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Hafkenschiel to lead new university transportation office

Oct. 1, 2018—Erin Hafkenschiel has been appointed executive director of mobility in the Division of Administration effective Oct. 1.

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Nursing taps Rolanda Johnson as new assistant dean for diversity, inclusion

Sep. 24, 2018—Rolanda Johnson, assistant dean for academics and associate professor of nursing, has been named assistant dean for diversity and inclusion for the School of Nursing.

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Bojarski named executive director of Student Access Services

Sep. 17, 2018—Jamie Bojarski has been appointed director of Student Access Services and will lead the office in ensuring a wide range of support services are provided to students with disabilities.

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Best-selling author, higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.

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University leaders partnering on efforts to support women

Sep. 12, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion James. E. Page and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain are establishing an integrated and collaborative approach to study and address key issues facing the broad array of women staff at Vanderbilt University.

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Hatton, scholar and advocate for the visually impaired, dies

Sep. 9, 2018—Deborah Hatton, an emerita faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, has died.

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Provost launches planning process for campus initiative on status of women faculty and students; input sought

Aug. 31, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive community, the provost has launched a planning phase for an initiative on the status of women faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees.

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Women’s Center kicks off series of events in honor of 40th anniversary

Aug. 28, 2018—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is kicking off a series of events Thursday, Sept. 6, to mark its 40th anniversary this year, culminating in a birthday celebration on Nov. 1.

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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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Carrasco to lead Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Aug. 21, 2018—Dr. Nancy Carrasco, a leading figure in the study of iodide transport and its critical role in the thyroid and mammary glands, has been named chair of Vanderbilt's Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.

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New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt

Aug. 21, 2018—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, featuring documents, books, photos, newspaper articles and oral histories about women's experiences on campus in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

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Fassinger, chief admissions and recruiting officer at Owen School, dies

Aug. 15, 2018—Tami Tinsley Fassinger, a beloved member of the Owen Graduate School of Management community for more than 20 years, died Aug. 15 in Nashville. She was 55.

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