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New endowed chair holders recognized

Dec. 20, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements last week during a celebration at the Student Life Center. “An endowed chair is the highest academic honor that a university can bestow on its faculty,” said University Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Ph.D. “It’s really...

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Nine faculty honored at endowed chair celebration

Dec. 13, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for outstanding academic achievements Dec. 12 during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt University joins other top universities to offer selection of courses online for credit

Nov. 15, 2012—Vanderbilt University and nine of the nation’s other leading colleges and universities announced plans Nov. 15 to begin offering selected courses online for credit.

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Professors get pies in the face for charity

Nov. 12, 2012—As a part of Disabilities Awareness Week, students were given the opportunity to blow off a little midterm steam by putting a pie in the face of a favorite professor or administrator. The activity was a fundraiser for Chair Scholars, an organization that provides assistance to students with disabilities seeking to attend college, and was...

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College Halls to be named for distinguished figures from Vanderbilt’s history

Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.

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Information technology transformation initiative under way

Nov. 7, 2012—Creating a world-class information technology infrastructure at Vanderbilt University is the aim of a major initiative now under way across campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, Vice Chancellor for Administration Jerry Fife, Vice...

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Take a campus walk with senior leaders Nov. 6

Oct. 31, 2012—Join Vanderbilt senior leaders for walks starting at five campus locations and ending at Health Plus atop Kensington Garage, where healthy refreshments, music and activities designed to promote physical activity will be available. The Senior Leader Walk is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Leaders and starting locations: Vice Chancellor Jeff Balser...

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Council on Library Information Resources and Vanderbilt to examine national-scale digital projects in higher education

Oct. 11, 2012—The Council on Library and Information Resources and Vanderbilt University have established a committee to examine emerging national-scale digital projects and their potential to help transform higher education in terms of scholarly productivity, teaching, cost-efficiency and sustainability. The group, called the Committee on Coherence at Scale for Higher Education, comprises college and university presidents and...

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Ribbon cutting marks Rand Hall re-opening

Oct. 10, 2012—Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty and Vanderbilt Student Government President Maryclaire Manard were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 9 to mark the re-opening of Rand Hall following more than seven months of work at Rand and Sarratt Student Center that mark...

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Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall celebrate re-opening after major renovation

Oct. 8, 2012—Spaces in Vanderbilt's Rand Hall are set to re-open this week, following more than seven months of work at Rand and Sarratt Student Center that mark the joint facility’s first major renovation in more than a decade.

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Event celebrates Vanderbilt endowed chair holders

Aug. 30, 2012—Twelve Vanderbilt University faculty members were honored for extraordinary contributions to their respective fields during an Aug. 28 celebration of endowed chair holders at the Student Life Center.

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Faculty honored for service, excellence at Fall Assembly

Aug. 30, 2012—  Vanderbilt has succeeded in the face of tough economic challenges thanks to its commitment to excellence, diversity, acceptance and creativity, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a standing-room-only crowd at the Student Life Center during the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 23. Zeppos, who was among faculty members recognized for 25 years of service to the...

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