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New residential faculty to join E. Bronson Ingram College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs has appointed four new residential faculty to help expand the student learning experience beyond the classroom, beginning this fall.

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

Mar. 28, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses the "VU-ETOB" budget model, which exemplifies the shared governance approach that the university uses for decision-making.

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Five new interdisciplinary University Courses approved for 2018-19

Mar. 26, 2018—Launching a startup, protecting cultural heritage and examining the impact of LGBTQ policies are among the topics to be explored in the latest set of University Courses, which are designed to promote new and creative trans-institutional teaching and learning and advance Vanderbilt’s mission.

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Commons Reading announced for 2018-19

Mar. 26, 2018—The Commons Reading for the 2018-19 academic year will be "The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom" by Jonathan Haidt. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced the selection March 26.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—A report by the Chancellor's Strategic Planning Committee, made up of faculty, students, staff and alumni, recommends a multifaceted approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing at Vanderbilt.

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Provost’s Open Dore on Location at the Wond’ry March 22

Mar. 15, 2018—The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Wond'ry Innovation Center, Room 104. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Shared Governance Committee releases draft report; feedback invited

Mar. 14, 2018—The Shared Governance Committee has released a draft report of its work and invites feedback from all faculty ahead of a pair of town hall meetings scheduled for March 22 and 27.

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Lisa Monteggia to lead Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Mar. 12, 2018—Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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Nine new endowed chair recipients honored

Mar. 5, 2018—Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28.

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Faculty can learn more about internal funding, resources at March 22 event

Mar. 5, 2018—More than 15 programs, including internal funding initiatives and professional development opportunities, will be showcased March 22 at the Faculty Funding and Resource Fair.

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Sexual misconduct task force continues focus on prevention as standing provost committee

Mar. 1, 2018—Formed in 2009 and charged with reviewing and recommending campus strategies for preventing sexual misconduct, the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault’s continuing contributions are reflected in a name change for the group.

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Graduate and professional student housing project moves to next step

Feb. 22, 2018—The next phase of planning for a graduate and professional student village will engage an advisory firm tasked with identifying the best site, time frame and management model for the project.

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