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Vanderbilt continues in top 10 of ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’

Nov. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University—for the second consecutive year—has been named the 10th most innovative university in the world, according to a 2018 "Reuters Top 100" analysis.

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‘Bronson’ celebration lauds Ingram family’s bold vision, philanthropy

Oct. 31, 2018—Robin Ingram Patton was thanked for her significant investment in the E. Bronson Ingram College, which is named for her father, during a celebration of Vanderbilt's newest living-learning community.

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Hundreds gather for candlelight vigil in honor of Tree of Life Synagogue victims

Oct. 31, 2018—Nearly 300 Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and community members gathered Monday afternoon outside of Rand Hall to hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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Vanderbilt invests $25M, issues challenge to establish faculty fellowships, directorships

Oct. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt is inviting alumni and donors to play a key role in expanding support for faculty throughout their careers with the launch of the Faculty Fellowship Challenge.

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

Oct. 25, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses advancing the arts and humanities at Vanderbilt in this month's newsletter.

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Provost announces action plan to elevate Vanderbilt’s arts and humanities

Oct. 24, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced a dynamic and multifaceted plan to advance the arts and humanities both within and beyond Vanderbilt.

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The Next Challenge

Oct. 22, 2018—John Geer takes the helm as dean of the College of Arts and Science.

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Fall lineup of faculty development workshops announced

Oct. 22, 2018—Faculty are invited to a series of development workshops, webinars and writing sessions to be held throughout the rest of the fall semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life.

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Reminder: Academic Pathways application deadline Nov. 1

Oct. 19, 2018—The application window for the 2019 cohort of Academic Pathways fellows will be closing Nov. 1. The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a research/mentorship program that is designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions.

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Flag ceremony to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’

Oct. 19, 2018—A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.

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26 Commons iSeminars offered spring 2019 for first-year students

Oct. 19, 2018—The iSeminars are intended to encourage first-year students to pursue their passions by modeling rigorous, compelling and unique projects in addition to exposing students to a particular seminar theme.

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Applications for Nichols Humanitarian Fund now open, due Dec. 5

Oct. 18, 2018—The Nichols Humanitarian Fund enables Vanderbilt students to pursue humanitarian missions at home and across the globe. Interested students are encouraged to attend the annual reception and open house Oct. 25.

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