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Vanderbilt planning for the future

Jul. 5, 2013—An executive committee has been named and will meet regularly this summer to develop a framework of ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process that will set the course for Vanderbilt’s future.

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Former University of Minnesota president receives Peabody Distinguished Alumnus Award

May. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development bestowed its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award on educational psychologist Robert H. Bruininks during Commencement on May 10.

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Deans offer outlook on Vanderbilt’s teaching landscape at Celebration of Teaching event

May. 6, 2013—Changes in instructional technology as well as changes among the student body present opportunities and challenges in today's university classrooms, said three Vanderbilt deans at a recent Celebration of Teaching event.

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Longtime College of Arts and Science faculty named as emeriti

Apr. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved the awarding of emeriti honors to 14 distinguished, longtime College of Arts and Science faculty. The professors will be honored at Commencement ceremonies on May 10.

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University Club of Nashville offering free trial for new faculty

Mar. 7, 2013—Any graduate of a four-year college or university is invited to place membership at The University Club of Nashville, located at 2402 Garland Ave. on the Vanderbilt campus. The club was established in 1962 to serve staff and faculty of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Hospital. It is now open to any faculty or staff...

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Zeppos reflects on first five years as chancellor

Mar. 1, 2013—The One Vanderbilt transformation continues as Nicholas S. Zeppos marks five years as chancellor. Read the story and watch video of Zeppos discussing the opportunities and challenges facing Vanderbilt today.

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VSG to celebrate faculty and staff on Thursday

Feb. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt Student Government is sponsoring Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day Feb. 28 to say thank you to all who work on campus.

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Vanderbilt supports nursing mothers on campus with new initiative

Feb. 15, 2013—Mothers at Vanderbilt will find it more convenient to breastfeed on campus, thanks to a new initiative to increase locations where they can do so comfortably and privately.

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New faculty: Morgan Ricks gave up Wall Street to tackle economic crisis

Dec. 11, 2012—When the financial crisis hit in September 2008, Morgan Ricks knew what he had to do. “I was on a trading desk at a hedge fund when the crisis started,” Ricks said. “The day after Obama was elected, I quit my job and devoted myself to finding a position in the policy world, preferably in...

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New faculty: Rizia Bardhan finds solutions at the nanoscale

Dec. 11, 2012—Rizia Bardhan has a large picture of Mahatma Gandhi in her office. “Gandhi has always been very special to me,” she said. “We share the same birthday. He exemplifies the power of perseverance.” Perseverance has carried the new assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering to Nashville from Kolkatta, India, where she was born. Early in...

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New faculty: Gary T. Henry has a passion for education research

Dec. 7, 2012—Gary T. Henry (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) It has been said that the next great wave of education reform is teacher preparation. If that assertion holds true, Gary T. Henry is prepared to bring evidence to the table. Henry has spent his career looking at how students and teachers are evaluated and will continue this work in...

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MyVU print edition features new faculty

Dec. 6, 2012—On newsstands now is a special print edition of MyVU—Vanderbilt’s online hub for faculty and staff—that honors some of the newest faces on campus and showcases their exciting work in the fields of pediatrics, anthropology, history, education, law, music and more.

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