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

May. 27, 2015—"During my end-of-the-academic-year conversations with faculty and staff, there was great interest in hearing more about the plans for university investments in research. As reflected in the Academic Strategic Plan, Vanderbilt and the Provost’s Office have a broad and inclusive vision of research," writes Provost Susan Wente in the May 2015 issue of "The Open Dore."

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Faculty study group releases vision, priorities for graduate education

May. 4, 2015—Recruiting and retaining exceptional and diverse graduate students who will go on to become leaders in their fields is the top priority for graduate education at Vanderbilt, a report from a faculty study group says.

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Global Support Services launched to support international scholarship

May. 4, 2015—Providing coordinated support for international collaboration and research by Vanderbilt faculty and staff is the aim of a new office, Global Support Services, launched this spring by the Office of the Provost.

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

Apr. 29, 2015—"As we near graduation, there is a bright light shining on the tremendous talent we have on campus – from the students celebrating well-earned degrees, to the faculty reflecting on a year filled with achievements in scholarship and promotions, to the staff knowing the immeasurable gratitude for their day-in, day-out service," writes Provost Susan Wente in the April 2015 issue of The Open Dore.

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Schauble, Lehrer named to National Academy of Education

Apr. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt's Richard Lehrer and Leona Schauble, frequent research collaborators, analyze the responsiveness of teaching practices to students’ ways of thinking.

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VU community gets update on strategic plan at town halls

Apr. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students came together at three town hall meetings this month to learn more about and provide feedback on the implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Vanderbilt celebrates end of coal, smokestack teardown

Apr. 13, 2015—University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9 to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.

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Gottfried stepping down as Commencement’s university faculty marshal

Apr. 3, 2015—Professor of English Roy Gottfried is stepping down as Vanderbilt's faculty marshal after many years of service at Commencement.

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Wehby receives 2015 CEC Special Education Research Award

Apr. 3, 2015—Joseph Wehby has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Special Education Research Award from the Council for Exceptional Children.

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March issue of ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Mar. 31, 2015—"This summer we will welcome two new Deans – Lauren Benton, incoming dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Vanessa Beasley, incoming dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Of great importance, both were identified and selected through representative processes – with the input of diverse search committees that reflect Vanderbilt’s broad constituencies," writes Provost Susan Wente in the March 2015 issue of "The Open Dore."

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New Vanderbilt IT team to upgrade classroom technologies, offer support and training

Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt IT has formed a new Audio/Visual Design and Support Team to raise all classrooms to today's digital standards and offer support, training and day-to-day repairs.

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Beasley named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Mar. 26, 2015—Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.

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