John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations.
Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, which will guide university investments in faculty recruitment, capital planning, academic programs and philanthropic priorities during the next decade, was unveiled by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Aug. 21 at the Fall Faculty Assembly.
Vanderbilt signed 101 licensing agreements with industry partners during fiscal year 2014, nearly 20 more than the record total set last year. Many transactions were in medical diagnostics, health care information technology, pharmaceutics, oncology and biotechnology.
For more than 20 years, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine has maintained a relationship with Metro Nashville Public Schools to ensure excellent care is provided to local athletes. Vanderbilt is now the official sports medicine provider to all 15 Metro high schools.
A new group called the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)—which includes Vanderbilt engineers and researchers in the university’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS)—announced plans in March to create engineering standards for the “Internet of Things.”