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Provost launches planning process for campus initiative on status of women faculty and students; input sought

Aug. 31, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive community, the provost has launched a planning phase for an initiative on the status of women faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees.

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Faculty encouraged to register for fall writing sessions

Aug. 29, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence invites all faculty to upcoming writing sessions designed to build community and offer dedicated time to work on writing projects. The first session is Sept. 7.

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New hires bring diverse backgrounds and expertise to Student Care Network

Aug. 26, 2018—The Office of the Dean of Students has welcomed new medical practitioners and wellness providers to campus to support the health and wellbeing of all Vanderbilt students through the new Student Care Network.

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Thomas-Hunt named faculty director for Moore College

Jul. 9, 2018—Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt was named the new faculty director for Moore College July 1. She continues in her roles as vice provost and professor of management at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Workshop on instructor–student interactions set for April 25

Apr. 20, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence is sponsoring a workshop April 25 designed for instructors interested in focusing on nuanced classroom climate issues.

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Inclusive Excellence invites women faculty to community writing sessions

Mar. 20, 2018—The Office of Inclusive Excellence is hosting writing sessions to help women faculty build community and dedicate time to furthering their scholarly research.

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‘Hidden Figures’ author discusses female STEM pioneers, shared history

Feb. 23, 2018—"Hidden Figures" author Margot Lee Shetterly discussed the importance of African Americans role models in telling America's story during a campus visit Feb. 20.

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Faculty workshops offered Jan. 18

Jan. 2, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two faculty workshops on Thursday, Jan. 18, featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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Melissa Thomas-Hunt named vice provost for inclusive excellence

Aug. 14, 2017—In this role, Thomas-Hunt will help advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the trans-institutional research and educational missions of the university, building on the numerous efforts currently underway in the provost’s office and across academic affairs to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty and academic staff.

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