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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open for 2017

Sep. 12, 2016—Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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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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Visiting board offers feedback on diversity efforts

Jun. 13, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened the Visiting Advisory Board for Diversity and Equity on campus Friday. The group is charged with advising the chancellor-appointed Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee as it continues its work to create concrete recommendations for making Vanderbilt a more diverse and inclusive institution.

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13 cross-college collaborative projects win TIPs funding

Jun. 2, 2016—Thirteen interdisciplinary projects, ranging from cellular processes and smart cities to global health care issues, have been selected as the 2016 awardees of the Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Trump leads Clinton in Tennessee by nine points

May. 19, 2016—Donald Trump is leading in the presidential election in Tennessee, but his support slipped noticeably after the Indiana Primary on May 3.

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Nationally recognized career expert to lead Vanderbilt student professional development center

May. 16, 2016—Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years' experience supporting the career needs of college students and alumni, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Professional Development.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt Poll news conference is May 19

May. 10, 2016—Reporters are invited to a May 19 news conference unveiling the results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee

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Vanderbilt and UCLA debut SpotCheck website to evaluate political ads

Apr. 28, 2016—In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys.

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Mayor speaks to ‘Politicians’ class

Apr. 13, 2016—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was the guest speaker at an undergraduate political science class on April 11.

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Robert Birkby, a Vanderbilt student favorite, has died

Mar. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt is mourning the death of political science professor Robert H. Birkby, a popular teacher and respected administrator.

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Vanderbilt joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Mar. 10, 2016—As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

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