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Year in Review 2016

Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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Basic science, extraordinary impact

Oct. 6, 2016—The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.

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Expanding the Landscape: Graduate School refocuses on inclusion, more holistic approach

Oct. 5, 2016—When Vanderbilt’s Graduate School relocated to Alumni Hall earlier this year, it was more than just a routine move from one office space to another. In a broader sense, it also represented a shift in philosophy—away from the more traditional notion of graduate education and toward a more holistic approach that better equips students for today’s fast-changing and heavily interconnected world.

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Mental health and well-being focus of chancellor’s committee, new campuswide initiative

Sep. 22, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has empaneled a committee to consider and make recommendations on how the university can further support holistic and inclusive approaches to supporting mental health and well-being.

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Vanderbilt launches the Wond’ry at its new Innovation Pavilion

Sep. 22, 2016—The Wond’ry is an innovation hub designed to foster trans-institutional collaboration among students, faculty and staff from all disciplines and backgrounds on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Vanderbilt maintains record-high No. 15 ranking in ‘U.S. News’

Sep. 13, 2016—Strong academics, research opportunities and a supportive living-learning atmosphere are credited for Vanderbilt retaining its No. 15 ranking in "U.S. News and World Report's" annual survey.

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Inaugural Vanderbilt Community Profile provides snapshot of university demographics

Aug. 25, 2016—The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has released the university’s first Community Profile, providing a snapshot of the makeup of its faculty, staff and student populations.

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Watch: First day of classes at the Engineering and Science Building

Aug. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt’s newest classroom and research facility, the Engineering and Science Building, opened to students Aug. 24.

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Vanderbilt Move-in 2016

Aug. 20, 2016—Watch all of the fun and emotion as Vanderbilt University welcomes the Class of 2020 to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Vanderbilt to remove ‘Confederate’ inscription from residence hall

Aug. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today that the university will return a donation made 83 years ago so it can remove a controversial inscription from one of its residence halls.

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Inside The Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 8, 2016—What's life really like inside Vanderbilt’s renowned first-year residential college system? Hear from students and faculty heads of house and see what makes The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons a true home away from home.

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Influx of major NIH grants fuels growth of research enterprise

Jul. 14, 2016—During the past two weeks, researchers at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have brought in a number of new research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that together achieve $137 million in new funding. The funding is a trans-institutional accomplishment of the Schools of Engineering and Medicine and the College of Arts and Science.

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