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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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Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program at School of Engineering

Apr. 5, 2017—A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions continue opposition of travel ban, file new amicus brief

Apr. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt and 30 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court's preliminary injunction against portions of the latest executive order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.

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SkyVU Town Hall scheduled for April 4

Mar. 20, 2017—Come to the SkyVU Town Hall at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the Student Life Center’s ballroom. During this one-hour event, leaders will share the progress made since last October and preview summer plans.

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New working group to assess and prioritize opportunities for enhancing research IT resources on campus

Mar. 17, 2017—The Research IT Special Project Working Group will advance the efforts of the Provost’s Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship, or PIERS.

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