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VU alumni’s startup empowers refugees with financial security

May. 29, 2020—How can the world’s roughly 70 million forcibly displaced people, who may not have access to smartphones or the internet, access and secure their finances with ease? That’s one of the questions that Vanderbilt alumni Tori Samples and Nat Robinson teamed up to answer with their startup company, Leaf Global Fintech.

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Day of Wond’ry virtual event set for May 22

May. 13, 2020—Staff at the Wond'ry will present on resources available to the Vanderbilt community, as well as report on activities of the past year and opportunities for the coming one, at the Day of Wond'ry virtual event Friday, May 22.

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Vanderbilt students compete in inaugural Map the System competition at the Wond’ry

May. 1, 2020—More than 50 Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and Nashville community members participated virtually in the inaugural Map the System global social entrepreneurship and social impact competition hosted in mid-April by the Wond’ry and the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures.

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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Medicine: Eve Moll, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—In seventh grade Eve Moll was an active dancer, but then a diagnosis of adolescent scoliosis in her spine threw her for a curve—literally.

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19.

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Open Mind: Supporting our veterans, advancing our mission

Nov. 4, 2019—By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest column ahead of Veterans Day next week.

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‘Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship’ Oct. 18

Sep. 30, 2019—A panel discussion titled “Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship” is planned for Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wond’ry, Room 300.

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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit

Sep. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the seventh annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness— Oct. 5 at the Wond’ry.

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Academic Strategic Plan’s five-year progress report shows transformative impact

Sep. 6, 2019—A newly released five-year progress report on the Academic Strategic Plan highlights many new initiatives, including several that enhance the student experience and elevate teaching and discovery.

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Alumnus to discuss e-commerce strategies April 9

Apr. 4, 2019—Kevin Zhang, a Vanderbilt Class of 2018 graduate and founder of Kreator Consulting, will discuss e-commerce strategies at an April 9 workshop at the Wond'ry.

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Find Your Impact: Student empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt engineering student Miti Joshi took a leap of faith when declaring her major. She ended up falling in love with computer science and launching Vanderbilt Women in Computing.

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Watch: Provost invites faculty to TIPs Fair and Reception March 21

Feb. 25, 2019—Faculty can learn more about Trans-Institutional Programs, a major part of the Academic Strategic Plan, during a TIPs fair and reception at the Wond’ry March 21.

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