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13 cross-college collaborative projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 2, 2016—Thirteen interdisciplinary projects, ranging from cellular processes and smart cities to global health care issues, have been selected as the 2016 awardees of the Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative.

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Nationally recognized career expert to lead Vanderbilt student professional development center

May. 16, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years' experience supporting the career needs of college students and alumni, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development.

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Provost announces Immersion Vanderbilt Quality Enhancement Plan

May. 12, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today the selection of Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) is intended to advance student learning and will be assessed for five years as a component of Vanderbilt’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Valerie Hotchkiss named Vanderbilt’s university librarian

Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.

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New residential college at Vanderbilt to expand living-learning opportunities

Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt University will take the next step in extending students’ living experience beyond the classroom and enhancing student engagement and community on campus when it begins construction in mid-May on the new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college.

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Perez named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer

Mar. 31, 2016—Michael G. Perez, a recognized university facilities leader with more than 30 years’ experience, will join Vanderbilt University June 1 as associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer.

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SkyVU to provide cloud-based support for university business applications

Mar. 21, 2016—The university's financial, administrative and research support systems will be supported centrally in the future using an Oracle-based solution dubbed "SkyVU."

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Graduate Education Study Group issues report; Graduate School relocates to Alumni Hall

Mar. 14, 2016—The Graduate Education Study Group, charged with laying the course for the future of graduate education at Vanderbilt, has completed its work and issued its full report. In addition, Vanderbilt’s Graduate School has relocated from Kirkland Hall to its new home in Alumni Hall.

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Learn more about ERP project at March 15 launch

Mar. 9, 2016—Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.

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Renowned education technologist to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 5, 2016—Robbie K. Melton will discuss and showcase some of the latest smart technologies transforming education when the award-winning TSU professor and administrator speaks at Central Library March 16.

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First set of University Courses announced

Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.

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