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Future of the libraries focus of new report

Sep. 8, 2015—An assessment of the value the Vanderbilt community places on its libraries and the future of what library services and resources should become are the topics of a report recently released by the Future of the Libraries Committee.

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Read latest issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter

Sep. 2, 2015—"The new academic year is off to a fast start! There is much to look forward to and much work to do to continue advancing 'One Vanderbilt,' as we pursue excellence and equity in our rich environments of discovery and learning," writes Provost Susan Wente in the August 2015 issue of "The Open Dore."

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Vanderbilt provost speaks Sept. 2 at downtown public library

Aug. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt Provost Susan Wente speaks Sept. 2 at the downtown Nashville Public Library about the workings of a research institution.

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Civil rights focus of new John L. Seigenthaler Chair at Vanderbilt

Aug. 27, 2015—Honoring and building upon the contributions of the late John L. Seigenthaler to the civil rights movement is the goal of a new endowed chair being established at Vanderbilt University through a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.

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Immersion, cross-college teaching strategic initiatives taking shape

Aug. 27, 2015—Vice provosts John Geer and Cynthia Cyrus, who co-chair the faculty committees on Cross-College Teaching and Immersion Vanderbilt, have released two new reports summarizing the activities completed last academic year.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open

Aug. 27, 2015—Today, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser announce the 2015-16 call for nominations for selection of a second cohort of Chancellor's Faculty Fellows.

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Investments in graduate education announced; forums scheduled

Aug. 24, 2015—Positioning the university on the cutting edge of graduate education in today’s fast-changing and dynamic professional world is the aim of new strategic investments announced today by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente.

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Writing Studio and Tutoring Services relocate to 1801 Edgehill Ave.

Aug. 20, 2015—Two Vanderbilt student academic support services have moved to a new location. The Writing Studio and Tutoring Services have relocated from Alumni Hall to 1801 Edgehill Ave., Suite 112, next to the Curb Center.

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Center for Teaching launches Blackboard enhancements

Aug. 19, 2015—The Center for Teaching has launched a number of developments for the university’s course management system, including new features and new support options for instructors.

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Innovation Center to support campus ‘makers’; search underway for director

Aug. 6, 2015—A new Innovation Center is being developed to support a "maker" culture at Vanderbilt that will encourage entrepreneurship and creativity and bolster implementation of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.

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Sloop named associate provost for digital learning

Aug. 3, 2015—In his new role, John M. Sloop will focus on the development and implementation of school-based educational technology initiatives and the university’s overall exploration of digital learning.

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Search to begin for vice provost for research

Jul. 20, 2015—Vanderbilt is launching a national search to find its next vice provost for research.

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