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Two places shaped Robert Penn Warren, the man who became a Rhodes Scholar, the first poet laureate of the United States and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner: Vanderbilt University and Guthrie, Ky.

Vanderbilt honors him with its Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and Fugitive and Agrarian Collection; Guthrie has the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace House…although it nearly lost that.

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Life is full for Dr. Antonio Gotto, world-renowned expert on atherosclerosis—the primary cause of cardiovascular disease. After stepping down as dean of Cornell University’s medical school, he continues as a leader at heart.

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Whenever I think about my years at Vanderbilt, I still shake my head with a tad of disbelief and think, “How did circumstances even allow me to apply to Vanderbilt?”

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Spend five minutes with Tony Hmelo, a research professor whose work has taken him from NASA to nanoscience and from New York to Nashville.

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Would you refuse to drink bottled water if it would help your yet-to-be-born great grandchild? That’s a delicate balance—the contemporary demand for immediate gratification and the responsibility to secure and protect resources for the future. Understanding and managing these competing issues has been the topic of the Sustainability Project, a yearlong Vanderbilt-wide exploration under the aegis of the College of Arts and Science’s American Studies program and funded by the College of Arts and Science’s Fant Fund.

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Could an answer to America’s shortage of science and math (STEM) students be as simple as being able to do meaningful research as undergraduates? Students in the SyBBURE Searle initative are already on the path to research careers.

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