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Coordinated by Chapter President John Tilsch, BA’04, and Eppa Rixey, BE’11, the “Welcome to San Francisco” happy hour in August brought together area alumni and recent graduates who have moved to the city. (NAJIB JOE HAKIM)

Lifelong Journey Begins for Recent Grads

When the Class of 2015 walked across the Commencement stage in May, their steps were just the first along a lifetime path with Vanderbilt.

Professor of History Thomas Schwartz teaches a course about diplomat Henry Kissinger for 
the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Education at Vanderbilt Continues after Graduation

Alumni flock to Alumni Association chapter-sponsored Commodore Classrooms events to learn about the connection of the blues to the Carolinas or how robotics are giving mobility to the physically disabled.

The Events of May: Vietnam War Protests at Vanderbilt

The Events of May: Vietnam War Protests at Vanderbilt

Reprinted from the May/June 1970 issue of the Vanderbilt Alumnus, this is the last in a yearlong series celebrating the 100th anniversary of Vanderbilt Magazine.

Lina Granados, right,
and teammate Daniela
Montoya in the players
tunnel during the World
Cup match against

The Call-Up: Colombia native Lina Granados realizes World Cup dream

Although Granados spent most of her childhood in the U.S., she is acutely aware of the discrimination female soccer players face in her home country. She hopes the recent success of the Colombia women’s team at the World Cup will change some minds.

Pharmacist Clarence H. Taylor in the dispensary of Vanderbilt Hospital Unit S, Nevers, France, 1918

Readers’ Letters, Summer 2015

GayNelle Doll, an editor of Vanderbilt publications for nearly 30 years—the last eight as editor of Vanderbilt Magazine—retired at the end of March. In response to her final Editor’s Letter in the Spring 2015 issue, many readers wrote to wish her well. Here’s a sampling.

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

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.

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.



The Commencement ceremony capped two days of activities for graduates and their guests, including the Senior Day speech by Walter Isaacson, author and former chairman and CEO of CNN. In all, the university awarded 1,644 undergraduate and 2,212 graduate and professional degrees this year.

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.

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