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Symposium begins yearlong campus planning process by asking big questions

Nov. 5, 2015—As Vanderbilt plans for its growth over the next decades, what are the core philosophic and humanistic values that should underpin its major building projects? This and other weighty questions were discussed by faculty, administrators and other members of the campus community at a Nov. 2 symposium led by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to usher in a yearlong land use planning process.

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Nov. 2 symposium marks first steps in developing campus land use plan

Oct. 26, 2015—From exploring city planning in the ancient Mediterranean world to understanding how theater can play a role in classroom design, Vanderbilt will host a symposium on Nov. 2 bringing in experts from across campus as the university begins to develop a comprehensive land use plan. The symposium is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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Working group-designed model for pre-award grant contract support and director search launched

Oct. 19, 2015—A university working group has established the model for a new office that will provide pre-award support for university faculty grant and contract proposals to external funding agencies following the VU-VUMC reorganization. A search for the new office's director also has been launched.

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Barbara L. Carroll named Vanderbilt University chief HR officer

Oct. 8, 2015—Barbara L. Carroll, a nationally recognized leader in higher education human resources, has been named to the newly defined role of Vanderbilt University associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer.

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VUIT, Division of Administration give updates on VU-VUMC transition

Sep. 14, 2015—University department heads who gathered for a meeting Sept. 10 received progress reports from the leaders of Information Technology and the Division of Administration about the ongoing effort to transition the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center into separate legal and financial entities.

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Judson Newbern to retire from Vanderbilt next month

Aug. 31, 2015—Deputy Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Environmental Affairs Judson Newbern will retire from Vanderbilt Sept. 30 after 30 years of contributing his talents to the university’s physical growth while safeguarding and enhancing the campus’s character.

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Global Support Services launched to support international scholarship

May. 4, 2015—Providing coordinated support for international collaboration and research by Vanderbilt faculty and staff is the aim of a new office, Global Support Services, launched this spring by the Office of the Provost.

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Vanderbilt celebrates end of coal, smokestack teardown

Apr. 13, 2015—University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9 to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.

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Media Advisory: Chancellor Zeppos, senior administrators celebrate the end of coal power, demolition of iconic smokestack April 9

Apr. 7, 2015—On the eve of the demolition of the plant’s iconic smokestack, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will speak at a celebration of the conversion on Thursday, April 9, at 4:10 p.m.

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Making ‘the call’ no easy decision

Feb. 23, 2015—A lot of information goes into the decision to hold or cancel classes when a storm hits the Nashville area. Here's an inside look at the decision process.

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Employees step up to battle winter weather on campus

Feb. 20, 2015—A storm coating the Vanderbilt campus with ice and snow means extra work for Vanderbilt Plant Operations employees, who say they're more than up to the challenge.

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Vice chancellor shares next steps in VU-VUMC transition

Jan. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt department heads gathered for a meeting Jan. 22 were given more information on the plan to establish Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as separate legal and financial entities.

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