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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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Sheree C. Wright among ‘Best of the Bar’ honorees

May. 29, 2019—Sheree C. Wright has been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar” in the category of corporate counsel.

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Women’s Center and American Studies Program partner to amplify thought leadership among women and underrepresented groups

May. 24, 2019—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the American Studies Program recently partnered to host the OpEd Project, a social venture and leadership organization with a focus on increasing the number of women and underrepresented experts contributing to key commentary forums in their respective fields.

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West named associate vice chancellor for federal relations

May. 16, 2019—Christina West has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for federal relations in Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations.

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Nairon graduates as TICUA fellow

May. 15, 2019—Laura Nairon, associate vice chancellor for business services in the Division of Administration, graduated as a 2019 fellow of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association’s Pressnell Executive Leadership Institute.

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Provost’s Women’s Initiative announces subcommittee members

May. 2, 2019—Faculty, students and postdocs serving on four subcommittees of the Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women have been announced.

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Nursing professor named American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador

May. 2, 2019—Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor and director of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s Ph.D. in nursing science program, has been named a 2019 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. In this role, Ridner will advocate for her fellow women researchers and raise funds to support their work.

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Thrower named Carnegie Fellow to support research on separation of powers

Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt political scientist Sharece Thrower was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and awarded $200,000 to support her research.

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