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VU community gets update on strategic plan at town halls

Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students came together at three town hall meetings this month to learn more about and provide feedback on the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Farewell to Wcislo: Looking back at the legacy of The Commons’ first dean

Apr. 9, 2015—Seven years ago, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons did not exist. Now, “The Commons” says goodbye to its inaugural dean, opening a new chapter in Vanderbilt history. “We all have to remember that before Dean Wcislo, no one had an idea what The Commons was, or could be,” said Professor Vanessa Beasley, incoming dean of...

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Tuttle Bell, Beasley honored by Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

Apr. 9, 2015—Cara Tuttle Bell is this year's winner of the Mary Jane Werthan Award, while Vanessa Beasley has received the Mentoring Award.

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Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

Apr. 2, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.

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Beasley named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.

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Vanderbilt community invited to Strategic Plan town halls April 6, 7 and 16

Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings to learn more about progress and provide input on key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Commons Reading announced for 2015-16

Mar. 11, 2015—"The Madonnas of Echo Park" by Brando Skyhorse has been selected as the next Commons Reading, an annual tradition for incoming first-year students.

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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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Aerospace Club works on simulated Mars sample recovery vehicle for NASA competition

Dec. 9, 2014—The Vanderbilt Aerospace Club, defending champions in the NASA Student Launch Challenge for the past two years, is tackling the agency’s 2014-15 design challenge.

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Vanderbilt students learn writing through mathematics work

Nov. 25, 2014—A series of essays written by students in the first-year writing seminar “Cryptography: The History and Mathematics of Codes and Ciphers” are currently featured on the Wonders & Marvels website.

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