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Vanderbilt appoints committees, advisory firm for graduate and professional student village

Apr. 4, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed executive and advisory committees to work closely with Brailsford & Dunlavy, the development advisory firm on the project.

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Faculty can learn more about TIPs at April 20 event

Mar. 29, 2018—The provost's office is hosting a TIPs fair and reception at 11 a.m. April 20 in the Student Life Center to highlight ongoing trans-institutional projects and encourage faculty to participate.

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Five new interdisciplinary University Courses approved for 2018-19

Mar. 26, 2018—Launching a startup, protecting cultural heritage and examining the impact of LGBTQ policies are among the topics to be explored in the latest set of University Courses, which are designed to promote new and creative trans-institutional teaching and learning and advance Vanderbilt’s mission.

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Nine new endowed chair recipients honored

Mar. 5, 2018—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28.

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Faculty can learn more about internal funding, resources at March 22 event

Mar. 5, 2018—More than 15 programs, including internal funding initiatives and professional development opportunities, will be showcased March 22 at the Faculty Funding and Resource Fair.

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Vanderbilt Libraries acquire three of Spinoza’s book treasures

Mar. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt has acquired three rare 17th-century volumes by famed philosopher Baruch Spinoza, thanks to the Provost's Library Collective Initiative. They will be on public display March 12.

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Graduate and professional student housing project moves to next step

Feb. 22, 2018—The next phase of planning for a graduate and professional student village will engage an advisory firm tasked with identifying the best site, time frame and management model for the project.

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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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