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Open Mind: Reflecting on a year of change and continued strength

Dec. 9, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente looks back on an eventful 2019 and reflects on the many pivotal moments that will define the next chapter of Vanderbilt’s history in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt community welcomes Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier at campus reception

Dec. 6, 2019—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Student Life Center on Wednesday afternoon to greet Daniel Diermeier, who was named as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor earlier in the day. Diermeier’s term as chancellor will begin on July 1, 2020.

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Wente celebrates early Thanksgiving with students staying on campus during the break

Nov. 26, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente joined nearly 150 undergraduate students on Nov. 25 for a Thanksgiving-style dinner in the Student Life Center Ballroom. The students were among those staying on campus during the weeklong break.

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Wente, Balser commend TN members of Congress for research support, urge finalization of funding for FY 2020

Nov. 25, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Jeff Balser, president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, sent a joint letter last week to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation applauding recent bipartisan efforts to invest in programs that support scientific research, public health and education, and urging Congress to finalize funding for fiscal year 2020.

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Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the "flagship" presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20.

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Adichie captures power of storytelling in feminism, empowerment during Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 22, 2019—The power of storytelling—as a way to dismantle, re-envision and understand our culture and ourselves—resonated throughout the Nov. 21 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The world-renowned Nigerian author spoke to a completely full audience at Langford Auditorium, receiving standing ovations at several points throughout her lecture.

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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 20, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham "2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come" at the Dec. 3 Chancellor's Lecture Series event.

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Caroline Kennedy to deliver Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

Nov. 20, 2019—Best-selling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to Vanderbilt graduating students and their families in May 2020.

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Open Mind: Giving thanks to our Vanderbilt community

Nov. 18, 2019—Ahead of Thanksgiving, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente expresses gratitude for the faculty, staff, students and all members of the Vanderbilt community who bring the university's mission to life each day, she writes in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Acorn School teachers, chemistry department administrator honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Nov. 15, 2019—Kennadria Lloyd and Crystal Macias, two teachers at The Acorn School, and Magdalena Paszewska, administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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Owen Graduate School of Management turns 50

Nov. 15, 2019—Today, the Owen Graduate School of Management competes with the nation’s best business schools while staying true to its original vision of an intentionally small school where students and faculty can develop strong relationships, and where teamwork, individualized programs of study and experiential learning remain key components of the curriculum.

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Global Fellows Program to bring distinguished guests and scholars to campus

Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.

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