Susan R. Wente
Jan. 20, 2021—On Feb. 15, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will transition to the portfolio of André Christie-Mizell, the new vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School. Moving forward, he will assume the title of director of the office.
Jan. 20, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a new advisory task force comprised of faculty from across the university to holistically review the Trans-Institutional Programs initiative. TIPs completed its sixth and final award cycle last academic year as part of the university’s $50 million strategic investment.
Jan. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt experts from academic, medical and operational areas of campus came together during a Jan. 13 virtual town hall to discuss and answer questions about the Spring Return to Campus Plan with undergraduate students and their families.
Jan. 11, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will share important details about the spring semester during a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 13, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. All undergraduate students and their families are invited to participate.
Jan. 6, 2021—The nomination window is now open for the seventh cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.
Dec. 16, 2020—Despite the incredible challenges the semester has brought, we must not forget to reflect on and celebrate our achievements and the progress we continue to make as we face these times together, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in the December edition of "The Open Dore."
André Christie-Mizell named vice provost for graduate education and dean of Vanderbilt’s Graduate School
Dec. 9, 2020—Esteemed sociologist and child and adolescent psychologist C. André Christie-Mizell has been named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, effective Jan. 1, 2021, pending Board of Trust approval.
Dec. 4, 2020—The Office of the Provost has approved four additional in-class reading days for the spring 2021 semester to encourage self-care and avoid burnout during these extraordinary times.
Nov. 18, 2020—The Herculean effort by many across campus to allow Vanderbilt's mission to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic is just one reason to be thankful as the Thanksgiving break from classes approaches, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in the November edition of "The Open Dore."
Nov. 18, 2020—The Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a daylong virtual conference on Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring internationally known scholars and leaders Marc Lamont Hill, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Bettina Love, among others, who will address a range of questions about racial justice as the issue applies in educational settings and more broadly.
Nov. 11, 2020—Twenty-nine prominent faculty from across campus comprise Vanderbilt University’s latest endowed chair honorees. They include scholars working in diverse areas—from election analysis and lung cancer research to the nascent field of neurolaw, exploring the brain mechanism underlying legal decision-making.
Nov. 2, 2020—Eunji Kim, a scholar of American public opinion, political communication and political psychology, and Caroline Randall Williams, an award-winning poet, author and activist, have been selected as Vanderbilt Global Voices Fellows for the spring 2021 semester.