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Academic Strategic Plan

Universities should lead in developing solutions to global challenges, chancellor says

Nov. 18, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a Global Action Summit audience that universities should be leaders in developing solutions to global challenges.

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Chancellor launches University Courses trans-institutional initiative; proposals due Dec. 14

Nov. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

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Symposium begins yearlong campus planning process by asking big questions

Nov. 5, 2015—As Vanderbilt plans for its growth over the next decades, what are the core philosophic and humanistic values that should underpin its major building projects? This and other weighty questions were discussed by faculty, administrators and other members of the campus community at a Nov. 2 symposium led by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to usher in a yearlong land use planning process.

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Nov. 2 symposium marks first steps in developing campus land use plan

Oct. 26, 2015—From exploring city planning in the ancient Mediterranean world to understanding how theater can play a role in classroom design, Vanderbilt will host a symposium on Nov. 2 bringing in experts from across campus as the university begins to develop a comprehensive land use plan. The symposium is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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Working group-designed model for pre-award grant contract support and director search launched

Oct. 19, 2015—A university working group has established the model for a new office that will provide pre-award support for university faculty grant and contract proposals to external funding agencies following the VU-VUMC reorganization. A search for the new office's director also has been launched.

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Proposals sought for university Discovery and Research Scholar grants

Oct. 5, 2015—The Office of the Provost has issued a call for proposals for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants. These two internally funded grant programs, which are independent of the second round of Trans-Institutional Programs announced last month, support the scholarship of faculty.

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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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