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Susan R. Wente

Vanderbilt to develop plans for new on-campus university residence as part of FutureVU

Feb. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University is developing plans for a potential new university residence to serve as home to future chancellors and as a gathering space for the university community. The plans are part of Vanderbilt’s FutureVU land use framework and would represent a return to the historical tradition of Vanderbilt’s chancellors living on campus.

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Faculty, staff can share opinions in pair of job satisfaction surveys

Feb. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty are encouraged to share their views on job satisfaction through an online survey being administered by COACHE starting the week of Feb. 10.

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Stanley Cohen, Vanderbilt biochemist who won Nobel Prize, has died

Feb. 6, 2020—Stanley Cohen, a legendary Vanderbilt University biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of epidermal growth factor and its receptor, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 97.

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Chancellor’s Lecture to feature Bolton, Rice on U.S. global leadership

Feb. 5, 2020—John Bolton and Susan Rice—two prominent voices on foreign policy and national security— will discuss "Defining U.S. Global Leadership" at a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

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Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director

Feb. 4, 2020—In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Tuesday that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective immediately.

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America Ferrera to discuss ‘Life Between Cultures’ at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 3, 2020—*This event has been canceled. Ms. Ferrera had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances.* A candid conversation with America Ferrera—an award-winning actress, producer and activist—will be the focus of a signature Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.

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Staff recognized with Commodore Award, Diversity Leadership Award at 2019 Service Award Ceremony

Jan. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt University recognized employees who reached significant service milestones in calendar year 2019 and awarded two of its highest honors for staff during the 2019 Service Award Ceremony Jan. 28 at the Student Life Center.

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Make your voice heard: Staff and faculty surveys launching in February

Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in a pair of surveys launching in February. Staff members are invited to complete the 2020 Staff Engagement Survey Feb. 5–21. Faculty will participate in the national COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey beginning the week of Feb. 10. The goal of both surveys is to create a stronger workplace.

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Integrating humanities with STEMM focus of Vanderbilt town hall Feb. 4

Jan. 27, 2020—A Feb. 4 town hall focused on the importance of integrating the arts and humanities with science, engineering, mathematics and medical curriculums will feature a panel with four College Arts and Science professors.

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Open Mind: Growing side by side with Nashville

Jan. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt's growth is intertwined with Nashville's, and the successes and challenges of both are shaped and reflected by the other, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt commits to first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with TVA, NES

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.

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2020 MLK Commemorative Series explores the ability of storytelling to connect

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through programs, lectures, interactive teach-ins, community service projects and more as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.

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