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University launches effort to support faculty public engagement

Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.

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Buchanan gift to endow Vanderbilt Library Fellowship Program @VandyLibraries

Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.

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

Dec. 13, 2017—Read the December 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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Message to students from Provost Wente and Dean Bandas re: DACA resources

Sep. 5, 2017—Dear Vanderbilt students, We know many of you are deeply concerned about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. As Chancellor Zeppos shared in his statement today, Vanderbilt opposes this action and is committed to supporting and embracing our students regardless of their immigration status, citizenship or nationality....

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Vanderbilt University community gathers for VU Eclipse 2017

Aug. 24, 2017—Vanderbilt University students, faculty, and staff joined together to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine moves to eighth in NIH research funding

Apr. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) now ranks No. 8 in the nation among U.S. medical schools in total grant support provided through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The new ranking raises VUSM’s standing two spots from the No. 10 position it held last year.

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A molecular clue to longevity

Mar. 31, 2017—In budding yeast, accumulation of a certain type of RNA in the nucleus increased life span, offering a new clue to longevity.

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Important message from Provost Wente regarding mumps on campus

Feb. 16, 2017—A small number of mumps cases have been confirmed on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions file amicus brief opposing travel ban

Feb. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University and 16 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington’s Feb. 3 stay of the Jan. 27 Executive Order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.

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New center supports digital exploration in the humanities

Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.

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

Dec. 15, 2016—Read the December 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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PIERS to further excellence in research and scholarship

Dec. 12, 2016—A set of initiatives, collectively now referred to as PIERS, The Provost’s Initiatives to Enhance Research and Scholarship, will build off of existing practices and identify new approaches aimed at elevating Vanderbilt University’s international research profile and continuing to enhance the university’s competitiveness for research funding, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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