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Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows named

Feb. 12, 2015—Fifteen faculty members hailing from a diverse cross section of disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor's Faculty Fellows program.

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Faculty develop Strategic Plan roadmap at retreat

Feb. 4, 2015—Developing a three-year roadmap for the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan was the aim of a one-day faculty retreat held Feb. 3 at the Student Life Center.

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Staff advisory board to provide guidance on Academic Strategic Plan

Jan. 19, 2015—Thirteen staff members representing the university’s colleges, schools and student programs have been named to a new staff advisory board to provide input and guidance on the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

Jan. 13, 2015—Pietro Valdastri, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, and postdoctoral scholar Ekawahyu Susilo will begin Valdastri’s second run as principal investigator in the NSF I-Corps program as they explore the commercial potential of modular open-source architecture for building capsule robots.

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Zelik explores biological mechanisms behind human movement

Dec. 4, 2014—Karl Zelik's Biomechanics and Assistive Technology laboratory is dedicated to locomotion—in particular, to understanding the mechanisms of human locomotion and using engineering to improve movement and mobility for people with impairments.

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VUCast: Why overweight women lose at work

Dec. 1, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Learn why overweight women lose in the workplace -- especially when it comes to pay; see breakthrough weapons in the fight against infectious diseases; and hear music legend Sheryl Crow speak about her craft. Watch now!

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Up close with Provost Susan Wente

Nov. 18, 2014—In the fall of 1980, Susan Wente entered college with a plan. The forensic and drama talent she’d displayed as a high school student in Emmetsburg, Iowa, had earned her a college scholarship, but Wente had settled on an eminently practical course of study—dental hygiene.

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Care for Life

Nov. 7, 2014—Naazariah Thomas and her mom, Marissa, make the trek from Clarksville to Nashville every two months because the customized, comprehensive health care the toddler needs is not available in her hometown. Naazariah has sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. The disease can cause pain episodes, often in the...

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Message from the Chancellor: Trans-institutional Programs initiative launched

Nov. 3, 2014—Dear Members of the Vanderbilt Community, A little over two months into the fall semester, we are making great progress in building the framework to implement the Academic Strategic Plan, which articulates our vision for the future of our great University. Driving this plan is the imperative that we, as one of the world’s leaders...

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Members named to Academic Strategic Plan committees

Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.

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Future of the Libraries Committee named

Oct. 23, 2014—A new committee comprising faculty and staff has been charged with developing a vision for the future direction of the Vanderbilt University library system.

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A conversation with Faculty Senate Chair Paul Lim

Oct. 22, 2014—The Faculty Senate will play a key role in setting priorities and identifying resources in support of the university's Academic Strategic Plan, among other initiatives, according to Paul Lim, senate chair for 2014-15.

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