Spring Faculty Assemblyby Jim Patterson Apr. 11, 2011, 5:26 PM
Watch video of the Spring Faculty Assembly at Vanderbilt University.
Vanderbilt has dramatically increased its number of endowed faculty chairs and performed well financially through hard economic times, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced during his Spring Faculty Assembly address.
“We have and continue to build an outstanding faculty,” Zeppos said April 7 in Langford Auditorium.
Zeppos also said the university’s unique “One University” outlook is fast leading to breakthroughs in the use of robotics, the humanities, social sciences, biomedical sciences and traditional medicine to “prevent disease, improve health care outcome and reduce the huge social costs of our inefficient health system.”
Zeppos spoke following the presentation of faculty awards and a presentation on charter schools by Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and professor of education policy and leadership at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.