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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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New Student Care Network, university’s fully integrated model of care for students, launches July 1

Jul. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt’s new Student Care Network officially launched July 1, providing a holistic, inclusive system of health and wellness services and resources.

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Adobe Creative Suite licenses available to enhance digital learning

Jun. 26, 2018—Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, faculty will be able to provide access to Adobe Creative Suite software to their students to encourage and facilitate digital content production as part of their coursework.

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14 faculty proposals garner funding through Discovery Grants

Jun. 13, 2018—The provost's office has awarded 14 faculty proposals have been with Discovery Grants, one of Vanderbilt’s main investments promote discovery and raise the university's scholarly profile.

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VU BreakThru: Leveraging quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates in Tennessee

May. 31, 2018—Although HPV vaccination in adolescence can successfully prevent six kinds of cancer, rates in Tennessee remain relatively low, while occurrence of these cancers remains relatively high compared to the rest of the country.  Pamela Hull, assistant professor of medicine, and her colleagues are conducting a study funded by the HPV ACTIVE TIPs award, in collaboration with the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation, to test a model for disseminating a web-based quality improvement coaching program to pediatric clinics.

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Shared Governance recommendations focus on communication and expanded faculty engagement

May. 24, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee recommends expanding the partnership between administration and faculty, with particular attention paid to enriched communication and broaden faculty involvement.

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Seven interdisciplinary programs land TIPs awards for 2018

May. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s transformational Trans-Institutional Programs initiative heads into a fourth year with grants awarded to seven interdisciplinary projects that involve more than 60 faculty members.

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

May. 22, 2018—Summer is an ideal time for reflection on the just-concluded academic year, planning for the one ahead, and rest and rejuvenation, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in the last "Open Dore" newsletter until August.

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Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria

May. 17, 2018—Bordenstein’s team studied Nasonia parasitic wasps, which are about the size of a sesame seed, and they serve as one of the best models to dissect and characterize the evolution of insect genomes.

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Beasley to lead new residential college organization

May. 17, 2018—Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, has been promoted to a new role leading a redesigned residential college organization aimed at more fully enriching the student experience.

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10 faculty proposals funded through new Library Collections Initiative

May. 16, 2018—Ten projects involving 25 faculty and staff members have been awarded nearly $750,000 through the internally funded Library Collections Initiative to strategically bolster collections.

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