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Faculty named to Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship for spring 2020

Sep. 26, 2019—Tony Capra, Lisa Fazio and Renã A.S. Robinson have been selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the spring 2020 semester.

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Ninth cohort of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy commences

Sep. 26, 2019—VLA is a nine-month learning experience that brings together a diverse group of university leaders from both the academic and administrative areas to increase their knowledge in leading at Vanderbilt as well as their passion for furthering the institution’s values and mission.

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Open Mind: Cooperative teamwork is the key to impact

Sep. 23, 2019—What distinguishes Vanderbilt is the value the university community places on collegiality and cooperative teamwork, appreciating what others bring to the table when working on common goals, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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Arun Gandhi discusses planting ‘seeds of peace’ in the world with VU community

Sep. 20, 2019—Arun Gandhi, a world-renowned sociopolitical activist, journalist, author and the grandson of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, shared the ways he works to foster peace in the world and lessons he learned from his grandfather during the Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College of education and human development Sept. 16.

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Eight new endowed chair holders honored

Sep. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt’s eight newest endowed chair holders were recognized by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues, family members and donors Sept. 16 at the Student Life Center.

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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1

Sep. 18, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council town hall is Sept. 25

Sep. 13, 2019—A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25.

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Wente appoints new Faculty Athletics Committee

Sep. 12, 2019—A new Faculty Athletics Committee—one of the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics—will devote attention to issues at the intersection of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt.

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Chancellor’s Lecturer Terry Crews urges Vanderbilt to embrace ‘culture of caring’

Sep. 11, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.

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Open Mind: Charting the path for the future

Sep. 9, 2019—In the debut of her "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares her perspective on the values, opportunities, challenges and priorities that drive Vanderbilt's mission.

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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.

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