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Susan R. Wente

Global Fellows Program to bring distinguished guests and scholars to campus

Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.

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New Military at Vanderbilt website launches on Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt has launched a new website designed to showcase the broad array of programs, support and resources available to military service members and veterans at the university.

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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21

Nov. 8, 2019—Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public.

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Open Mind: Supporting our veterans, advancing our mission

Nov. 4, 2019—By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest column ahead of Veterans Day next week.

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Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk

Nov. 4, 2019—Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told a full house of Vanderbilt community members gathered at Central Library on Nov. 1.

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Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Nov. 12

Nov. 2, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Look to past presidents for easing current political divide, say Goodwin and Meacham at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 1, 2019—A leadership trait shared by many of America’s most admired presidents has been their courage to expand, challenge and even walk away from their base of supporters when necessary to uphold the nation’s founding principles. That was among several “Lessons of Presidential Leadership” discussed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Thursday afternoon.  

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Central Neighborhood Advisory Committee announced

Oct. 31, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain have appointed an advisory committee comprised of faculty and students to provide input on the development of plans, concepts and scenarios for Vanderbilt's Central Neighborhood. In addition, Wente and Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning.

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Al Gore to hold ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore will return to Vanderbilt University Nov. 20 for a global conversation on the climate crisis and its solutions. The presentation—part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project, which he founded and chairs—will be in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class

Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.

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Vanderbilt and Posse Foundation mark 30 years of partnership with Reunion gathering

Oct. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.

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Fellowship program established by bestselling author James Patterson to bring distinguished visiting scholars to Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Philanthropic support from bestselling author and Vanderbilt University alumnus James Patterson, MA’70, has established new fellowships that will bring distinguished visiting scholars to the university. The Patterson Fellowships will allow visiting scholars to stay for up to a week at Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges, where they will discuss their work and interact regularly with students.

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