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Vanderbilt climate surveys on sexual assault and misconduct show informed and engaged campus community, challenges remaining

Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University released on Oct. 15 the findings of two surveys conducted earlier this year assessing student, postdoctoral fellow and faculty experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

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Vanderbilt faculty and postdocs report few experiences with sexual harassment in survey, but concerns persist

Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University has released the results of its first-ever sexual harassment survey of Vanderbilt University-employed faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

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Wente and Macara named American Society for Cell Biology Fellows

Oct. 10, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Ian Macara have been elected 2019 fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology.

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University Courses proposals due Nov. 22

Oct. 9, 2019—The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, the new home of the University Courses program, invites applications from faculty members for innovative, interdisciplinary, team-taught courses that engage students in deep learning. Proposals are due Friday, Nov. 22.

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Faculty invited to submit Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant proposals

Oct. 7, 2019—The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program, which helps faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.

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TIPs pre-proposals for university funding due Nov. 4

Oct. 7, 2019—The Office of the Provost is issuing the sixth annual call for proposals for Trans-Institutional Programs, an internal faculty funding program that is a key initiative of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Sustainability efforts must address social inequalities first, environmental justice scholar says

Oct. 7, 2019—Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, described the economic and racial disparities inherent in environmental issues before a packed audience in Wyatt Rotunda Oct. 1.

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Open Mind: Trust and optimism go hand in hand

Oct. 7, 2019—Trust is critical to our work together as a university community, and we can develop it by building connectedness across our different experiences, opinions and disciplines, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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Wente launches new University Arts Council

Oct. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new University Arts Council to advocate for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception

Oct. 3, 2019—The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.

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Project Safe Center marks five years of education, advocacy and impact

Sep. 30, 2019—The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response marked its fifth anniversary earlier this month with a reception attended by students, faculty, staff and senior university leaders.

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COACHE faculty survey results in more than 70 action items in two years

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges have implemented significant initiatives in the past two years to develop faculty, foster inclusion and create new resources for teaching and research. An update published to the COACHE website highlights the more than 70 policy changes and new or expanded programs that have been developed in response to the 2016 Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education, or COACHE, faculty job satisfaction survey.

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