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Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications, 2020-2021

Oct. 14, 2019—  The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open. Complete applications must be submitted by January 7, 2020. The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from...

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Postdoc Profiles: Tom Folland

Sep. 19, 2019—Tom Folland is a postdoctoral researcher in the Caldwell Lab in the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt, where he works on creating optical components for manipulating infrared (thermal) radiation. “Tom is truly an exceptional researcher,” said Joshua Caldwell, associate professor of mechanical and electrical engineering, and Tom’s primary mentor, “and is without doubt the best...

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2019 Gilliam Fellowship Recipients

Sep. 10, 2019—Three Vanderbilt graduate students and their advisors were recently awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study: Neuroscience student Justin Avila and mentor Michelle Southard-Smith Biological sciences student Jacob Steenwyk and mentor Antonis Rokas Neuroscience student Kellie Williford and mentor Danny Winder Through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study supports diversity and...

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2019 Dean’s Award Students

Sep. 10, 2019—Eleven fourth year graduate students in the biomedical sciences have received the 2019 Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in Graduate Studies. The students are (front row, L-R, back row, L-R) Margaret Axelrod Abigail Neininger Alejandra Romero-Morales Sheryl Vermudez Demond Williams James O’Connor Manuel Castro Matthew Cottam Matthew Wlekllinski Michael Doyle Azadeh Hadadianpour Read the full...

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Celebrating the 2019 Graduates

Jun. 4, 2019—The Graduate School was honored to celebrate its recent group of graduates on May 10.  In the 2018-2019 academic  year, 474 degrees were awarded by the Graduate School;  70 Master’s and 178 PhD graduates joined Dean Wallace and Graduate School staff in the diploma ceremony held on Magnolia Lawn. Dean Wallace asked of the new...

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Graduate student condenses energy research to take top prize at 3MT® competition

Apr. 5, 2019—Originally published in MyVU by Kate Derrick Apr. 5, 2019, 8:30 AM For the seventh straight year, Vanderbilt graduate students competed on March 29 to summarize years of research and discovery into a clear three-minute presentation as part of the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. Ibrahim Ahmed, a graduate student in electrical engineering, took...

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New Russell G. Hamilton GLDI grants

Apr. 3, 2019—The Graduate School is excited to announce two new funding opportunities for graduate students through the Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Development Institute (GLDI). The first, a dissertation enhancement grant, is for PhD students with outstanding potential to accelerate progress on their research adding depth or breadth to their research (up to $2000 for research...

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The Graduate School presents author Andrea Wulf, April 29

Apr. 2, 2019—Author Andrea Wulf will speak at Vanderbilt about her book, The Invention of Nature, on Monday, April 29, at 4:00 P.M. in Sarratt Cinema. In her book, Wulf reveals the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today. He turned scientific observation...

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Careers in Science Policy: Q&A with Kei Koizumi

Mar. 19, 2019—  Learn about a career in science policy from someone with 10+ years of experience to share! Since February 2017, Kei Koizumi has been a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), after spending 8 years as Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development and Senior Advisory...

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Critical Conversation Series for Graduate Students

Mar. 14, 2019—The Graduate Life Coach, Stacey Satchell, is introducing new programming: Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students. The series consists of four programs (March 20, 27, April 10, and 17) and is open to all Graduate School students. More details about each session are available on the Graduate Life Coach website. Registration is required to attend....

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AAAS Workshop and Dialogue on Science, Ethics & Religion

Mar. 14, 2019—This two-day science communication event, Being Human:  The Nexus of Science and Spirituality, consists of a keynote address, a workshop and panel discussion, and was made possible by support from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and their Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program.  The event will focus on engagement...

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13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Association Symposium

Mar. 8, 2019—Registration for the 13th Annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Association (VPA) Symposium is now open.  The symposium is on Tuesday, April 9th, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the Student Life Center. The Keynote speaker is Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a molecular biologist, executive, and diversity advocate.  She is a consultant and a speaker, founder of Intersections,...

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2019 Lai Sulin Scholarship

Mar. 8, 2019—In honor of his daughter Lai Sulin, Dr. Cheng L. Lai, a Vanderbilt Graduate School alumnus in chemical engineering, established this endowed scholarship in 2009.  This $5000 award recognizes excellence in research by a Vanderbilt PhD student in areas related to cancer.  The scope of the scholarship is inclusive of any discipline as long as...

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