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Committee defines digital literacy, creates white paper with suggestions for VU campus

Jan. 29, 2018—An ad hoc committee comprising faculty, administrators and staff from across the university has created a working definition of digital literacy for the Vanderbilt campus and produced a white paper that suggests both curricular and noncurricular ways of implementing digital literacy to advance the university’s mission.

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Vanderbilt’s libraries host design competition to improve user experience

Jan. 26, 2018—Starting Feb. 3, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will co-host a student competition that promotes the application of design thinking to improve the library user's experience.

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FutureVU begins spring semester by continuing efforts to engage campus community

Jan. 25, 2018—The FutureVU team is providing key project updates to kick off a busy spring semester.

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New undergraduate degree requirement launches in fall 2018

Dec. 7, 2017—Immersion Vanderbilt will become a degree requirement for all incoming first-year students starting in fall 2018, all incoming sophomore transfer students starting in fall 2019, and all junior transfer students starting in fall 2020. This initiative follows on the heels of the four undergraduate schools’ formal review and approval of Immersion Vanderbilt during the last calendar year.

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University begins capital planning assessments of humanities, sciences to chart future

Dec. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on discovery and planning processes, guided by the Academic Strategic Plan and FutureVU, to chart a course for capital planning in the humanities and the sciences.

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International Strategy Working Group issues final report

Dec. 6, 2017—To strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts and to raise the global profile of the university as a research institution, the new International Strategy Report recommends a four-point strategy to build on Vanderbilt’s strengths while supporting the university’s Academic Strategic Plan and its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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15 faculty members elected as AAAS fellows

Nov. 20, 2017—Fifteen Vanderbilt faculty members conducting a range of biomedical and clinical research have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Six of the 15 have received funding through the university’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, which facilitates research and teaching collaborations across disciplines and are a core pillar of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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New LGBT Policy Lab off and running with TIPs funding

Nov. 10, 2017—The new TIPs-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab is just five months old and has already launched an Internal Seminar Series and presented at a prestigious national conference. The lab brings together faculty from five schools and 10 departments and is focused on research to understand the causes and consequences of LGBT-targeted public policies. Read more about the lab and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.

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Parking changes to start Dec. 18 to accommodate West End neighborhood utility work

Nov. 10, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt community who park near the West End neighborhood will likely see changes beginning Dec. 18 due to construction and utility work.

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Tracey George named associate provost for faculty affairs

Nov. 6, 2017—Professor of Law Tracey E. George will join the provost’s office as associate provost for faculty affairs, helping advance the Academic Strategic Plan and support faculty development programming.

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New program provides support to faculty for grant proposals and funding opportunities

Nov. 3, 2017—The new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program — L-POD — supports faculty as they pursue grants and funding opportunities to bolster the university's competitiveness in research funding.

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Reminder: University Courses proposals due from faculty Nov. 13

Nov. 3, 2017—Faculty proposals for the 2018 cycle of University Courses, which promote new and creative trans-institutional learning, are due Monday, Nov. 13.

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