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Susan R. Wente

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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WATCH: A Word with Wente—the economic impact of COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses the strategies Vanderbilt is developing to control costs in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, and expresses deep gratitude for staff, faculty and researchers for their dedication, strength and steadfastness during this challenging time.

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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 17, 2020—Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, a renowned scholar on race, gender and culture and chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, has won a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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A Message from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente: The Economic Impact of COVID-19

Apr. 17, 2020—As we confront dual health and economic crises, we must remain steadfast in the constant pursuit of our mission and the ideals outlined in our Academic Strategic Plan. These core commitments are front of mind as we consider scenarios that will ensure the university’s success today and into the future, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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