Sep. 23, 2020—Ashley T. Smith, the practitioner advisor to the School of Engineering’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is the recipient of the inaugural Richard H. Nettleton Outstanding Practitioner Advisor Award. Smith received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering at Vanderbilt in 2004.
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt Employee Appreciation invites you to attend a series of Zoom webinars to learn recipes geared toward employees working remotely and preparing food at home. The recipes on Wednesday, Sept. 30, will be presented by Audrey Patterson, chef de cuisine at E. Bronson Ingram College, and Justin Netto, executive catering chef at Vanderbilt.
$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
Diermeier, Wente laud faculty for ‘staying strong,’ discuss major investments in faculty support, hiring
Sep. 23, 2020—Faculty have been critical to Vanderbilt's success in creating a robust model of on-campus and remote academic activity this semester, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who also announce major investments to support faculty professional needs and new faculty hiring.
Sep. 23, 2020—Faculty have been working hard to adapt their courses and teaching to this fall's hybrid learning model. Learn about the adaptive approaches some faculty are taking in their classrooms.
Sep. 22, 2020—By Jane Sevier When the coronavirus sent many parents and children home, Peabody Professor Erin Barton and the 14 graduate student researchers who make up the Barton Research Lab decided to use social media to offer evidence-based resources they had created to families of children with disabilities or challenging behaviors. “We wanted to get information...
Sep. 22, 2020—Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Peabody College, shares a few tips on how to avoid knowledge neglect and spreading misinformation.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Metropolitan Historical Commission is paying tribute to Betty Chiles Nixon, a civil and women’s rights activist who worked at Vanderbilt University for 17 years, with a historical marker placed outside her former home on 18th Avenue South.
Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded $500,000 by Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org, to study how COVID-19 alters gene expression in some people in ways that may be linked to to their risk of severe illness and death.
Sep. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator 2020 Cohort Phase 1 grant to create a standardized platform that will streamline the development, testing and dissemination of technology that can improve human health. The nine-month project, “Scalable, Traceable AI for Imaging Translation: Innovation to Implementation for Accelerated Impact (STRAIT I3),” looks specifically...
Sep. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program is seeking staff members to serve as mentors to the university’s Posse Scholars, a diverse group of talented students with extraordinary leadership potential.
Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant dovetails with Microsoft PREMONITION program expansion Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program and a large-scale...
Sep. 22, 2020—VandyHacks VII: Retro Edition is planned for Oct. 2–4. The annual student-driven hackathon will be held online this year.
Sep. 22, 2020—Natural disasters—such as tornados, derechos, hurricanes, flooding, fires, earthquakes and even the COVID-19 pandemic—are reminders of the importance of developing a personal or family disaster plan.
Sep. 22, 2020—George E. Cook, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Vanderbilt, died Monday, Sept. 14. He was 82.