Office of the Provost Archives
Jan. 17, 2018—Vanderbilt University celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of events on and off campus Jan. 15. The theme of the university’s 2018 commemoration was “Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression.”
Jan. 15, 2018—At its first meeting of 2018, the University Staff Advisory Council hosted Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who discussed key university initiatives including Immersion Vanderbilt, graduate education, international strategy, big data and more.
Jan. 15, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a search committee comprising faculty, students and alumni from a broad array of disciplines to identify the next dean of Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.
Jan. 10, 2018—The first Open Dore On Location of 2018 is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.
Jan. 8, 2018—Kamal Saggi has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. His term began Jan. 1 and will continue through June 30, 2018, while the search for the next dean is underway.
Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.
Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.
Dec. 18, 2017—Lauren Benton will step down as dean of the College of Arts and Science effective Dec. 31. The provost will name an interim dean and a search committee in January.
Dec. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt students know where to go on campus to seek support for their mental and emotional health, but often feel they don’t have enough time to seek assistance. These are just some of the findings of the Healthy Minds Survey launched by Vanderbilt in October 2016.
Dec. 13, 2017—Read the December 2017 issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.
Dec. 11, 2017—More than 600 faculty and staff participated in a town hall meeting Dec. 7 to learn more about the support options available once Oracle Cloud, which is part of the SkyVU program, goes live.