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Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Robert Penn Warren Center March 16

Mar. 9, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Robert Penn Warren Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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Wente, Pinson visit state leaders during Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill

Mar. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Day on the Hill March 7 allowed campus leaders to meet with members of the Tennessee General Assembly to thank them for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships.

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University seeks appropriate bargaining unit for non-tenured track faculty

Mar. 6, 2017—Read the following information about a petition filed by the Service Employees International Union Local 205 seeking an election to represent a disparate group of non-tenure track Vanderbilt faculty.

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

Feb. 23, 2017—Read the February 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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Commons Reading announced for 2017-18

Feb. 23, 2017—"Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" will serve as the Commons Reading for a second year in 2017-18, with members of the incoming first-year class exploring additional themes of the book and participating in new and expanded programming.

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Mark Wallace shares the state and future of graduate education in series of presentations around campus

Feb. 16, 2017—Wallace will update the campus on the state of graduate education in the United States and how Vanderbilt is leading the way in re-envisioning the role and goals of a graduate school in the 21st century.

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Faculty survey working group seeks input on preliminary findings

Feb. 16, 2017—The Faculty Working Group appointed to analyze and assess the results of a faculty survey conducted last spring has prepared a preliminary report on the survey’s topline findings and will seek faculty input at two town hall meetings this spring.

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Second set of University Courses announced

Feb. 13, 2017—Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.

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Faculty invited to learn about TIPs, University Courses in March

Feb. 13, 2017—The Office of the Provost will host a pair of events in March aimed at raising awareness of and sharing information about two major initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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EDI office launches new webpage on unconscious bias

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt's Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched a new webpage and series of workshops to support a campuswide initiative to combat unconscious bias.

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Search launched for Ingram Scholarship Program faculty director; nominations and applications sought

Feb. 9, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced an institutional search for the faculty director of the Ingram Scholarship Program. Founded in 1993 by E. Bronson Ingram, the program supports students who demonstrate a willingness and ability to combine a successful career with a lifelong commitment to finding solutions to critical societal problems.

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Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Central Library Feb. 14

Feb. 6, 2017—The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Central Library's Community Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

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