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New ‘text mining’ tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers

Oct. 2, 2015—A partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt Libraries can benefit the entire campus research community with the availability of new technology tools that include a 'back door portal' to LexisNexis Academic content.

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Pilot programs launch to enhance the residential experience

Sep. 25, 2015—Four pilot projects launched this fall to apply successful co-curricular programming from the College Halls environment to other parts of campus.

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Listen: Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City bridges cultures with video technology

Sep. 11, 2015—A custom-designed gold shipping container at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will become the "Vanderbilt Portal to Mexico City" Sept. 18 through Oct. 12 for the Nashville community to engage across cultures with one-on-one conversations.

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Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

Sep. 10, 2015—VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering.

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TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 23; proposal workshops scheduled

Aug. 27, 2015—The Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) Council is now accepting proposals for the second round of projects to be funded as part of the university’s $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research under its Academic Strategic Plan.

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Immersion, cross-college teaching strategic initiatives taking shape

Aug. 27, 2015—Vice provosts John Geer and Cynthia Cyrus, who co-chair the faculty committees on Cross-College Teaching and Immersion Vanderbilt, have released two new reports summarizing the activities completed last academic year.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open

Aug. 27, 2015—Today, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser announce the 2015-16 call for nominations for selection of a second cohort of Chancellor's Faculty Fellows.

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Investments in graduate education announced; forums scheduled

Aug. 24, 2015—Positioning the university on the cutting edge of graduate education in today’s fast-changing and dynamic professional world is the aim of new strategic investments announced today by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente.

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New Vanderbilt homepage launched

Aug. 21, 2015—A new and improved Vanderbilt homepage and top-level pages launched the evening of Aug. 20, with a focus on the four pillars of the university's Academic Strategic Plan while also showcasing the institution’s dynamic academic, research and campus life offerings.

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Innovation Center to support campus ‘makers’; search underway for director

Aug. 6, 2015—A new Innovation Center is being developed to support a "maker" culture at Vanderbilt that will encourage entrepreneurship and creativity and bolster implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Sloop named associate provost for digital learning

Aug. 3, 2015—In his new role, John M. Sloop will focus on the development and implementation of school-based educational technology initiatives and the university’s overall exploration of digital learning.

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Seventeen cross-disciplinary projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 22, 2015—Seventeen cross-disciplinary projects involving 153 faculty from all 10 Vanderbilt colleges and schools have been selected for the initial set of awards from the new Trans-Institutional Program initiative.

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