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Susan R. Wente

New Academic Strategic Plan charts course for Vanderbilt’s future

Aug. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, which will guide university investments in faculty recruitment, capital planning, academic programs and philanthropic priorities over the next 10 years, was officially unveiled by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Aug. 21.

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VUCast Extra: Move In 2014 – It’s anything but common

Aug. 16, 2014—Vanderbilt's first-year students came from all over the country and the world to move into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Relive the magic of Move In 2014.

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Search committee for next Arts and Science dean announced

Aug. 11, 2014—Provost Susan Wente has appointed a committee, including a Board of Trust member, a dean, numerous faculty members, alumni and a current student, to conduct the search for the next dean of the College of Arts and Science.

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New provost moves in

Jul. 16, 2014— Susan Wente moved into her office in Kirkland Hall and officially assumed her duties as provost on July 1.

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Hamm’s lasting impact commended at Flexner Discovery Lecture

Jun. 19, 2014—In their introductions of Heidi Hamm, Ph.D., prior to her Flexner Discovery Lecture last week, Susan Wente, Ph.D., and P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., recounted how early encounters with her influenced their careers. For Wente, associate vice chancellor for Research, senior associate dean of Biomedical Science and soon-to-be University Provost, it was a lecture that Hamm...

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Marnett named to lead VUMC Research

May. 29, 2014—Lawrence J. “Larry” Marnett, Ph.D., the Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research and University Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, has been named Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s next associate vice chancellor for Research and senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences, effective Sept. 1.

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Zeppos, Lutz, Wente, Geer address USAC at April meeting

May. 2, 2014—Minutes from the University Staff Advisory Council’s April 8 meeting are now available online on the USAC website. (Meeting minutes are published approximately one week after the council convenes.) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was the guest speaker for April. In a far-reaching conversation, he discussed Vanderbilt’s many attributes and overall strengths, as well as the...

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Cutting-edge research to be showcased in May

May. 1, 2014—Potentially “game-changing” research at Vanderbilt University on infectious diseases, population health and health policy will be showcased during two interactive presentations May 15 and May 22. A segment of the Flexner Discovery Lecture Series, the new “Vanderbilt Cutting-edge Discovery” discussions are highlights of recent presentations to the Vanderbilt Biomedical Science Advisory Board, a group of...

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Prominent scientist, respected administrator Susan Wente named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

Apr. 28, 2014—After an extensive national search, Susan R. Wente has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Academic Strategic Planning: Why you should care

Feb. 19, 2014—Watch John Geer and Susan Wente, executive committee co-chairs, discuss the importance of the Academic Strategic Planning process.

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Faculty town hall meetings will gather feedback for strategic planning process

Feb. 17, 2014—The first of three faculty town hall meetings to update and engage Vanderbilt’s faculty on the four foundational areas driving the strategic planning process is scheduled for Feb. 27.

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Grad students help achieve key discovery

Oct. 24, 2013—A multidisciplinary study conducted by the combined efforts of Vanderbilt University graduate students has led to the first evidence that abnormal messenger RNA export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm can cause human disease.

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