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Graduate School 2020 Founder’s Medalist: Thea J. Autry

May. 8, 2020—Thea Jean Autry, from Katy, Texas, is this year’s Founder’s Medalist for the Graduate School. She is graduating with a doctor of philosophy in English. Thea’s research and teaching focus on U.S. literature and visual arts of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on theories of visuality, race, gender, sexuality, and cultural geography....

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Financial Planning Seminars for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Jan. 28, 2020—Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return?  Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, Ph.D., of Personal Finance for PhDs, is returning to campus to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdocs. Roberts will be hosting two sessions: Demystifying...

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AAAS Workshop Applications due January 31

Jan. 14, 2020—The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a workshop in Washington, DC, about science policy. Vanderbilt University will be selecting up to 4 graduate students to attend. Registration costs, lodging, and airfare for selected students will be fully paid, thanks to sponsorship by the Vanderbilt Graduate School, the Russell G. Hamilton Graduate...

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Ph.D. candidate’s op-ed featured in Washington Post

Dec. 20, 2019—An opinion piece written by Jon Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, and Michael E. Shepherd, a Ph.D. candidate in political science was featured in the Washington Post this week. The piece, “Republicans face political risks on impeachment. But history shows not all is lost,” discusses...

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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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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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