Susan R. Wente
Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.
Mar. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University has taken another step in fostering a culture that encourages reporting incidents of sexual assault on campus. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response will become a limited confidential resource for students.
Mar. 21, 2016—The university's financial, administrative and research support systems will be supported centrally in the future using an Oracle-based solution dubbed "SkyVU."
Mar. 17, 2016—Five Vanderbilt University student startup pitch competitions have won funding from Launch Tennessee as part of its Statewide University Venture Challenge, designed to support entrepreneurship among college students.
Mar. 14, 2016—The Graduate Education Study Group, charged with laying the course for the future of graduate education at Vanderbilt, has completed its work and issued its full report. In addition, Vanderbilt’s Graduate School has relocated from Kirkland Hall to its new home in Alumni Hall.
Mar. 10, 2016—Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to attend Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente. The next session will be March 16.
Mar. 10, 2016—As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
Mar. 9, 2016—Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.
Feb. 24, 2016—The Office of the Provost is soliciting feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The campus community is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room, during which members of the QEP subcommittees will share and discuss their ideas.
Feb. 19, 2016—Thirteen Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Feb. 18 at the Student Life Center.
Feb. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt University will join peer institutions in the administration of a national survey on faculty job satisfaction in order to assess and, where necessary, make improvements to the faculty experience.
Feb. 1, 2016—Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.