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Author: Kate Derrick

Wente celebrates early Thanksgiving with students staying on campus during the break

Nov. 26, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente joined nearly 150 undergraduate students on Nov. 25 for a Thanksgiving-style dinner in the Student Life Center Ballroom. The students were among those staying on campus during the weeklong break.

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Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council to hold listening session Dec. 4

Nov. 22, 2019—The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council invites Vanderbilt staff to a listening session on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Calhoun Hall, Room 109. The session will provide an opportunity for staff to learn about the council’s work, meet its members and engage in conversation on the status of women at Vanderbilt.

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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21

Nov. 8, 2019—Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public.

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Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk

Nov. 4, 2019—Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told a full house of Vanderbilt community members gathered at Central Library on Nov. 1.

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Athletics and Campus Dining employees receive Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards

Oct. 28, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente presented the first two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of 2019-20 to Elizabeth Wright from the Division of Athletics and Oscar Cole from Campus Dining.

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Zeppos, Corbin honored by Metro Council for their contributions to the Nashville community

Oct. 2, 2019—Nashville Metro Council honored Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos and head baseball coach Tim Corbin during the council’s Oct. 1 meeting with separate resolutions honoring their achievements at Vanderbilt and commitment to the city of Nashville. 

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Faculty Senate gearing up for year focused on community, civility and engagement

Sep. 6, 2019—As the Faculty Senate prepares to hold its first meeting of the fall semester on Sept. 12, Faculty Senate Chair John McLean is laying the groundwork for a year focused on engaging with faculty members and creating a tone of community and civility.

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Faculty Senate to host Sept. 10 community conversation follow-up to Terry Crews CLS event

Sep. 6, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with Terry Crews taking place the prior evening.

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Space archaeologist and TED Prize winner to deliver University Course special lecture on Sept. 26

Sep. 6, 2019—Archaeologist and Egyptologist Sarah Parcak, whose work on using modern satellite imagery to study ancient civilizations has received worldwide acclaim, will speak at Vanderbilt on Sept. 26 as part of a special University Course guest lecture. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Faculty invited to Sept. 19 funding and resource fair

Sep. 5, 2019—The Office of the Provost will host a funding and resource fair for faculty on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Library. All faculty are invited to attend.

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Faculty members appointed to 2019-20 provost committee focused on preventing sexual misconduct

Aug. 30, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed 12 faculty members to the 2019-20 Provost’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention Committee. The committee will support the university’s ongoing work of creating a campus environment that is safe and friendly for all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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‘Strong Foundations’ reports Vanderbilt’s rise as a top U.S. research university

Aug. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt’s continued ascent as one of America’s leading research universities is chronicled in the university’s 2018-19 annual report, "Strong Foundations," released today by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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