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Watch: Honoring Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente

Jun. 29, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community pay tribute to Susan R. Wente for guiding the university—with visionary strength and compassion—during her time as interim chancellor.

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Wente maintains Vanderbilt’s momentum during unprecedented year

Jun. 29, 2020—Susan R. Wente is being thanked across campus for her exceptional leadership during an unprecedented year, as her tenure as interim chancellor concludes and she returns full-time as provost July 1.

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Leadership in a COVID-19 world

Jun. 29, 2020—Being a biomedical scientist has served Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente well as she’s led the university through “a rapid succession of significant decisions” since the first reports of COVID-19.

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Nine faculty receive 2020 Research Scholar and Discovery grants

Jun. 29, 2020—Research Scholar Grants are one of Vanderbilt’s primary investments to advance faculty research, scholarship and creative expression, while Discovery Grants support new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship that possess high potential for future external support.

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Six interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2020

Jun. 29, 2020—Six cross-disciplinary programs have been awarded funding for 2020 by Vanderbilt’s Trans-Institutional Programs initiative, a hallmark of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Provost’s office increasing support for graduate education

Jun. 24, 2020—The Office of the Provost will increase its focus on graduate education to ensure graduate students have the resources they need to be successful as Mark T. Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, prepares to step down from his leadership role to return to the faculty full time beginning Sept. 1, 2020.

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Future Partners: Owen School supporters commit more than $13 million toward Management Hall renovation and expansion

Jun. 23, 2020—A group of prominent Vanderbilt University alumni and supporters has committed more than $13 million toward an extensive renovation and expansion of Management Hall at Owen Graduate School of Management.

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10 faculty members named as 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jun. 19, 2020—Ten outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Investing in new classroom technology to support faculty this fall

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making substantial investments in classroom technology to support faculty as the fall semester approaches. The strategy includes upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording in classrooms, building new video recording studios, and training faculty in both new and existing technology available in the classroom.

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Wente announces Beasley’s expanded role focused on undergraduate education

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.

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Vanderbilt University partners with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to develop novel treatments for central nervous system disorders

Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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A message for faculty on the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan

Jun. 16, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente details the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to Vanderbilt faculty.

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