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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council to host town hall Sept. 25

Sep. 13, 2019—A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25.

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Wente appoints new Faculty Athletics Committee

Sep. 12, 2019—A new Faculty Athletics Committee—one of the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics—will devote attention to issues at the intersection of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt.

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Benbow reappointed as dean of Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College

Aug. 21, 2019—Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Peabody College of education and human development for a five-year term, starting July 1, 2020.

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New department launched to improve employee service delivery and community support

Aug. 19, 2019—A new university department, Human Capital and Business Services, has been created to better serve employee support and development and the services that support all university divisions. The department, a merger of the functions previously supported by the former Human Resources and Business Services departments, will be led by Laura Nairon in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services.

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Williams, Wilkins among Academy for Women of Achievement honorees

Jul. 26, 2019—Two Vanderbilt leaders—Gail Williams and Consuelo Wilkins—will be inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement.

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Madhur receives Presidential Early Career Award

Jul. 18, 2019—Meena Madhur, MD, PhD, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Jul. 18, 2019—Megan Rasmussen, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.

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Nwankwo’s university service enriched by her teaching, research experiences

Jul. 10, 2019—As Ifeoma Nwankwo completes her term as associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, she reflects on her work to advance inclusive innovation across campus.

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Vanderbilt named a top employer for women for second year in a row

Jul. 2, 2019—"Forbes" has named Vanderbilt University one of the best employers for women in the United States for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based on an independent national survey of more than 60,000 employees who work in organizations that employ at least 1,000 workers.

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School of Nursing dedicates atrium to former dean Colleen Conway-Welch

Jun. 11, 2019—The School of Nursing has named the atrium in its new $23.6 million building after former dean Colleen Conway-Welch. Conway-Welch, an internationally recognized nurse leader, served as dean for 29 years and is credited with transforming nursing education at Vanderbilt and across the country.

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Provost announces leadership positions for Beasley, George

Jun. 5, 2019—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced new appointments for Vanessa Beasley and Tracey George as part of leadership promotions and reorganizations within the provost’s offices.

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Nursing faculty named Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows

May. 30, 2019—Assistant Professor Cathy Maxwell, Associate Professor Shelagh Mulvaney and Assistant Professor Bethany Rhoten have been named the School of Nursing’s first Valere Potter Distinguished Dean’s Faculty Fellows. The new fellows program supports tenure-track faculty in their research and scholarship.

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