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Author: Jan Read

Picture (IM)Perfect: Brené Brown helps launch new mental health initiative

Mar. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt’s new [IM]Perfection Project—a joint initiative of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education designed to address mental health issues around the fear of failure—brought the perfect speaker to campus in February to help launch the effort: best-selling author and researcher Brené Brown.

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First set of University Courses announced

Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.

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Chancellor Zeppos honored with national diversity award

Feb. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been honored by "Insight Into Diversity" magazine for his commitment to diversity and inclusion with its national Giving Back award.

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Successful entrepreneur and innovator chosen to lead new Innovation Center

Feb. 1, 2016—Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.

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Civil rights leader James Lawson closes 2016 MLK Commemoration

Jan. 20, 2016—Noted civil rights leader James Lawson, the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt's 2016 MLK Commemoration, told a capacity audience that the American people must choose if the country is to move into a true democracy with equality, freedom and justice for all.

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Vanderbilt ranks fifth in campus diversity study

Jan. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt posted its highest percentage ever for diversifying the entering freshman class in the just-released annual survey of the "Journal of Blacks in Higher Education."

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Five questions with Barb Carroll, Vanderbilt University’s new chief HR officer

Jan. 13, 2016—Barb Carroll's appointment as the university's new chief HR officer brings her back to her alma mater and the place where her HR career began. MyVU sat down with Carroll last week to ask her five questions.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: Megan Barry takes reins as Nashville’s first woman mayor

Dec. 8, 2015—"Vanderbilt Magazine" sat down with new Nashville mayor Megan Barry, MBA'93, to talk about the election process, her connection with Vanderbilt, and what she hopes to accomplish.

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Universities should lead in developing solutions to global challenges, chancellor says

Nov. 18, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a Global Action Summit audience that universities should be leaders in developing solutions to global challenges.

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Chancellor launches University Courses trans-institutional initiative; proposals due Dec. 14

Nov. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

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Diversity essential to Vanderbilt’s future, chancellor says

Oct. 28, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a group of community and business leaders that diversity and inclusion are essential to Vanderbilt continuing as a leading academic institution.

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Vanderbilt joins coalition to improve college admission process

Sep. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt has joined a new coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities created to improve the college admission application process for all students.

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