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Susan R. Wente

Vanderbilt reports record $11.9 billion economic impact in Tennessee 

Dec. 12, 2019—Through a record $11.9 billion in annual economic impact, Vanderbilt University’s deep and broad connections to Tennessee and its people continue to be key and growing drivers of the state’s economy and to the vitality and well-being of its citizens and communities.

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Wente, Kopstain provide capital projects update at campus meeting

Dec. 11, 2019—A recent town hall meeting gave Vanderbilt community members an update on progress being made on several of the university’s capital projects, as well as provided next steps in the planning processes surrounding academic buildings and spaces.

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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals

Dec. 9, 2019—Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.

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Open Mind: Reflecting on a year of change and continued strength

Dec. 9, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente looks back on an eventful 2019 and reflects on the many pivotal moments that will define the next chapter of Vanderbilt’s history in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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FutureVU Advisory Committee announced

Dec. 2, 2019—A new advisory committee comprising faculty, staff and students from across the university will provide feedback on current plans, concepts and options for FutureVU, the university’s comprehensive campus planning initiative.

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Wente celebrates early Thanksgiving with students staying on campus during the break

Nov. 26, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente joined nearly 150 undergraduate students on Nov. 25 for a Thanksgiving-style dinner in the Student Life Center Ballroom. The students were among those staying on campus during the weeklong break.

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Eight Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows for 2019

Nov. 26, 2019—Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

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Wente, Balser commend TN members of Congress for research support, urge finalization of funding for FY 2020

Nov. 25, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Jeff Balser, president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, sent a joint letter last week to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation applauding recent bipartisan efforts to invest in programs that support scientific research, public health and education, and urging Congress to finalize funding for fiscal year 2020.

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Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the "flagship" presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20.

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Adichie captures power of storytelling in feminism, empowerment during Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 22, 2019—The power of storytelling—as a way to dismantle, re-envision and understand our culture and ourselves—resonated throughout the Nov. 21 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The world-renowned Nigerian author spoke to a completely full audience at Langford Auditorium, receiving standing ovations at several points throughout her lecture.

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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 20, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham "2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come" at the Dec. 3 Chancellor's Lecture Series event.

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Open Mind: Giving thanks to our Vanderbilt community

Nov. 18, 2019—Ahead of Thanksgiving, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente expresses gratitude for the faculty, staff, students and all members of the Vanderbilt community who bring the university's mission to life each day, she writes in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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