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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium

Dec. 4, 2018—The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discovery—will host a celebration and symposium at its new campus home Dec. 12.

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Faculty invited to submit Discovery Grant and Research Scholar Grant proposals

Dec. 3, 2018—The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.

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Global tennis champion Venus Williams to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2018—Venus Williams—an international tennis champion, entrepreneur and author—will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2019, when she addresses graduating seniors at Vanderbilt and their families.

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Learn about faculty roles in residential colleges at Dec. 4 event

Nov. 30, 2018—Faculty who are interested in serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to an open house Dec. 4 at the dean’s residence on The Ingram Commons.

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Emeritus Divinity professor who turned faith into community activism dies

Nov. 29, 2018—The Rev. Don Beisswenger, a Divinity School emeritus professor who lived out his faith as a dedicated community activist—serving six months in federal prison for a nonviolent protest—has died.

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Celebration honors 10 new endowed chair holders

Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt's 10 newest endowed chair holders, who come from six schools and colleges across campus, were lauded for their exemplary teaching and scholarship at a Nov. 27 ceremony .

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Olivia Kew-Fickus named VIRG’s new executive director

Nov. 26, 2018—Olivia Kew-Fickus, a higher education administrator with two decades of experience in using data to support academic strategy and planning, has been named as the next leader of VIRG.

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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study set for Nov. 26

Nov. 19, 2018—Recommendations from the national report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” will be presented on campus Nov. 26.

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Bridge over I-440 named for Vanderbilt professor, community activist

Nov. 18, 2018—A bridge over I-440 has been named in memory of a Vanderbilt Divinity School professor who worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in urban neighborhoods.

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Vanderbilt University’s AAA bond rating affirmed by Fitch

Nov. 16, 2018—Vanderbilt University's bond rating continues to be rated AAA—the highest level—by the Fitch Group, a leading credit agency.

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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt's Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university's history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.

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