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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact

Jan. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.

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Dalton family commits $12.75 million to support Law and Business Program at Vanderbilt Law School

Jan. 23, 2019—A new $12.75 million gift to Vanderbilt Law School from alumnus and former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Mark Dalton and his family will provide support for the law school's Law and Business Program, which prepares students to enter legal practice with a solid understanding of business law, corporate management, accounting and finance.

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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.

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Have dinner with the provost Jan. 24

Jan. 14, 2019—Students are invited to join Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Rand Dining Hall, where she will serve up dinner and discussion.

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Faculty invited to professional development offerings this spring

Jan. 10, 2019—Faculty are invited to a series of development workshops, webinars and writing sessions to be held throughout the spring 2019 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life.

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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gary Cheek to lead Bass Military Scholars Program

Jan. 9, 2019—Gary H. Cheek, a retired United States Army lieutenant general with extensive experience mentoring and leading teams, has been named the director of the Bass Military Scholars Program at Vanderbilt.

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Provost establishes working group on second-year residential experience

Jan. 9, 2019—A new working group convened by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will explore trends in the second-year residential experience and identify areas to bolster student success.

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Tierno named director of Vanderbilt Commencement

Jan. 4, 2019—Scott A. Tierno, a higher education administrator with significant experience in leading major campus initiatives, has been named director of Commencement and special events.

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December issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Dec. 14, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente names her top 10 highlights for the fall semester in this month's edition of the newsletter.

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SEIU withdraws from Vanderbilt, drops effort to unionize NTT faculty in College of Arts and Science

Dec. 10, 2018—The faculty unionization effort on Vanderbilt's campus is officially closed, following the withdrawal by Service Employees International Union Local 205 of its pending petition to unionize non-tenure track faculty in the College of Arts and Science.

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Three Vanderbilt undergraduates awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships

Dec. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt seniors Javan Latson and Sasha Whitley have been awarded Pickering Fellowships for 2019, and junior Mary E. Tezak has been named a Boren Scholarship recipient.

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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launches new master of science program

Dec. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt's Data Science Institute, founded earlier this year, has launched a new master of science program to prepare students for careers in the burgeoning field of data science. Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now open to students.

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