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Academic Strategic Plan

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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Vanderbilt partners with Brown, Harvard, Cornell, others to develop new study abroad programs

Feb. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt has joined the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad with the goal of establishing high-quality study abroad programs.

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Successful entrepreneur and innovator chosen to lead new Innovation Center

Feb. 1, 2016—Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.

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Fourteen faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.

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Mark Wallace named dean of the Graduate School

Jan. 7, 2016—Mark Wallace, director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and a prolific and distinguished neurobiologist and mentor, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University Graduate School, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.

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Committee charged with recommending new University Courses designed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

Nov. 30, 2015—The Office of the Provost has charged a faculty committee with assessing proposals for new University Courses that will address topics tied to diversity, equity and inclusion, race and ethnicity, identity literacy, and/or cultural competency within an interdisciplinary setting.

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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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