean Colleen Conway-Welch on Monday, Nov. 12.

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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center celebrates 40th anniversary

Nov. 2, 2018—For four decades, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center has been an advocate for equity, access and education at Vanderbilt, leading to a more inclusive and equitable environment for women at the university. On Nov. 1, the center marked its 40th anniversary with a celebration in honor of this significant milestone.

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New faculty: Stephanie Budwey

Nov. 2, 2018—Stephanie Budwey is Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts.

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Smith named associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives for Development and Alumni Relations

Oct. 29, 2018—Highly seasoned higher education administrator Tina L. Smith will join Development and Alumni Relations as associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives beginning Nov. 1.

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Reinhart-King receives inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award

Oct. 26, 2018—Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award, which recognizes meritorious achievements and leadership in biomedical engineering and significant involvement and sustained contributions to the BMES.

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Rothamel selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Oct. 25, 2018—Katherine Rothamel, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center to celebrate 40th anniversary Nov. 1

Oct. 24, 2018—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will mark its 40th anniversary on Nov. 1 with a celebration from noon to 2 pm. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to attend.

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Colleen Conway-Welch, nursing education pioneer and emerita dean, has died

Oct. 12, 2018—Conway-Welch, who transformed nursing education at Vanderbilt and nationally, died Oct. 12 following a courageous battle with cancer.

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Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt educational neuroscientist, honored with NIH Merit Award

Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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Vanderbilt to participate in AAU’s 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

Oct. 4, 2018—The Association of American Universities will launch a national Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in spring 2019. Vanderbilt University is one of 33 institutions participating in the project.

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Gordon receives NIH award for music and speech research

Oct. 3, 2018—Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Reyna Gordon has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million for her project, “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”

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