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Susan R. Wente

Vanderbilt names 2020 Founder’s Medalists

May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.

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Downtown Nashville landmark to be lit in VU colors celebrating Class of 2020

May. 8, 2020—Nashville’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8, in celebration of—and in solidarity with—the graduating Class of 2020.

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Next steps for Vanderbilt campus as Nashville enters Phase 1 of reopening

May. 7, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente details how Vanderbilt is carefully approaching the first steps in bringing faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students back to campus for specific functions by following the university's Return to Campus plan, available at vu.edu/campus-return.

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Vanderbilt receives $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation to further treatments for brain disorders

May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to support pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

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Open Mind: Taking a moment to celebrate

May. 4, 2020—While still focusing on the difficulties of the most recent couple of months, it’s more important now than ever to reflect on the strides the Vanderbilt University community has made throughout the 2019-20 academic year, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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A Word with Wente: Celebrating our 2020 graduates

May. 1, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente kicks off the celebration of Vanderbilt’s 2020 graduates in a new video message. The university will honor the Class of 2020 through stories, video, social media and more over the next week, culminating with a special address from Wente to graduates at 9 a.m. CST on Friday, May 8.

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19.

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John M. Lutz appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Apr. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s senior technology leader, John M. Lutz, has been appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, effective immediately, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today. He also will continue to serve as vice chancellor for information technology.

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Open Mind: Learning from the unexpected

Apr. 27, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the many unexpected short-term and long-term shifts members of the Vanderbilt community have had to make during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Philanthropy class donates funds to support local nonprofits and relief efforts

Apr. 27, 2020—A unique Vanderbilt University class has ended the year on a high note by distributing $77,000 in donations to Nashville nonprofits and relief efforts related to the March 3 tornadoes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Susie Stalcup to retire as vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Apr. 24, 2020—Following more than 11 years of service to Vanderbilt University, Susie Stalcup has announced her plans to retire as vice chancellor of development and alumni relations. Throughout her tenure, Stalcup has worked to expand relationships with alumni and donors and to enhance opportunities for Vanderbilt’s more than 136,000 alumni across the globe to engage in meaningful ways with the university.

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Wente launches University Continuity Working Group

Apr. 22, 2020—The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead.

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