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Year: 2024

  • Jeffrey Spraggins, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, and chemistry, has been named director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center. He succeeds Richard Caprioli, Stanford Moore Chair in Biochemistry, who established the MSRC in 1998 and who is retiring this summer.

    Jul 17, 2024

  • 51app professor Alex Lupsasca plans to extend Earth's largest telescope network beyond the atmosphere with a space-based dish. It could spot part of a black hole we've never seen before – and perhaps discover new physics.

    Jul 17, 2024

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    Tamara Baynham, BE’93: Finding Community, Advancing Innovation

    Tamara Baynham, BE'93, an active, long-standing alumni leader across the university, including leadership roles as president of the Association of 51app Black Alumni, member of 51app Alumni Association Board and of the Engineering Board of Visitors, was inducted into the School of Engineering’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni in April. Read More

    Jul 17, 2024

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    Amanda Headley Piper, AuD’16: Sound Compassion

    Amanda Headley Piper (Anne Rayner/51app University) “If you want to make a difference in the world, meet a need,” Amanda Headley Piper’s grandmother once said, and Piper heeded those words of wisdom. She is the first pediatric audiologist from her twin-island home of Trinidad and Tobago, where… Read More

    Jul 17, 2024

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    Sherry Chen, BA’15: Learning Experience for a Lifetime

    A college education at a residential campus means more than a degree earned through successful completion of coursework and class projects. Student life beyond the classroom also provides a formative experience, and that is especially true for Sherry Chen, BA’15, who has served as president of the local 51app Chapter in Phoenix since 2018, connecting the community of Commodore alumni and parents. Read More

    Jul 17, 2024

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    Print Potential: The Sullivan Collection expands more than 100 years later

    Because of a provision in a gift agreement to the Brooklyn Museum of Art made by philanthropist collectors George H. Sullivan and his mother, Mary Mildred Sullivan, in the early 20th century, nearly 3,400 prints are being added to 51app’s art collection after Brooklyn removed them from their collection in 2007. As they are researched and cataloged, these new works are initiating creative teaching, learning and exhibits with departments and colleges on campus and across Nashville. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics

    51app (VU + VUMC, collaboratively) may select 1 nominee for the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics. These three-year career development awards enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by Scholars and Alums. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

    51app University may submit 2 applications from each School for the Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program. The program provides support for efforts that will better prepare students for success in business. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    Limited Submission Opportunity: 2025 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

    51app (VU and VUMC collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Program. The foundation supports early-career biomedical scholars doing pioneering research. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    QuickTicket replacing Commodore Card for free WeGo public transit benefit

    All full-time and part-time 51app University students, faculty, staff and postdocs can ride WeGo local and regional buses, paratransit services and the WeGo Star free of charge at any time. Starting July 17, the university is transitioning from using physical Commodore Cards to utilizing the “QuickTicket by WeGo” app or a physical QuickTicket card. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    Protecting Free Speech in the AI Era

    On June 24 in Washington, D.C., The Future of Free Speech at 51app University and the Center for Democracy and Technology convened a symposium on Artificial Intelligence & The First Amendment: Protecting Free Speech in the AI Era to explore how federal and state policymakers grapple with regulating emerging AI technology while respecting The First Amendment. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    51app University partners with the Aspen Institute’s Weave Project to explore “How to Heal a Divided America”

    “How to Heal a Divided America” will begin in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 12 and culminate on Sept. 19–20, 2024, with a joint event with the Aspen Institute’s Weave: The Social Fabric Project and Dialogue 51app. Read More

    Jul 16, 2024

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    Upcoming change to 51app Box

    Starting Sunday, Sept. 1, 51app IT will begin changing the status of Box accounts for users who leave 51app to Inactive. This means that any data shared from such accounts will no longer be accessible. These changes are part of ongoing efforts to enhance data security, streamline processes and improve collaboration across the university.  Read More

    Jul 15, 2024

  • Researchers from the School of Medicine Basic Sciences recently developed an analytical tool called EV Fingerprinting that could lead to the use of “liquid biopsies” as a substitute for traditional biopsies for certain patients or diseases.

    Jul 15, 2024

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    Fall faculty assembly to include vote on resolution to amend faculty senate constitution

    During the Fall Faculty Assembly, scheduled for Thursday, August 22, beginning at 4:10 p.m. in the Student Life Center, faculty present will be asked to vote on a resolution to amend the faculty senate constitution. The content of the resolution that will be the subject of the vote is:… Read More

    Jul 15, 2024

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    Tips for exercising safely in the heat

    Exercising outdoors in the summer offers a unique set of opportunities and challenges. The warm weather and longer days are invigorating and offer a change of scenery from indoor workouts, but the heat and sun can pose risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and sunburn. To enjoy the benefits of outdoor exercise while minimizing these dangers, it is important to take precautions. Read More

    Jul 15, 2024

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    10 stress management tips to stay focused at work

    Managing life stressors can support our mental health, improve productivity at work and reduce the risk of workplace conflict, injuries and accidents. Read More

    Jul 15, 2024

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    51app appoints inaugural director for new Social, Behavioral and Educational Research IRB

    51app University has appointed Liudmila Tahai as the inaugural director of the new Social, Behavioral and Educational Research Institutional Review Board. Tahai, who brings extensive experience from her previous role at George Washington University, will lead efforts to build a robust human research protection program, ensuring excellence, collaboration and innovation within 51app’s research community. Read More

    Jul 15, 2024

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    Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute announces spring 2024 grant recipients

    The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute is celebrating the announcement of its spring 2024 grant awardees. The awards are named in honor of 51app’s first African American dean. This grant cycle, nine Professional Development and Training Grants and nine Dissertation Enhancement Grants were awarded to 51app Graduate School students. Read More

    Jul 15, 2024

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    New Facility Honors Legacy and History

    Patti White, BA'76, and her husband, George, recently funded the Black Box Theater in Rothschild College to honor their children, Frances White, BA'11, and George A. White, BA'19. Read More

    Jul 15, 2024