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Survey on Vanderbilt foreign relationships opens for all federally funded faculty

Feb. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost is asking all university-employed principal investigators to complete the online Foreign Relationships and Sources survey to assist university compliance and federal disclosure obligations.

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Faculty development workshops for spring 2020 announced

Jan. 17, 2020—Faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout the spring 2020 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life and are presented by faculty and other senior leaders representing various disciplines.

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Nominations open for sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 6, 2020—The nomination window is open for the sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.

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Thirteen faculty members receive Provost Research Studios for 2019-20

Jan. 6, 2020—Thirteen faculty members from across the university have been awarded a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. The goal of the PRS is to support the professional development of full-time faculty who are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion ladder.

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Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit

Dec. 6, 2019—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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The Open Dore: Supporting the faculty

Nov. 13, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs, discusses the importance of faculty support and how Vanderbilt is leveraging data as a means to better understand the current campus climate.

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Smetana named to executive governing board of Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Nov. 11, 2019—Erik Smetana, executive director for compensation and talent in Vanderbilt Human Capital and Business Services, has been named chair of the finance committee of the national Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, the goal of which is to promote equity and excellence in the higher education space by advancing the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented faculty and staff.

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Vanderbilt to host satellite meeting Nov. 19 of National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

Oct. 31, 2019—Vanderbilt will host a satellite meeting of the first Public Summit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The campus event is set for Nov. 19 in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.

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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 16, 2019—Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal on Oct. 15.

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Stevenson Library launches Gear2Go technology-lending service

Oct. 16, 2019—Gear2Go, a new technology-lending service available to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, is now available at the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library.

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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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New faculty Mulubrhan Mogos: Delivering heart-healthy pregnancies

Sep. 29, 2019—Early in his career, as Assistant Professor of Nursing Mulubrhan Mogos cared for fragile babies in a neonatal ICU, he questioned whether the mother’s experience during pregnancy and delivery could provide clues to what went wrong, setting him on a path to study the long-term impact of cardiovascular disease on mothers and babies.

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