Aug. 28, 2009—Vanderbilt is among a small number of schools that have set up state-of-the-art labs for political science research. The Research on Individuals, Politics and Society Lab is housed on the ground floor of Calhoun Hall.
Aug. 27, 2009—A unique collaboration between Fisk and Vanderbilt universities that is poised to become the nation's top source of Ph.D.s in physics and astronomy awarded to underrepresented minorities has received a major boost from three federal grants totaling $3.7 million.
Aug. 27, 2009—Vanderbilt University has hired Matthew Redd as its director of commencement. In this role, Redd will oversee the university's three days of events each year that culminate in Commencement exercises held the second Friday in May.
Aug. 26, 2009—The class of 2013 makes Vanderbilt home! See and hear all the excitement of Move-In and Founders Walk. (5:20)
Aug. 25, 2009—A Vanderbilt University political scientist's study of President Obama's appointments during his first six months in office finds some agencies are receiving significantly more qualified presidential appointees than others.
Aug. 25, 2009—Vanderbilt University will be viewing eco-friendly, sustainable fashions in September at a fashion show and a couture display.
Aug. 25, 2009—Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee have joined with the 10 other Southeastern Conference institutions to launch the SEC Academic Network, a Web site designed to promote academic endeavors of SEC universities in partnership with ESPN and the member universities.
Aug. 24, 2009—Welcome class of 2013! Hear the message Chancellor Zeppos gave at Founders Walk. (7:15)
Aug. 21, 2009—Vanderbilt University Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer will spend fall 2009 at Harvard University as a Fellow of the prestigious Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt’s new students officially join university by taking Founders Walk Aug. 23
Aug. 21, 2009—More than 1,800 new Vanderbilt University students, including about 1,600 first-year students and more than 200 transfer students, will march into the school's main gate Sunday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m. during Founders Walk, a tradition that formally welcomes new students to the Vanderbilt community.
Aug. 20, 2009—The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced Aug. 20 the closure of the eastbound lanes of I-440 in Nashville from the I-40 junction on the west side of Nashville to I-65 from 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 21 until 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 24.
Aug. 20, 2009—Vanderbilt University's newest Commodores will arrive on campus en masse on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Aug. 20, 2009—Moving to kindergarten from pre-k is a big step for many kids, particularly given the learning loss many experience over the summer. Project Lift Off, a new program developed by Carin Neitzel at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development, aims to ensure that students retain the skills they learned in pre-k and are ready to transition to kindergarten.
Aug. 20, 2009—Performance pay programs designed by teachers, for teachers have been found to offer small incentives to a large number of teachers, new research indicates.
Aug. 20, 2009—Vanderbilt University had its best-ever overall ranking in the history of the U.S. News & World Report survey in rankings released Thursday by the magazine.