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Oscar Touster (photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections and Photo Archives)

Obituary: Oscar Touster, Revolutionary Biochemist

Oscar Touster, professor of molecular biology and biochemistry, emeritus, and first chair of the Department of Molecular Biology in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science, died Feb. 27, 2015. He was 93. Reared in a multicultural New York City neighborhood, Touster earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees before his scientific careerRead More

Look, Ma—I’m In

Look, Ma—I’m In

Incoming Vanderbilt students still get the thrill of ripping open a thick packet telling them they’ve been admitted. Only now, in the era of all things digital, the vast majority of applicants first learn about the decision through their own personalized Vanderbilt Admissions website.

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.

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.

Miriam Halachmi

Obituary: Miriam B. Halachmi, Heart and Soul

Miriam Halachmi, a lecturer in modern Hebrew at Vanderbilt for 31 years, died Feb. 28, 2015, at her home in Nashville. She was 70. Halachmi attended school in Binyamina, Israel, where she grew up, and went to David Yellin Teachers’ College. She earned degrees in education, counseling and psychology beforeRead More