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Nine questions with Katharine Brooks

Oct. 13, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years of experience specializing in the career needs of college students and alumni, joined Vanderbilt in June as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Career Center.

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Zeppos welcomes Fleischmann to campus for science, tech discussion

Oct. 5, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to Vanderbilt Oct. 4 for a visit to the new Engineering and Science Building, a tour of the Wond'ry and a Q&A session with students and faculty.

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Communications survey provides valuable feedback for MyVU

Sep. 1, 2016—More than 800 faculty and staff responded to the survey about internal communications—specifically the MyVU suite of publications and HR communications. Overwhelmingly, respondents endorsed the MyVU twice-weekly e-newsletter.

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Chancellor marks progress in university’s Academic Strategic Plan

Aug. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s pioneering Academic Strategic Plan, now in its third year, continues to drive the institution forward, creating innovative solutions for the important issues facing society.

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Zeppos shares vision for ‘inclusive excellence’ at Vanderbilt during Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 26, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shared his vision for a Vanderbilt campus that stresses inclusive excellence through its people, places and culture at the fall faculty assembly on Aug. 25.

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Chancellor presents top prizes, including new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research, at fall assembly

Aug. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented seven faculty research awards, including two new awards for efforts that advance understanding of diversity, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 25.

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Procurement and Disbursement Services merge to form new office

Aug. 19, 2016—Procurement Services has joined forces with Disbursement Services, creating a new entity called Purchasing and Payment Services within the Finance division.

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S&P upgrades Vanderbilt University’s credit outlook to ‘positive’

Aug. 3, 2016—Standard and Poor’s on Tuesday revised its credit outlook for Vanderbilt University to positive from the current stable position, based on the institution’s overall financial health.

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Inaugural Coach Forum draws big crowd

Jul. 22, 2016—More than 250 area athletic coaches came to the Student Life Center Thursday for The Coach Forum, a one-day conference to help them lead, mentor and initiate culture change in their programs.

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Chancellor announces major improvements in starting wage, PTO to support staff

Jun. 30, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced that the university will raise its starting wage to $12.50 an hour and will increase its PTO plan for qualified employees, including adding the day after Thanksgiving and more than a weeklong winter break as holidays.

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Blake, Winder to lead national search committee for Vanderbilt Brain Institute director

Jun. 22, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed an 18-member committee of faculty and students to conduct the national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute chaired by Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, and Danny Winder, director for the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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Renowned molecular biologist Sidney Fleischer dies at 86

Jun. 21, 2016—Sidney Fleischer, a renowned molecular biologist famous internationally for his work on calcium and the discovery of the ryanodine receptor, was remembered as a “true giant” in his field who worked along with his wife to advance the field of cell signaling. He died May 27 at the age of 86.

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