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Vanderbilt charters first SACNAS student chapter in Tennessee

Apr. 23, 2015—An organization devoted to increasing the number of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American undergraduate and graduate students who major in science and engineering has been chartered at Vanderbilt, the first in the state.

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Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

Apr. 2, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.

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Nominate a faculty or staff member for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Dec. 2, 2014—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or at Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work.

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VUSM’s history of diversity efforts commemorated

Oct. 2, 2014—It has been nearly 50 years since the first black student entered Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), and Vanderbilt has come a long way since then.

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Trends indicate Asian Americans should be turning Republican – but they’re not

Jun. 11, 2014—It's a puzzler that political scientists want to understand and strategists want to exploit: Asian Americans lean decidedly to the Democratic Party, despite many factors that indicate they should be a natural fit for the Republicans.

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Plan offered for more inclusive Nashville

Mar. 20, 2013—A 25-year plan for Nashville's future includes a report on inclusivity written by Vanderbilt sociologist Dan Cornfield.

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VUSM student lands award from AMA

Jan. 24, 2013—Kristen Eckstrand, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named a recipient of the American Medical Association Foundation’s 2013 Leadership Award.

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 30, 2012—Martin Luther King Jr. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her...

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Nominate medical faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 14, 2012—Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award. The award is given to a faculty or staff member at the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through his or her work. A nominee’s service...

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New committee will increase veteran outreach for jobs at Vanderbilt

Nov. 12, 2012—With the start of 2013, Vanderbilt’s Talent Acquisition team will be reaching out to more veterans and military spouses. This move is a result of a new task force led by Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability (EAD) Services. The Veteran Employment Transition and Support (VETS) committee will work to increase outreach...

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Speaker urges students, faculty to continue diversity-related efforts

Oct. 25, 2012—Alvin Poussaint, M.D., professor of Psychiatry and faculty associate dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School, said the appearance of more diversity in medical schools is evidence of progress, but he cautions that the issue is more complicated than ever.

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New partnership supports recruitment of women for tech jobs

Sep. 5, 2012—by Joan Brasher Vanderbilt’s commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce took another step forward recently when Human Resources officially partnered with Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT). The organization was founded 13 years ago by a small group of technology-minded leaders in the Nashville area with the mission to “empower women in technology through education,...

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