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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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University Courses proposals due Nov. 12

Sep. 23, 2018—Faculty proposals for the 2019 cycle of University Courses are due Monday, Nov. 12. The University Courses initiative allows faculty to introduce and teach innovative courses to students from across each of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges.

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Vanderbilt launches Library Collections Initiative

Aug. 21, 2017—The Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s special and permanent collections will be strategically expanded this year via a new one-year program called the Library Collections Initiative.

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Exhibition to share life lessons of African American seniors

Apr. 7, 2017—An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.

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Second set of University Courses announced

Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.

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Search committee named for vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion

Sep. 29, 2016—Provost Susan R. Wente has charged a search committee comprising students and faculty from a range of disciplines to identify the university’s first vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Search to begin for vice provost of equity, diversity and inclusion

Aug. 22, 2016—A national search will be launched this fall for the university’s first vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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Nwankwo named associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships

Aug. 18, 2016—Associate Professor of English Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo has been named to the newly created position of associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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Castro wins fellowship to study literature

Jul. 29, 2016—A Mellon Fellowship has been awarded to Anne M. Castro from the English department.

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Black masculinity in popular culture is topic of library forum

Feb. 24, 2016—The evolution of coolness and black masculinity will be discussed at a two-hour forum at the downtown Nashville Library Feb. 27.

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Chancellor’s Higher Education Fellowship aims to build leadership pipeline

Feb. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has established a new program to ensure that the university maintains and continues to enhance its strength and stability by cultivating a strong pipeline of potential leaders at Vanderbilt and in higher education.

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Committee charged with recommending new University Courses designed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

Nov. 30, 2015—The Office of the Provost has charged a faculty committee with assessing proposals for new University Courses that will address topics tied to diversity, equity and inclusion, race and ethnicity, identity literacy, and/or cultural competency within an interdisciplinary setting.

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