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A message from Chancellor Zeppos: Vanderbilt joins Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt Community: As one of our nation’s and world’s top research universities, Vanderbilt advances its mission by  integrating and disseminating knowledge and information. Increasingly, Internet technology presents an exciting conduit for the broad dissemination of knowledge to millions. Last year, I appointed a Committee on Social Media and the Internet to study the landscape...

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Vanderbilt University to offer free courses online through Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University will make its first institution-wide foray into offering worldwide, free, digital courses by some of its leading faculty members in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera.

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Vanderbilt marks fourth year as ‘U.S. News’ No. 17 national university

Sep. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University was named the 17th-ranked national university by "U.S. News & World Report."

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Rear Adm. Nora Tyson to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Sep. 5, 2012—Rear Admiral Nora Tyson (BA’79), the vice director of the Joint Staff and first female commander of a U.S. Navy carrier strike group, is the recipient of the highest honor for a member of the Vanderbilt alumni community: the Distinguished Alumni Award.

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Faculty honored for service, excellence at Fall Assembly

Aug. 30, 2012—  Vanderbilt has succeeded in the face of tough economic challenges thanks to its commitment to excellence, diversity, acceptance and creativity, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a standing-room-only crowd at the Student Life Center during the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. Zeppos, who was among faculty members recognized for 25 years of service to the...

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Are you ready for a game changer?

Aug. 30, 2012—Television commercials, billboards and more will soon be declaring Vanderbilt’s determination to be a game changer on the playing field. The “This is a Game Changer” marketing campaign begins in early September. “The Game Changer campaign celebrates – and we hope inspires – every member of the Vanderbilt community who is a game changer in...

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2012 Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 29, 2012—Watch video of the annual Fall Faculty Assembly that took place on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Student Life Center. Opening remarks were provided by Faculty Senate Chair Salvatore March. David Furbish, professor of earth and environmental sciences, gave the faculty presentation, titled “The Statistical Physics of Earth’s Sediment: An Imagined Conversation with Hans Albert...

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Vanderbilt reaches fundraising goal for new multipurpose facility, addition to recreation center

Aug. 29, 2012—Vanderbilt University has met its fundraising goal for the construction of a new multipurpose facility and addition to its recreation center. The more than $30 million project is being funded by a combination of philanthropy and university investment.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos on the state of the university

Aug. 29, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt community, The beginning of a new academic year provides a university community with the opportunity to both reflect on the previous year and look forward, focusing intently on the future. We do so with a great sense of optimism and enthusiasm. While there will certainly be challenges on the horizon, our hard work...

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Zeppos takes pride in preserving American dream; marks 25 years at faculty assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt has succeeded in the face of tough economic challenges thanks to its commitment to excellence, diversity, acceptance and creativity, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a standing-room-only crowd at the Student Life Center during the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. Zeppos, who was among faculty members recognized for 25 years of service to the university,...

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Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly

Aug. 23, 2012—To see a slide show of photos, visit Vanderbilt’s Flickr page. Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research was presented to Peter Buerhaus, the Valere Potter Distinguished Professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. (Read myVU...

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 23

Aug. 22, 2012—The annual Fall Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Student Life Center. Opening remarks will be provided by Faculty Senate Chair Salvatore March. David Furbish, professor of earth and environmental sciences, will give the faculty presentation, titled “The Statistical Physics of Earth’s Sediment: An Imagined Conversation with Hans Albert...

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