Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.
Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.
Nov. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt will celebrate 2019 GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with workshops and sessions around a theme of mapping Tennessee from the Civil War to the present.
Nov. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with several events highlighting the unique roles and sacrifices of military medical workers, with a focus on those who served during the Vietnam War.
Look to past presidents for easing current political divide, say Goodwin and Meacham at Chancellor’s Lecture
Nov. 1, 2019—A leadership trait shared by many of America’s most admired presidents has been their courage to expand, challenge and even walk away from their base of supporters when necessary to uphold the nation’s founding principles. That was among several “Lessons of Presidential Leadership” discussed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Thursday afternoon.
Oct. 31, 2019—Peabody College alumna Tipper Gore will speak at the Peabody Library on Friday, Nov. 8, when she takes part in its centennial celebration.
Oct. 30, 2019—John W. Janusek, an Andean anthropologist whose interests ranged from the development of complex societies in South America to the history of beer and brewing, died Oct. 22.
Oct. 29, 2019—An exhibit focused on witchcraft, magic, fantastic beasts, tarot cards and more from Vanderbilt Special Collections is now on display at the Central Library.
Oct. 28, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore will return to Vanderbilt University Nov. 20 for a global conversation on the climate crisis and its solutions. The presentation—part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project, which he founded and chairs—will be in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.
Oct. 21, 2019—Scholar Juan Pablo Alperin will discuss the impact of the Open Access movement on the research landscape of Latin American scholarship during a luncheon lecture and discussion Oct. 29.
Oct. 21, 2019—An Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the new name—David Williams II—on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center paid tribute to the university's first African American vice chancellor and athletics director.