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Vanderbilt names Padma Raghavan as vice provost for research

Dec. 10, 2015—Following an extensive national search, Padma Raghavan, a distinguished researcher in high-performance computing and computational science and engineering and a proven academic research enterprise leader, has been named Vanderbilt University’s next vice provost for research.

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Join provost for Open Dore On Location Dec. 7 and 17

Dec. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to attend Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente. The next sessions are Dec. 7 and 17.

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Ten Vanderbilt faculty members elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 23, 2015—Ten members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Message from Provost Susan Wente to the Vanderbilt community

Nov. 16, 2015—Provost Susan Wente issued a statement Nov. 16 affirming the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and providing resources for Vanderbilt community members in the event they feel these values have been breached.

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VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

Nov. 12, 2015—From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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Chancellor launches University Courses trans-institutional initiative; proposals due Dec. 14

Nov. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

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

Oct. 27, 2015—"What is our global strategy? Vanderbilt’s international presence and influence are critical to our mission to 'shape the future of higher education and to foster the creation of knowledge that together improve the human condition,'" writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente in the October issue of "The Open Dore."

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Provost serves up family favorites to students at Rand

Oct. 22, 2015—For the second year, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente served up some of her family’s favorite dishes to students during the dinner service at Rand Hall on Oct. 20.

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Reminder: Faculty Senate town hall on Vanderbilt reorganization is Oct. 30

Oct. 20, 2015—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, will host a second town hall meeting on the VU-VUMC reorganization Friday, Oct. 30.

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Working group-designed model for pre-award grant contract support and director search launched

Oct. 19, 2015—A university working group has established the model for a new office that will provide pre-award support for university faculty grant and contract proposals to external funding agencies following the VU-VUMC reorganization. A search for the new office's director also has been launched.

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Faculty Senate survey, town halls aim to answer questions about transition

Sep. 11, 2015—The Faculty Senate is organizing an Oct. 30 town hall to answer faculty questions about the transition of the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center to separate entities.

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Surgery and engineering initiative becomes institute

Sep. 10, 2015—VISE is keeping its acronym but changing its name. The Vanderbilt Initiative in Surgery and Engineering will become the Vanderbilt Institute in Surgery and Engineering.

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