Sep. 29, 2020—Zelik and team demonstrate how a clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and providing needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline workers.
Vanderbilt will allow limited student attendance for first home game, announces enhanced virtual fan features
Sep. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt today announced it will allow limited student attendance at its first home football game on Saturday, Oct. 3, as well as a slate of game day virtual features for fans.
Sep. 28, 2020—The university has announced the Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program to help faculty continue to make progress in their teaching, research, scholarship and creative expression efforts during the constraints on activities required by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep. 28, 2020—Decades ago, famed sportswriter Grantland Rice, Vanderbilt University Class of 1901, described how to be a champion. Today, student-athletes like Vanderbilt Baseball pitcher Kumar Rocker, Class of 2022, embody the champion spirit.
Sep. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt University will remain in Phase 2+ of the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan as the city of Nashville transitions to phase 3 of its Roadmap to Reopening Nashville on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Sep. 28, 2020—When faculty head of Murray House Alyssa Hasty connects with first-year students this semester, she's often doing so from a white painted circle on a lawn at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.
Michael Eric Dyson, distinguished scholar of race and religion, to join Vanderbilt faculty next year
Sep. 28, 2020—Michael Eric Dyson, a globally renowned scholar of race, religion and contemporary culture, will join Vanderbilt as Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School on Jan. 1, 2021.
Sep. 28, 2020—Shatema Threadcraft, whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of race and gender, will join the departments of Gender and Sexuality and Political Science in the College of Arts and Science as associate professor in January 2021.
Sep. 28, 2020—In the 2020-21 academic year, Vanderbilt University is welcoming 26 new full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty members across nine schools and colleges. The new faculty come from more than 20 disciplines and include scholars at multiple points in their academic careers.
Sep. 28, 2020—Major Jackson, an accomplished poet and essayist, will join the Vanderbilt faculty as Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English in January 2021 after 18 years in the Department of English at the University of Vermont.
Sep. 28, 2020—The seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The virtual event will feature poster presentations of student research projects representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
Sep. 28, 2020—Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Nov 2. Elections are effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2021. One thing you can do now to prepare for Open Enrollment is get your VUnetID and password ready.
Sep. 28, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, an initiative to raise awareness on cybersecurity and provide education on strategies to keep your information protected. Throughout the month of October, look for articles in MyVU from VUIT with tips for staying safe online.
VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Kyle Hawkins–Bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and inside the human body
Sep. 27, 2020—The VINSE Spotlight Podcast interviews researchers associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering to highlight the depth and breadth of discoveries and innovations related to the institute.
Sep. 25, 2020—In a regional webinar on Friday, Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, urged researchers to be aware of the pervasive threat by some foreign governments to the United States. The talk was hosted by Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee System.