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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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Faculty input requested at Research IT town halls April 16 and 25

Apr. 6, 2018—Faculty are invited to two town halls this month hosted by the Vanderbilt Research IT Service to share their input on new and planned IT services under development to support researchers.

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Vanderbilt appoints committees, advisory firm for graduate and professional student village

Apr. 4, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed executive and advisory committees to work closely with Brailsford & Dunlavy, the development advisory firm on the project.

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Kathleen Gould wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 2, 2018—Kathleen Gould, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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New residential faculty to join E. Bronson Ingram College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs has appointed four new residential faculty to help expand the student learning experience beyond the classroom, beginning this fall.

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Faculty can learn more about TIPs at April 20 event

Mar. 29, 2018—The provost's office is hosting a TIPs fair and reception at 11 a.m. April 20 in the Student Life Center to highlight ongoing trans-institutional projects and encourage faculty to participate.

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Web form launched regarding medical records transfer

Mar. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s University Counseling Center will replace Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Psychological & Counseling Center beginning July 1. To facilitate the continuity of care for students currently receiving services at the PCC and who are expected to continue to receive services at the new UCC, VUMC will begin copying some student data and records from the PCC to transfer to the new UCC this spring.

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VUBreakThru: Learning to view history through a critical lens

Mar. 28, 2018—Students enrolled in the "Race, Place and Power" University Course recently visited the Hermitage, home of native son Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States. They contrasted what they had learned in class with the picture of Jackson portrayed at the museum. Read more about University Courses and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs grants, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.

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

Mar. 28, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses the "VU-ETOB" budget model, which exemplifies the shared governance approach that the university uses for decision-making.

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Deerfield Management, Vanderbilt University announce launch of Ancora Innovation

Mar. 28, 2018—Deerfield Management and Vanderbilt University announced March 28 the launch of Ancora Innovation, LLC (“Ancora”), a Deerfield company that will support Vanderbilt’s innovative life science research and leverage Deerfield’s expertise in accelerating state-of-the-art drug development.

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Five new interdisciplinary University Courses approved for 2018-19

Mar. 26, 2018—Launching a startup, protecting cultural heritage and examining the impact of LGBTQ policies are among the topics to be explored in the latest set of University Courses, which are designed to promote new and creative trans-institutional teaching and learning and advance Vanderbilt’s mission.

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Commons Reading announced for 2018-19

Mar. 26, 2018—The Commons Reading for the 2018-19 academic year will be "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" by Jonathan Haidt. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced the selection March 26.

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