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Thomas Jefferson Award

Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Apr. 10, 2019—Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.

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Heuser receives Vanderbilt’s Thomas Jefferson Award

Aug. 24, 2018—Peabody College's Brian Heuser received the Thomas Jefferson Award Aug. 23 “for distinguished service to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions as a member of the faculty in the councils and government of the university.”

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Gould awarded $10K prize for achievement in research

Aug. 24, 2018—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Kathleen Gould Aug. 23. She was one of 10 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Faculty invited to submit nominations for top awards

Mar. 12, 2018—Nominations are due April 15 for the university's top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university's appreciation for and commitment to excellence.

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Vanderbilt Divinity professor and committed community activist dies

Mar. 7, 2018—Eugene TeSelle, a retired Divinity School professor who was a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1.

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Chancellor presents top prizes, including new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research, at fall assembly

Aug. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented seven faculty research awards, including two new awards for efforts that advance understanding of diversity, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 25.

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Hudson, Emeson top faculty honorees at fall assembly

Aug. 27, 2015—The Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement and Thomas Jefferson Award for distinguished service were among those awarded Aug 27 at Fall Faculty Assembly in the Student Life Center.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is TODAY

Aug. 17, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver his bi-annual address and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Student Life Center.

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Oscar Touster, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, emeritus, dies

Mar. 16, 2015—Oscar Touster, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, emeritus, and the first chair of the Department of Molecular Biology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science and Graduate School, has died. He was 93.

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Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 21

Aug. 8, 2014—Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin will open the Fall Faculty Assembly, followed by remarks by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Thursday, Aug. 21.

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Faculty may nominate colleagues for Thomas Jefferson Award

Jun. 4, 2014—Faculty may submit nominations for the Thomas Jefferson Award, given to a Vanderbilt faculty member for distinguished service through extraordinary contributions in the councils and governance of the university, now through July 25.

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