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Commons iSeminars announced for first-year students

Oct. 19, 2017—First-year students will have 25 Commons iSeminars to choose from this spring to help get them started on pursuing their passion through a personalized immersive learning opportunity.

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First-year students explore resilience through Commons programming

Oct. 19, 2017—Resilience—the ability to adjust to change, recover from setbacks or overcome life’s challenges—is a key theme being explored by first-year students on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons during 2017-18.

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Provost’s Open Dore on Location at Blair School Oct. 25

Oct. 17, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Blair School of Music. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Historian + Scientist = New University Course

Oct. 11, 2017—A historian pairing with a computer scientist to teach a course on virtual reality? A new University Course, Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications, offers just that, with the overarching goal that everyone can, and should, be technically confident. Faculty-designed, cross-disciplinary curriculum is at the heart of the University Courses initiative, tapping into the natural synergies across Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges. Read more about the University Courses and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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Bold $125 million investment supports landmark graduate student scholarships and leadership institute

Oct. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt is investing $125 million into one of the nation's most extensive graduate student scholarship programs and an innovative graduate student leadership institute.

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Final report on faculty job satisfaction survey released by working group

Sep. 25, 2017—A faculty working group has released a comprehensive report that shares findings from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) faculty satisfaction survey conducted last year.

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Provost issues call for proposals for TIPs, University Courses

Sep. 22, 2017—The provost's office is issuing a call for proposals for two internal faculty funding programs, Trans-Institutional Programs and University Courses, key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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

Sep. 21, 2017—Read the September 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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Undergraduate Research Fair showcases more than 140 student presentations

Sep. 20, 2017—The fourth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair was a successful showcase of 147 student poster presentations, with more than 300 faculty, students, staff and community members in attendance.

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Vanderbilt calls for Supreme Court to strike down travel ban

Sep. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt University today joined 30 universities calling on the Supreme Court to strike down President Trump’s travel ban. This reflects Vanderbilt’s commitment to an inclusive campus environment that attracts talented individuals from around the world to learn from each other and work together to discover the solutions to societal problems.

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Committee to study opportunities for Vanderbilt University Press

Sep. 18, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has charged a new committee comprising authors, faculty and university leaders to make strategic recommendations for Vanderbilt University Press.

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