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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

11 faculty members honored at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Benbow reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Aug. 21, 2019—Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Peabody College of education and human development for a five-year term, starting July 1, 2020.

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Dean of Students offices reorganized to advance student success

Aug. 20, 2019—The Office of the Dean of Students has reorganized its structure into three main clusters to help create new synergies, strengthen collaboration and advance student success and well-being.

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Big and Bold: An overview of Chancellor Zeppos’ tenure

Aug. 14, 2019—Zeppos, Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor, will step down on Aug. 15 after serving the university for more than 11 years in the role. The Board of Trust, Faculty Senate, University Staff Advisory Council, Vanderbilt Student Government, Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors and Tennessee General Assembly all have passed resolutions commending him for his extraordinary leadership.

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Identity-based centers and offices move to Office for Inclusive Excellence

Aug. 14, 2019—Four Vanderbilt identity-based centers and offices are now under the umbrella of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. The move is designed to elevate their mission and expand their impact.

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Rokas to lead budding cross-disciplinary collaboration on evolutionary studies

Aug. 14, 2019—The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative seeks to position the university as a global leader in evolutionary studies by engaging a large group of scholars who share this research interest.

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Provost-appointed working group to assess digital support services, projects

Aug. 5, 2019—A new working group will evaluate Vanderbilt’s digital project resources and services and make recommendations aimed at supporting the university’s current and future needs.

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Provost appoints Online Education Committee

Aug. 5, 2019—The university will take stock of its resources for online education through the work of a provost-appointed committee to ensure that schools and colleges receive needed support for these offerings.

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Williams, Wilkins among Academy for Women of Achievement honorees

Jul. 26, 2019—Two Vanderbilt leaders—Gail Williams and Consuelo Wilkins—will be inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement.

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Vanderbilt lecturer to perform at ‘Summer Shakespeare’

Jul. 26, 2019—Vanderbilt University's longtime community partnership with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues with its popular "Summer Shakespeare" shows.

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Chancellor Zeppos honored by university staff

Jul. 19, 2019—The University Staff Advisory Council passed a resolution at its July 9 meeting commending Nicholas S. Zeppos “for his distinguished service to Vanderbilt University” as its eighth chancellor.  

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Vanderbilt Heard Libraries make leap in research library rankings

Jul. 14, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries continue to climb in the Association of Research Libraries rankings, rising to the No. 36 spot in the newly released 2018 data.

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