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David Owens

Ask an Expert: How can new grads think about employment in an uncertain economy?

Jul. 23, 2020—David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation and Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond'ry, discusses ways new graduates may think about starting their careers amid the uncertain economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VU alumni’s startup empowers refugees with financial security

May. 29, 2020—How can the world’s roughly 70 million forcibly displaced people, who may not have access to smartphones or the internet, access and secure their finances with ease? That’s one of the questions that Vanderbilt alumni Tori Samples and Nat Robinson teamed up to answer with their startup company, Leaf Global Fintech.

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Ask an Expert: How will the pandemic change workplaces?

Apr. 28, 2020—David Owens, professor for the practice of management and innovation and Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond'ry, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic will change workplaces.

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Vanderbilt’s Next Chancellor: Daniel Diermeier becomes the university’s ninth chancellor

Feb. 17, 2020—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4.

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Explorations in Research networking event set for Jan. 29

Jan. 7, 2020—The Office of Immersion Resources and the Scientific Immersion and Mentorship student organization have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.

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COACHE faculty survey results in more than 70 action items in two years

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges have implemented significant initiatives in the past two years to develop faculty, foster inclusion and create new resources for teaching and research. An update published to the COACHE website highlights the more than 70 policy changes and new or expanded programs that have been developed in response to the 2016 Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, or COACHE, faculty job satisfaction survey.

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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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Teaching Touchstones: New Product Design and Development

Mar. 7, 2017—For the past 15 years, David Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, has taught a course on New Product Design and Development, designed primarily for MBA candidates and engineering undergraduates—but available to any students with an interest in the subject. With the recently opened makerspace at the Wond’ry, this year marked the first time the class was able to spend most of its time actually building and refining prototypes rather than taking in lectures and PowerPoint slides.

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