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‘Resilient Souls,’ photo exhibition celebrating women’s perseverance, opens Sept. 11

Aug. 30, 2017—“The Resilient Souls Project,” a photo exhibition of portraits and writing celebrating women’s perseverance through life’s challenges, will be on display in the Kissam Center from Sept. 11 through Oct. 6. The exhibition is part of the university’s ongoing initiative to support holistic and inclusive approaches to mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt.

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Lopez named Vanderbilt’s liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Aug. 30, 2017—Carlos F. Lopez, assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical informatics, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University's liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for Sept. 19

Aug. 28, 2017—The Office of the Provost will host an open house Tuesday, Sept. 19, to showcase Vanderbilt’s internal funding programs and professional development initiatives available to faculty.

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Divinity School MOOC course addresses ethical challenge of mass incarceration

Aug. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt’s latest massive open online course (MOOC), presented by the Divinity School, addresses a central ethical challenge in American society today: mass incarceration.

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Academic Strategic Plan continues to blaze path for university’s future course

Aug. 23, 2017—Entering its fourth year, Vanderbilt University’s Academic Strategic Plan still charts the course for the university’s efforts as it moves forward to address the complex problems facing society.

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Vanderbilt launches Library Collections Initiative

Aug. 21, 2017—The Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s special and permanent collections will be strategically expanded this year via a new one-year program called the Library Collections Initiative.

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Provost releases annual diversity, equity and inclusion report

Aug. 21, 2017—The Office of the Provost has released its second annual report focused on equity, diversity and inclusivity efforts at Vanderbilt University.

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‘The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits’ set for Sept. 5 and 6

Aug. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 5 and 6. This program will showcase examples of best teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university.

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New working group launches for big data and data science initiatives

Aug. 17, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has named 20 faculty members to a new working group that will analyze the directions for new big data and data science initiatives.

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View the eclipse safely; white Vanderbilt Health glasses recalled

Aug. 17, 2017—VUMC has recalled the white eclipse safety glasses distributed at the Williamson County Fair over supply chain concerns. Multicolored Vanderbilt University, Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Eye Institute glasses were obtained from a different vendor and are not included in the recall.

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Fall courses available on Brightspace

Aug. 16, 2017—Bright space, Vanderbilt’s new course management system, can be used to share course resources with students, communicate with students and engage them in discussion, administer quizzes and other assignments, and provide students with feedback on their learning.

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‘Open Dore’: Affirming our values and welcoming all to a new academic year

Aug. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt stands with its colleagues and friends at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville and reaffirms its deep and unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion, mutual respect and civility, writes Provost Susan R. Wente in the August issue of "The Open Dore."

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