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Division of Communications wins national CASE award for eclipse social media campaign

Jun. 19, 2018—A coordinated social media campaign by Vanderbilt's Division of Communications to promote activities surrounding last August's historic solar eclipse and inform the public about Vanderbilt's experts in the field has won a national Bronze award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Ertel discusses newly formed Division of Communications at May USAC meeting

May. 18, 2018—The University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Vice Chancellor for Communications Steve Ertel as speaker at its May meeting. Last year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos identified the need to pull the communications functions from the Division of Public Affairs and recruited Ertel to champion the restructure.

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New report aims to elevate Vanderbilt, amplify faculty research

Apr. 26, 2018—A report just released by the Committee for Enhancing Faculty Voices in the Public Sphere offers a trio of proposals to elevate Vanderbilt’s national and global profile while helping inform a public hungry for expert knowledge.

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New initiatives announced to boost Vanderbilt’s international reach, profile

Apr. 23, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced strategic initiatives to strengthen the university’s global reach, to be paired with an international strategy developed by the Division of Communications.

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What’s On My Mind: A lesson on public discourse from a Wyoming bookstore

Feb. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt's role in bringing faculty scholarship, insights and knowledge into the public discourse is the focus of a new university initiative, “Enhancing Faculty Voices in the Public Sphere.” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses the effort in this week's edition of "What's On My Mind."

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Re:VU brochures for 2018 now available

Jan. 22, 2018—The annual Re:VU brochure of Vanderbilt University's most commonly requested facts and figures is now available for 2018. Request your copies today.

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University launches effort to support faculty public engagement

Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.

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Chancellor Zeppos hosts seven lucky winners at the Predators season opener

Oct. 11, 2017—Seven lucky Vanderbilt staff members joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Nashville Predators' season opener Oct. 10 at Bridgestone Arena.

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Elizabeth P. Latt to retire from News and Communications

Jun. 29, 2017—Assistant Vice Chancellor for News and Communications Elizabeth P. Latt will retire from her role as leader of external and internal university communications June 30 after 27 years of service to the university.

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University photographer played key role during Predators’ playoff ride

Jun. 14, 2017—"I’ve never taken a direct shot, but sometimes a puck comes over the top of the glass and hits me," says Vanderbilt photographer John Russell, who also serves as the official photographer for the Nashville Predators. "It still hurts."

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Vanderbilt Communications receives seven awards

May. 31, 2017—The Tennessee College Public Relations Association honored Vanderbilt University with seven awards during the higher education organization's spring 2017 conference.

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Vanderbilt University appoints new vice chancellor for communications

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the appointment of Steve Ertel as the university’s vice chancellor for communications.

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