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Diversity leader James E. Page Jr. named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Aug. 13, 2018—James E. Page Jr., a nationally recognized leader in institutional diversity, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Aug. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture.

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Vanderbilt launches Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program

Aug. 10, 2018—The Office of the Provost has announced a micro-grant funding program for the 2018-19 academic year to help faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or to pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.

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Message from Provost Wente and Interim Vice Chancellor Smith on offensive email

Jul. 31, 2018—Dear colleagues, Late last night, we became aware that a deeply disturbing email containing racist language and promoting white supremacy was sent to members of the Vanderbilt community. The language and sentiment contained in this message are abhorrent and antithetical to our values as a university community. We condemn this message and the tactics of...

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Vanderbilt begins search for next VIRG executive director

Jul. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt has launched a national search to find the next executive director of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group.

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Seven faculty awarded Sports and Society microgrants

Jul. 30, 2018—Seven Vanderbilt faculty were awarded microgrants through the Sports and Society Microgrant Program to investigate how sports and society impact each other across disciplines.

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Wente reorganizes provost’s office

Jul. 26, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced a new structure for her office, with Tracey George, John Sloop and Dawn Turton taking on new roles and responsibilities.

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Renovated Eskind library opens, prepared to support training of future generations of physicians

Jul. 23, 2018—The Annette and Irwin Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center opened July 18 after a yearlong, $12.9 million renovation to support the continuing evolution of medical education.

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Doug Schmidt named associate provost for research development and technologies

Jul. 12, 2018—Research tech expert and computer scientist Douglas C. Schmidt was named associate provost for research development and technologies by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Legalizing same-sex marriage increased health care access for gay men: Vanderbilt study

Jul. 11, 2018—One of the first studies to examine the health impacts of legal marriage for LGBT individuals has found gay men were more likely to receive routine medical care following marriage legalization.

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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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Working group releases recommendations to advance research and scholarship through technology

Jul. 5, 2018—The Research IT Special Working Group released its report this week, listing scalable data storage and processing, custom computing solutions, and expanded training and access as key priorities.

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