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New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Zero-energy home and zero-emission microbrewery designs part of Vanderbilt engineering school’s Design Day

Apr. 21, 2016—A number of exciting projects are among the 74 design projects featured at the School of Engineering’s annual Design Day, including zero-energy home designs and a solar-powered desalination system.

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Marnett named dean of basic sciences for School of Medicine

Apr. 14, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today that Lawrence J. Marnett will be named dean of basic sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the time of the legal separation of the university and Medical Center.

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Jeff Carr, major force at Vanderbilt and in the community for three decades, dies

Apr. 12, 2016—A longtime vice chancellor and general counsel who cared deeply about Vanderbilt's integrity and reputation has died at the age of 75.

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Edward G. Nelson, business leader and philanthropist, dies

Apr. 6, 2016—Edward G. Nelson, a prominent banker, civic leader and longtime member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, has died at the age of 84.

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Vanderbilt ‘poets who heal’ to read at Williamson County Library

Apr. 4, 2016—The Williamson County Public Library will host four "poets who heal" for a public reading April 19 at 6 p.m. as part of the Vanderbilt University Lectures in the Library series.

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Chancellor reviews a year of dialogue, change and renewed energy at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 1, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discussed the implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan, the university and Medical Center transition to two separate legal and financial entities, groundbreaking research, and the university's examination of what community looks like at Vanderbilt in his Spring Faculty Assembly address.

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Churchwell to discuss ‘Creativity and Applied Physics’ April 11

Mar. 28, 2016—Dr. André Churchwell, senior associate dean for diversity affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will share his personal insights on the role of art in all of its creative forms and its relationship to applied physics in the solution of humankind’s medical woes when he delivers the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series April 11.

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Mellon Foundation awards $1.5 million to Vanderbilt for new Center for Digital Humanities

Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.

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Three Vanderbilt faculty, staff nominated for 2016 ATHENA Award

Mar. 17, 2016—Bonnie Dow, Michele Johnson and Kristy Sinkfield are among the nominees for the 2016 ATHENA Award from Nashville Cable.

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‘That national park in our backyard’ topic of Williamson Library talk

Mar. 16, 2016—A Vanderbilt alumnus who has provided strong leadership for the support and protection of the Natchez Trace Parkway will speak at the Williamson County Public Library March 22.

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Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management jumps five spots in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management jumped five spots to No. 22 to score its highest ranking yet on a list of top graduate business schools in the nation compiled by "U.S. News & World Report."

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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