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University partners with local organizations to salvage Manuel House architecture

Aug. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House.

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New leadership announced for the Wond’ry

Jun. 7, 2019—Dave Owens, a management professor and expert on innovation, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee appointed; Geer to lead

May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor.

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Vanderbilt students help preserve Jefferson Street’s musical history

Feb. 7, 2018—Once a vibrant corridor of live music venues and recording studios, Jefferson Street launched the careers of many iconic blues, R&B, jazz and soul artists.

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Final report on faculty job satisfaction survey released by working group

Sep. 25, 2017—A faculty working group has released a comprehensive report that shares findings from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) faculty satisfaction survey conducted last year.

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David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 20, 2017—David Owens, a leading thinker on innovation and creativity who helped design the Wond'ry, is Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos' guest on the second episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Second set of University Courses announced

Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.

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Developing solutions

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University students in the New Product Design and Development course recently collaborated with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to develop real-world solutions for areas of need.

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Six from Vanderbilt to speak at TEDxNashville March 17–18

Jan. 25, 2017—Astrophysicists, artists, celebrity chefs and clinical psychologists will be among the speakers at the eighth annual TEDxNashville.

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Two working groups appointed to analyze new faculty survey data

Oct. 6, 2016—Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor George C. Hill have appointed a new faculty working group charged with analyzing and assessing the results of a faculty survey conducted last spring. The provost also has appointed a second working group charged with providing insights for each of the deans and their faculty.

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Vanderbilt launches the Wond’ry at its new Innovation Pavilion

Sep. 22, 2016—The Wond’ry is an innovation hub designed to foster trans-institutional collaboration among students, faculty and staff from all disciplines and backgrounds on Vanderbilt’s campus.

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Free Vanderbilt online course on arts and culture innovation starts Feb. 22

Feb. 19, 2016—Professor of the Practice of Management and Innovation David Owens will teach the eight-week course, which is designed to help arts and culture leaders create an environment where new ideas are constantly created, shared and evaluated, and the best ones are successfully put to work.

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