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University administrators to host third staff listening session Nov. 25

Nov. 18, 2019—The third stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Blair School of Music's Turner Recital Hall. All university staff are invited to attend.

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Open Mind: Committed to showing our work

Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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University administrators to launch staff listening tour Sept. 27

Sep. 18, 2019—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20. The first stop will be at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

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LGBTQI+ Faculty and Staff Reception is Sept. 23

Sep. 16, 2019—A reception for LGBTQI+ faculty and staff is planned for Monday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 100.

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Wente announces new council to advance university’s efforts around diversity and inclusion; annual diversity reports released

Sep. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced the details of a new council to advocate for diversity and inclusion across all areas of the university. The council’s work will be informed and guided by the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Diversity Report, released today.

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Churchwell named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief university diversity officer

Jun. 14, 2019—André L. Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt China Forum: ‘Reimagining the Possibilities of a Rising Nation’ March 30-31

Mar. 21, 2019—This forum will explore the implication of China’s rise, both domestically and internationally, delving into possibilities in various areas with speakers in leadership in law and politics, healthcare, investment and entrepreneurship, technology and regulation, and literature.

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Workshop: ‘Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Tennessee’

Mar. 15, 2019—Co-sponsored workshop to celebrate women's history month.

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Survey series will seek feedback from campus community on key issues

Mar. 11, 2019—University administrators and faculty and staff committees are launching a series of surveys to seek feedback from Vanderbilt’s campus community with the goal of informing policy and programming decisions.

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‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’ Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2019—Tammy L. Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami University of Ohio, will present an interactive program exploring how black women musicians have used music as a means of documenting and promoting the struggle for equality and social justice in America. The event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Wond'ry.

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‘The Hate U Give’ book discussion set for Jan. 31

Jan. 28, 2019—Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a discussion of Angie Thomas' "The Hate U Give" on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College, ahead of the author's Feb. 13 visit to Vanderbilt. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. and Vanderbilt NAACP President Sydney Banks will co-facilitate Thursday's discussion of the book. 

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Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives announced

Jan. 23, 2019—A steering committee comprising staff from across the university will guide the new initiative aimed to study and advance the climate and opportunities for women staff at Vanderbilt.

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