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China conference gets virtual greeting from chancellor

Nov. 16, 2011—Vanderbilt scholars gathered with colleagues in the People’s Republic of China recently to discuss folklore and build relationships within the Southeast provinces. The conference, the First China-U.S. Forum on Intangible Cultural Heritage: Comparative Policies, took place on Nov. 6 and 7 at a conference center about 30 miles outside Guangzhou. The discussions centered on comparative...

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New group of endowed chairs celebrated

Nov. 10, 2011—The outstanding academic achievements of 11 faculty members who have been named to endowed chairs were praised during a celebration at the Student Life Center.

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New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

Sep. 28, 2011—Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center.

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Message to faculty from Provost McCarty

Jul. 30, 2011—Dear Faculty Colleagues, With the ongoing negotiations in Washington over issues that will affect the economy and undoubtedly our own institution, the university’s leadership has been fully engaged in planning for what is a most uncertain time. While the university’s financial and academic health is strong, there is little doubt that whatever the resolution that...

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From Yugoslavia to endowed chair: six pillars of academic success

May. 18, 2011—I arrived in the states 21 years ago as a student, from what was to become the war-torn country of Yugoslavia. Twenty-one years later I am holding a title of James G. Blakemore Chair and vice chair for basic science research at the Department of Psychiatry at one of the most prestigious universities in the...

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New endowed chairholders celebrated

May. 18, 2011—Thirteen faculty members named this year to endowed chairs in the School of Medicine and College of Arts and Science were honored for outstanding academic achievements. The May 17 ceremony at the Student Life Center was the third in a series of celebrations that will be held in 2011 to recognize new chair holders. “The...

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Fourteen honored at Celebration of Teaching event

May. 4, 2011—Faculty and graduate students who participated in Vanderbilt Center for Teaching programs this academic year were recognized.

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Bentley named assistant vice chancellor for Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Apr. 28, 2011—Alan Bentley, director of Commercialization for Cleveland Clinic Innovations with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, has been named assistant vice chancellor of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development.

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Vanderbilt considers proposal to assist in establishing a school of education in Abu Dhabi

Apr. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University officials are exploring a proposal from the government of Abu Dhabi to create a school of education that would train teachers, education leaders and researchers to strengthen the country’s K-12 education system.

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Winning name for Vanderbilt library café underscores its purpose

Apr. 21, 2011—After a Vanderbilt libraries survey of students, faculty staff and alumni generated more than 1,200 responses, the new café in Central Library has been named Food for Thought.

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Vigil for disaster victims in Japan

Mar. 18, 2011—Watch video of a vigil for disaster victims in Japan. Vanderbilt University students held a candlelight vigil March 18 at Benton Chapel for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Honorable Hiroshi Sato, consul general of Japan; Richard McCarty, Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and students spoke at the event. Members...

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Vanderbilt responds to earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Mar. 11, 2011—Vanderbilt is reaching out to those who may have been affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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