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Monthlong immersion takes students to an underwater world

Aug. 3, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors traveled to the Central American island of Utila, Honduras, for a research experience examining the impact of tourism on the underwater ecosystem.

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Heard Libraries’ rebuilt digital footprint to enhance scholarship

Jul. 24, 2018—Library users will experience faster, more robust searches and other digital improvements that foster learning, thanks to the launch of a new integrated library system and more.

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Legalizing same-sex marriage increased health care access for gay men: Vanderbilt study

Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

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Thomas-Hunt named faculty director for Moore College

Jul. 9, 2018—Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt was named the new faculty director for Moore College July 1. She continues in her roles as vice provost and professor of management at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Adobe Creative Suite licenses available to enhance digital learning

Jun. 26, 2018—Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, faculty will be able to provide access to Adobe Creative Suite software to their students to encourage and facilitate digital content production as part of their coursework.

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Building the tiniest recording studios in Music City to understand vocal learning

Jun. 4, 2018—Humans aren't the only animals who can learn vocal communication from others. By studying the process in zebra finches, we may better understand how it works in humans, too.

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Shared Governance recommendations focus on communication and expanded faculty engagement

May. 24, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee recommends expanding the partnership between administration and faculty, with particular attention paid to enriched communication and broaden faculty involvement.

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Seven interdisciplinary programs land TIPs awards for 2018

May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.

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Beasley to lead new residential college organization

May. 17, 2018—Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, has been promoted to a new role leading a redesigned residential college organization aimed at more fully enriching the student experience.

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10 faculty proposals funded through new Library Collections Initiative

May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.

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VU BreakThru: TIPs grant funds innovative research into the microbiome

May. 15, 2018—Right under your nose but unseen by the human eye is the microbiome—the totality of microbes in an environment. The Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative, funded by a TIPs grant, is coordinating basic, translational and clinical scholarship to help unlock the mysteries of these bacteria, viruses and more. Learn about the initiative and its new website in this VU BreakThru blog post. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Research Scholar Grants and Discovery Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.

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Working group recommends new data sciences institute, faculty and educational programs

May. 14, 2018—A data science institute, new faculty and technical staff, and expanded educational offerings are the key investments recommended by the Data Science Visions Working Group.

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