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Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit

Dec. 6, 2019—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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2020 VUSRP applications now open

Dec. 4, 2019—Applications are now open for the summer 2020 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000–$6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a Vanderbilt faculty member. Students can use their VUSRP experience to satisfy Immersion Vanderbilt.

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FutureVU Advisory Committee announced

Dec. 2, 2019—A new advisory committee comprising faculty, staff and students from across the university will provide feedback on current plans, concepts and options for FutureVU, the university’s comprehensive campus planning initiative.

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Eight Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows for 2019

Nov. 26, 2019—Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Wente, Balser commend TN members of Congress for research support, urge finalization of funding for FY 2020

Nov. 25, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Jeff Balser, president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, sent a joint letter last week to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation applauding recent bipartisan efforts to invest in programs that support scientific research, public health and education, and urging Congress to finalize funding for fiscal year 2020.

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Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the "flagship" presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20.

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Caroline Kennedy to deliver Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

Nov. 20, 2019—Best-selling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to Vanderbilt graduating students and their families in May 2020.

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New VURC Subcommittee for International Research and Engagement formed

Nov. 18, 2019—Faculty have been named to a new subcommittee formed by the Vanderbilt University Research Council to provide governance for the GlobalVU initiative.

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Heard Libraries survey responses due Dec. 1

Nov. 18, 2019—The deadline is Dec. 1 to respond to a survey on library use and research that will help set future priorities for the Heard Libraries.

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Owen Graduate School of Management turns 50

Nov. 15, 2019—Today, the Owen Graduate School of Management competes with the nation’s best business schools while staying true to its original vision of an intentionally small school where students and faculty can develop strong relationships, and where teamwork, individualized programs of study and experiential learning remain key components of the curriculum.

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Center for Teaching’s One Button Studio now available

Nov. 14, 2019—The Center for Teaching’s new One Button Studio, an automated video studio that can be used without any previous video production experience, is now available for faculty and other instructors to use in support of their teaching.

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The Open Dore: Supporting the faculty

Nov. 13, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs, discusses the importance of faculty support and how Vanderbilt is leveraging data as a means to better understand the current campus climate.

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