March 2013 Dot COmmodore

Study finds Vanderbilt generated $8.6 billion economic impact on Tennessee

Vanderbilt made an $8.6 billion impact on the Tennessee state economy during fiscal year 2011-12, according to an independent economic analysis. Among the factors measured were Vanderbilt’s direct spending on operations and construction, spending by students and visitors, and spending by businesses as a result of the university’s presence in the state.

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VUCast Newscast: Chancellor Zeppos discusses his vision for Vanderbilt's future

Nicholas S. Zeppos, who is marking five years as chancellor this month, discusses the importance of maintaining the accessibility and affordability of Vanderbilt education, as well as the critical need to reinvent health care.

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Three peace leaders to speak at Impact Symposium

Vanderbilt’s 2013 Impact Symposium, scheduled for March 18-19, will feature appearances by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak; former Sen. George Mitchell, who served as U.S. special envoy for Middle East peace from 2009 to 2011; and Leymah Gbowee, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.

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‘I had to be a Commodore’

Read how Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s initiative for meeting 100 percent of a family’s demonstrated financial need without loans, is making a difference in the lives of students.

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New opportunities to recognize fellow alumni

The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as two new awards—the Young Alumni Professional Achievement Award and the Alumni Volunteer Award.

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Connect with Vanderbilt through your local chapter

This spring several Vanderbilt chapters will host university update events presented by Richard McCarty, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Brett Sweet, vice chancellor for finance and chief financial officer. These events are just one example of the engaging activities offered through the university’s chapter program.

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ALUMNI Submit a photo for consideration of use on the back cover of Vanderbilt Magazine

CAMPUS Vanderbilt launches free online courses through Coursera

RESEARCH Chancellor Zeppos urges Congress to prioritize research universities and academic medical centers

ALUMNI Take your family on an unforgettable trip to the highlands of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

IN THE NEWS The Associated Press: Alumnus Doug Parker, MBA’86, to lead newly merged US Airways and American Airlines

SPORTS Black and Gold spring football game scheduled for April 13

ALUMNI Search dozens of job postings on VUconnect, and take advantage of Vanderbilt’s networking potential

CAMPUS Civil rights leader James Lawson donates papers to Vanderbilt

RESEARCH Circadian clock linked to obesity, diabetes and heart attacks

CAMPUS Audrey J. Anderson named Vanderbilt general counsel

IN THE NEWS The Christian Science Monitor: Alumnus Wyatt Smith, BS’10, helps inner-city students study abroad in China

ALUMNI Stretch your summer vacation dollars with discounts on hotels and theme parks

RESEARCH Research reveals clues to childhood respiratory virus

SPORTS Swimming team breaks 14 school records at SEC Championships

CAMPUS Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt ranked nationally by Parents magazine

VIDEO VUCast: Women’s effectiveness in politics, Nightly Business Report partnership, and 'Hallelujah’

SPORTS Women’s Basketball Head Coach Melanie Balcomb sets Vanderbilt’s all-time wins mark

RESEARCH Evidence moles can smell in stereo

IN THE NEWS Fronteras: Alumnus Blake Hall, BA’04, helps family of fallen Iraqi comrade get to U.S. safely

Read Hall’s tribute to his Iraqi comrade in Vanderbilt Magazine.

ALUMNI Classes of 2003-2012: Donate to Vanderbilt by May 31 to help Opportunity Vanderbilt gain an extra $100,000

SPORTS Alumnus Brandt Snedeker, BA’03, earns fifth career PGA Tour title, climbs to fourth in world rankings



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