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International Strategy Working Group issues draft Executive Summary

May. 19, 2017—The International Strategy Working Group, charged by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente last September with developing a plan to strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts while raising the global profile of the university as a research institution, has produced a draft Executive Summary of its work.

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May issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

May. 18, 2017—Read the May issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.

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First cohort of Academic Pathways Fellows chosen

May. 17, 2017—The innovative program addresses the acute need for greater diversity in the professoriate by offering a specialized postdoctoral program for scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.

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Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives.

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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion announces 2017 seed grant recipients

May. 8, 2017—Twenty-nine projects have been selected to receive seed grants to support pilot research or developmental projects on equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Grand Stair dedicated in honor of alumni Ed and Sue Clark

May. 4, 2017—The striking spiral staircase inside Vanderbilt University’s Engineering and Science Building was dedicated April 28 in honor of alumni and longtime university supporters Sue, BA’77, and G. Edmond “Ed” Clark, BE’76.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School announces renovation and expansion

May. 4, 2017—A significant renovation and 13,641-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt Divinity School will begin May 5 with an official groundbreaking.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Fauchet reappointed dean of School of Engineering

Apr. 27, 2017—Philippe Fauchet has been reappointed as dean of the School of Engineering for a five-year term, beginning July 1.

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New AAU report includes Vanderbilt efforts to prevent sexual assault

Apr. 26, 2017—Vanderbilt’s efforts to educate incoming students about sexual assault prevention, and to help all students better understand how the university responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, are mentioned in a new report released April 26 by the Association of American Universities.

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April issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Apr. 25, 2017—Read the April 2017 issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.

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SkyVU leaders update community on project, provide training timeline

Apr. 6, 2017—More than 250 faculty and staff participated in the third town hall meeting April 4 to learn about the progress of SkyVU, the new cloud-based Oracle solution that will provide support for many of the university’s financial, administrative and research support systems effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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