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New LGBT Policy Lab off and running with TIPs funding

Nov. 10, 2017—The new TIPs-supported Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab is just five months old and has already launched an Internal Seminar Series and presented at a prestigious national conference. The lab brings together faculty from five schools and 10 departments and is focused on research to understand the causes and consequences of LGBT-targeted public policies. Read more about the lab and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.

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Parking changes to start Dec. 18 to accommodate West End neighborhood utility work

Nov. 10, 2017—Members of the Vanderbilt community who park near the West End neighborhood will likely see changes beginning Dec. 18 due to construction and utility work.

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Tracey George named associate provost for faculty affairs

Nov. 6, 2017—Professor of Law Tracey E. George will join the provost’s office as associate provost for faculty affairs, helping advance the Academic Strategic Plan and support faculty development programming.

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New program provides support to faculty for grant proposals and funding opportunities

Nov. 3, 2017—The new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program — L-POD — supports faculty as they pursue grants and funding opportunities to bolster the university's competitiveness in research funding.

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Reminder: University Courses proposals due from faculty Nov. 13

Nov. 3, 2017—Faculty proposals for the 2018 cycle of University Courses, which promote new and creative trans-institutional learning, are due Monday, Nov. 13.

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Success of Peabody programs inspires exploration of future online opportunities

Nov. 1, 2017—The success of two new Peabody College online professional programs propels the university's interest in educational technologies, supporting the goals of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Celebration honors 11 university endowed chair holders

Oct. 25, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on humanities

Oct. 23, 2017—Building on current strengths and “seizing opportunities to make the humanities at Vanderbilt truly exceptional” are at the core of the report from the Chancellor’s Committee on the Humanities, posted online today.

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TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 30

Oct. 20, 2017—Pre-proposals for the 2018 round of Trans-Institutional Programs are due Monday, Oct. 30. All full-time faculty are eligible to participate.

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New educational technologies website showcases digital learning collaborations

Oct. 20, 2017—In support of the Academic Strategic Plan, the site highlights initiatives that bolster Vanderbilt’s commitment to new technologies and practices that advance teaching, learning and discovery.

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Commons iSeminars announced for first-year students

Oct. 19, 2017—First-year students will have 25 Commons iSeminars to choose from this spring to help get them started on pursuing their passion through a personalized immersive learning opportunity.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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