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Trans-institutional Programs

Vanderbilt team examines human factors in nuclear power plant operations

Nov. 13, 2014—A multidisciplinary Vanderbilt team with deep experience in improving patient safety and technology usability has received a three-year, $800,000 Department of Energy grant to help nuclear power plant operators better perform their jobs.

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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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THATCamp to offer inspiration, resources on digital humanities

Oct. 21, 2014—The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp), described as a collaborative "unconference" that focuses on promoting and developing skills related to digital humanities in an informal manner, is scheduled for Oct. 24 and 25 at the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.

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Christiansen named vice provost for university enrollment affairs

Oct. 6, 2014—Douglas L. Christiansen has been reappointed dean of admissions and financial aid and named to the newly designated position of vice provost for university enrollment affairs.

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Geer named vice provost for academic and strategic affairs

Sep. 1, 2014—Noted political scientist John Geer has been named vice provost of academic and strategic affairs at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt begins academic year in position of strength, despite challenges

Aug. 22, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the opening Faculty Assembly on Aug. 21 that Vanderbilt begins the academic year in an exceptionally strong position—academically, financially and culturally.

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Event celebrates products of student learning

Apr. 22, 2014—The Center for Teaching's Celebration of Learning featured students and the products of their learning experiences in courses at Vanderbilt this year.

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Restoring surgeons’ sense of touch during minimally invasive surgeries

Oct. 15, 2013—A team of engineers and doctors have developed a new wireless capsule that can give surgeons back their sense of touch when performing minimally invasive surgery.

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Robot uses steerable needles to treat brain clots

Aug. 8, 2013—Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University.

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