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Susan R. Wente

Make your voice heard: Take the Staff Engagement Survey through Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2020—There's still time for Vanderbilt University staff to participate in the 2020 Staff Engagement Survey, a confidential way for university leaders to collect feedback in order to recognize what Vanderbilt is doing well and where improvements are needed. The survey remains open through Friday, Feb. 21.

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Standards of Conduct updated to reflect changes in law, emerging issues

Feb. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University has updated its Standards of Conduct to reflect recent changes in the law as well as new and emerging issues in higher education. The standards are designed to prevent and detect violations of the law, uphold accreditation standards and promote compliance with university policies.

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Faculty Senate to host community conversation Feb. 20 to follow up Bolton, Rice CLS event

Feb. 12, 2020—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with John Bolton and Susan Rice taking place the prior evening. The community conversation will be held in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.

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Open Mind: Many voices make our One Vanderbilt stronger

Feb. 10, 2020—Feedback in the form of surveys, town halls, listening sessions and frank conversations makes our university stronger and elevates the voices of all members of the Vanderbilt community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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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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