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Kyla Terhune named to senior GME leadership role

Feb. 28, 2019—Kyla Terhune, associate professor of surgery and director of the Surgery Residency Training Program in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named vice president for educational affairs for VUMC and associate dean for graduate medical education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective July 1.

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Gianna Mosser selected to lead Vanderbilt University Press

Feb. 22, 2019—Gianna Mosser has been named director of Vanderbilt University Press, where she will work with key partners to develop a new strategic vision for the university's publishing arm.

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Executive Education: Women in Leadership program

Feb. 15, 2019—Learn from fellow female professionals and bring your career to the next level with our two-day Women in Leadership program.

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Long before #MeToo, female artists were calling out sexual violence

Feb. 11, 2019—Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.

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Celebrated A&S professor to lead the Robert Penn Warren Center

Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.

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Shellaway appointed vice chancellor and general counsel at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 8, 2019—Ruby Z. Shellaway, an experienced attorney who has held key roles in higher education, federal government and in the private sector, has been named vice chancellor, general counsel and university secretary at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Nashville’s ‘Hidden Figure’ and pioneer for African American and women engineers dies

Feb. 1, 2019—Yvonne Young Clark was the first woman to earn a master’s degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt and the first woman to serve as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University.

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Beasley to give Divinity School’s Bogitsh Lecture Feb. 21

Jan. 31, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, will give a talk titled "Enough: Imagining a Political Culture of Worthiness in the United States" beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124.

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Faculty selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for fall 2019

Jan. 30, 2019—Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.

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Scholar who pioneered Vanderbilt’s curriculum in classical antiquity dies

Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.

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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh

Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.

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Robert Penn Warren Center’s executive director shares legacy of Stella Scott Vaughn with USAC

Jan. 21, 2019—During its January meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Robert Penn Warren Center Executive Director Mona Frederick and learned about the fascinating ties between the center’s office space and Stella Scott Vaughn, an important figure in Vanderbilt University history.

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