Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will share his priorities and aspirations for the new academic year and present some of the university’s highest honors at the Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 26.
The event will be held in person in the Student Life Center Ballroom, with a reception to follow outside of the Student Life Center. Main remarks will begin at 4:10 p.m., with a live musical prelude starting at 4 p.m. The event also will be live-streamed.
Diermeier will share his vision for 2021-22, as the university continues to navigate the challenges of this historic period while also advancing many of Vanderbilt’s boldest ambitions and initiatives to date.
Other program highlights will include remarks from Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and a presentation from James E. Crowe Jr., professor of pediatrics and pathology, microbiology and immunology and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.
Faculty Senate Chair Mark Magnuson, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, will join Diermeier in presenting the fall awards, which include the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research, the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Chancellor’s Award for Research and the Chancellor’s Award for Research on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Faculty marking 25 years of service to the university also will be recognized.
A musical prelude will begin at 4 p.m. featuring four Blair School of Music faculty members: Associate Professor of Flute Molly Barth, Assistant Professor of Clarinet Mariam Adam, Associate Professor of Oboe Jared Hauser and Associate Professor of Bassoon Peter Kolkay.
All university-employed (provost-reporting) faculty should receive an Outlook calendar invite for the virtual assembly. Additionally, anyone planning to attend in person should RSVP. In accordance with campus health and safety protocols, masks will be required for those attending in person.
The meeting will be recorded and shared later on YouTube and via the Faculty Senate portal.