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Chancellor pledges to fight for university’s mission, values during trying times

Apr. 7, 2017—In an era when colleges and universities are attacked and research and discovery are devalued, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos pledged at the spring faculty assembly to fight for Vanderbilt's mission.

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Provost names faculty committee to advise on major investment in graduate education and research

Jan. 25, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a seven-member faculty committee to synthesize ideas submitted by each school and college into a set of recommendations for significant new investments in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.

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Colleges and schools to make recommendations on future investments in graduate education and research

Dec. 12, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor Susan R. Wente is seeking input from Vanderbilt colleges and schools on their priorities for the future investments in graduate education and research announced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Future of graduate and professional student housing focus of chancellor’s working group

Oct. 24, 2016—Developing housing options for graduate and professional students that extend learning and collaboration beyond the classroom and laboratory is the aim of a working group appointed by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Expanding the Landscape: Graduate School refocuses on inclusion, more holistic approach

Oct. 5, 2016—When Vanderbilt’s Graduate School relocated to Alumni Hall earlier this year, it was more than just a routine move from one office space to another. In a broader sense, it also represented a shift in philosophy—away from the more traditional notion of graduate education and toward a more holistic approach that better equips students for today’s fast-changing and heavily interconnected world.

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Diversity’s crucial role in medical, graduate education explored

Sep. 15, 2016—Diversity. Inclusion. Excellence. Innovation. You can’t have one without the others.

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Zeppos shares vision for ‘inclusive excellence’ at Vanderbilt during Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 26, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shared his vision for a Vanderbilt campus that stresses inclusive excellence through its people, places and culture at the fall faculty assembly on Aug. 25.

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Program helps Ph.D. students find non-academic careers

Aug. 18, 2016—In 2013, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) received one of 10 grants from the National Institutes of Health called BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) to help train scientists for a variety of diverse careers.

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Graduate Education Study Group issues report; Graduate School relocates to Alumni Hall

Mar. 14, 2016—The Graduate Education Study Group, charged with laying the course for the future of graduate education at Vanderbilt, has completed its work and issued its full report. In addition, Vanderbilt’s Graduate School has relocated from Kirkland Hall to its new home in Alumni Hall.

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Mark Wallace named dean of the Graduate School

Jan. 7, 2016—Mark Wallace, director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and a prolific and distinguished neurobiologist and mentor, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University Graduate School, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.

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Candidates sought for NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award

Jan. 6, 2016—The purpose of the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00) is to encourage and retain outstanding graduate students who have demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing careers as independent cancer researchers.

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Grad students welcome at Oct. 14 forum discussing graduate education at VU

Oct. 8, 2015—The purpose of the event is to capture feedback on the proposals of the Graduate Education Study Group’s executive summary from current graduate students.

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