Campus News

Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team claimed its first-ever national title by defeating UCLA 4–2 in the NCAA Championship match May 19. The victory marked only the third time in school history that Vanderbilt has won an NCAA national championship.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, right, speaks with U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) at Vanderbilt’s congressional reception 
in Washington, D.C., 
in June. (AARON CLAMAGE)

Zeppos Discusses Funding, Regulation in D.C.

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress in Washington, D.C., June 8–9 to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education.

Dr. James Crowe, left, gives U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, BA’62, a tour of his research lab. (ANNE RAYNER)

Grant to Help Improve Flu Vaccines

Vanderbilt researchers have received a five-year, $9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to design more effective flu vaccines and novel antibody therapies.

Beasley Named Dean of Ingram Commons

Beasley Named Dean of Ingram Commons

Vanessa Beasley, BA’88, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt.

New Cross-Disciplinary Projects Win Funding

New Cross-Disciplinary Projects Win Funding

Seventeen cross-disciplinary projects involving 153 faculty from all 10 Vanderbilt colleges and schools have been selected for the initial set of awards from the new Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) initiative.

With materials and inspiration from Gokul Krishnan’s mobile Makerspace cart, 14-year-old Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital patient Daelyn James has invented an innovative device to help children with cystic fibrosis (CF) dry their nebulizers. Here James, who has CF herself, demonstrates the device to Krishnan. (SUVRO BANERJI/CBS NEWS)

White House Honors Peabody Graduate Student

The White House recognized Gokul Krishnan, a Ph.D. student in learning sciences at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, June 12 as part of a kickoff celebration for the National Week of Making.

Vanderbilt Admits Just 11.6 Percent of Applicants

Vanderbilt Admits Just 11.6 Percent of Applicants

Vanderbilt University’s admittance rate for incoming first-year students once again fell to a new low this year, continuing a trend toward higher application volumes and greater selectivity.

ROY SCOTT

Vanderbilt’s $8.9 Billion Impact on Tennessee

Vanderbilt University contributed $8.9 billion to the health of Tennessee’s economy during 2013–14, according to a biennial independent economic analysis titled “Vital Stats.”

GORDON STUDER

New Turner Family Center Established

The Cal Turner Family Foundation has committed nearly $1.2 million over five years to establish the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

MLB Pitcher David Price among Alumni Honored

MLB Pitcher David Price among Alumni Honored

Four outstanding alumni known for their service to the university, service to others, and for their professional accomplishments have been chosen by the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors to receive alumni awards in 2015.