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Provost’s Open Dore On Location at Black Cultural Center Jan. 16

Jan. 10, 2018—The first Open Dore On Location of 2018 is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Saggi named interim dean of College of Arts and Science

Jan. 8, 2018—Kamal Saggi has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. His term began Jan. 1 and will continue through June 30, 2018, while the search for the next dean is underway.

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University launches effort to support faculty public engagement

Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.

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Buchanan gift to endow Vanderbilt Library Fellowship Program @VandyLibraries

Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.

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Benton stepping down as dean of College of Arts and Science

Dec. 18, 2017—Lauren Benton will step down as dean of the College of Arts and Science effective Dec. 31. The provost will name an interim dean and a search committee in January.

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Healthy Minds Survey provides insight into student mental health

Dec. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt students know where to go on campus to seek support for their mental and emotional health, but often feel they don’t have enough time to seek assistance. These are just some of the findings of the Healthy Minds Survey launched by Vanderbilt in October 2016.

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

Dec. 13, 2017—Read the December 2017 issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.

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SkyVU leaders discuss support options and Day 1; website refresh now live

Dec. 11, 2017—More than 600 faculty and staff participated in a town hall meeting Dec. 7 to learn more about the support options available once Oracle Cloud, which is part of the SkyVU program, goes live.

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New undergraduate degree requirement launches in fall 2018

Dec. 7, 2017—Immersion Vanderbilt will become a degree requirement for all incoming first-year students starting in fall 2018, all incoming sophomore transfer students starting in fall 2019, and all junior transfer students starting in fall 2020. This initiative follows on the heels of the four undergraduate schools’ formal review and approval of Immersion Vanderbilt during the last calendar year.

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Vanderbilt University receives best possible review and reaffirmation of institutional accreditation

Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt has earned a 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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University begins capital planning assessments of humanities, sciences to chart future

Dec. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on discovery and planning processes, guided by the Academic Strategic Plan and FutureVU, to chart a course for capital planning in the humanities and the sciences.

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International Strategy Working Group issues final report

Dec. 6, 2017—To strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts and to raise the global profile of the university as a research institution, the new International Strategy Report recommends a four-point strategy to build on Vanderbilt’s strengths while supporting the university’s Academic Strategic Plan and its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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