Reporter Aug 29 2014

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos addressed faculty at the 2014 Fall Assembly Aug. 21 in the Student Life Center. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt begins academic year in position of strength, despite challenges

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the opening Faculty Assembly on Aug. 21 that Vanderbilt begins the academic year in an exceptionally strong position—academically, financially and culturally.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos officially unveiled Vanderbilt's Academic Strategic Plan at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 21. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

New Academic Strategic Plan charts course for Vanderbilt’s future

Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, which will guide university investments in faculty recruitment, capital planning, academic programs and philanthropic priorities over the next 10 years, was officially unveiled by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Aug. 21.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (left) and Faculty Senate Chair Paul Lim (right) present the 2014 Earl Sutherland Prize to Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly

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.

Nominate a colleague for the Commodore Award

Nominations are being sought through Sept. 10 for the 2014 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor.

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