Susan R. Wente
Dec. 15, 2015—"With the dedication and hard work of everyone in our community, we have focused on making progress in advancing our strategic initiatives in discovery and learning, charting the future of the university and Medical Center, expanding our support of diversity and inclusion, and prioritizing open dialogue," writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente in the latest issue of The Open Dore.
Dec. 14, 2015—Timothy P. McNamara, professor of psychology, will step down as vice provost for research and international affairs Dec. 31, concluding a one-year appointment to the role and more than a decade of service to the Office of the Provost. He plans to return to full-time research and teaching.
Dec. 10, 2015—Following an extensive national search, Padma Raghavan, a distinguished researcher in high-performance computing and computational science and engineering and a proven academic research enterprise leader, has been named Vanderbilt University’s next vice provost for research.
Dec. 2, 2015—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 sessions are Dec. 7 and 17.
Nov. 23, 2015—Ten members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nov. 16, 2015—Provost Susan Wente issued a statement Nov. 16 affirming the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and providing resources for Vanderbilt community members in the event they feel these values have been breached.
Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.
Nov. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
Oct. 27, 2015—"What is our global strategy? Vanderbilt’s international presence and influence are critical to our mission to 'shape the future of higher education and to foster the creation of knowledge that together improve the human condition,'" writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente in the October issue of "The Open Dore."
Oct. 22, 2015—For the second year, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente served up some of her family’s favorite dishes to students during the dinner service at Rand Hall on Oct. 20.
Oct. 20, 2015—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, will host a second town hall meeting on the VU-VUMC reorganization Friday, Oct. 30.
Oct. 19, 2015—A university working group has established the model for a new office that will provide pre-award support for university faculty grant and contract proposals to external funding agencies following the VU-VUMC reorganization. A search for the new office's director also has been launched.