Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Jan. 20, 2021—Franklin Ellis Jr., who has devoted his career in higher education to helping students of diverse backgrounds and identities succeed at the university level, is the new director of the Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program.
Jan. 15, 2021—The Nashville Math Club—hosted by Vanderbilt mathematicians—will resume its virtual meetings Feb. 9. The free after-school club is open to middle- and high-school students interested in learning math concepts in fun and creative ways.
Former Vice President Al Gore kicks off Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, followed by case study on PEPFAR with 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Jan. 15, 2021—The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuted an exclusive conversation series featuring a tone-setting discussion on the redemptive power of reason and evidence in American politics with former vice president Al Gore and presidential historian Jon Meacham, followed by a dialogue between Meacham and Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, on the project’s first case study.
Jan. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt experts from academic, medical and operational areas of campus came together during a Jan. 13 virtual town hall to discuss and answer questions about the Spring Return to Campus Plan with undergraduate students and their families.
Jan. 15, 2021—Ruth Grace Zibart, professor of French, emerita, and the first woman to serve as associate dean of the College of Arts and Science, died in Nashville on Dec. 26. She was 101.
Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuts with conversation series featuring Gore, Rice, Meacham
Jan. 12, 2021—Former Vice President Al Gore and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice each will provide timely conversations with Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and biographer, on Thursday, Jan. 14, to support the debut of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
Jan. 12, 2021—After months of exploring how higher education could play a meaningful and active role in bridging longstanding partisan fissures, Vanderbilt University today launched the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, which aims to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions by advancing evidence-based research in the national discourse on unity.
Jan. 4, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s commitment to hosting threatened and displaced scholars is highlighted in a new publication by the Institute of International Education. A senior lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies is among the scholar profiled.
Vanderbilt medical student uses ‘design thinking’ to help overcome racial discrimination in health care
Dec. 18, 2020—A Vanderbilt medical student credits the strong focus on design thinking in the Medical Innovators Development Program with his leadership role in an international competition to promote racial equity in health care.
Dec. 18, 2020—Billy Teets has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, after serving as interim director since July 1, 2020.
Dec. 14, 2020—Stephanie A. Roth has been named associate vice chancellor for equal access, a position she has held on an interim basis since December 2019.
Dec. 11, 2020—A Vanderbilt emeritus trustee, a late-night movie host with an alter ego, the first woman photographer for the "Nashville Banner," a seasoned journalist at "Sports Illustrated," and a VTV pioneer-turned-rocket scientist comprise the 2020 Student Media Hall of Fame class.