Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Apr. 16, 2021—Through a partnership with Vanderbilt University and other Nashville organizations, Fisk University will host a large-scale public artwork by prominent Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama starting April 21.
Apr. 16, 2021—H. Rodes Hart and Patricia Ingram Hart, whose generous gifts continue to advance the mission of Vanderbilt University, have endowed a second chair in urologic surgery. Dr. Melissa R. Kaufman will be the inaugural chair holder.
Apr. 14, 2021—Emily Greble, a historian of modern Europe whose research explores how the Balkans challenge presumptions about European history, is among 184 artists, writers, scholars and scientists awarded a 2021 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Apr. 9, 2021—Provost Susan R. Wente is among five members of the Vanderbilt community who were honored recently by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The center presents annual awards to recognize those at Vanderbilt who have demonstrated leadership, fostered mentorship, promoted gender equity and contributed significantly to the advancement of women at VU.
Apr. 8, 2021—Tony K. Stewart has been awarded the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies for his recent monograph, "Witness to Marvels: Sufism and Literary Imagination."
Apr. 8, 2021—Dr. James E. Crowe Jr., a physician-scientist on the front lines of global research to eliminate human susceptibility to COVID-19 and other illnesses, is Vanderbilt University’s winner of the 2021 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
Apr. 2, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier credits Vanderbilt’s uniquely collaborative spirit—coupled with a willingness to take bold action when needed—for the university’s strong position after the triple crises of 2020.
Apr. 2, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier presented prestigious awards to seven academic leaders at the Spring Faculty Assembly on April 1. He also announced the establishment of the Chancellor's Award for University Service.
Apr. 2, 2021—Cleo D. Rucker, who has worked over the past decade to build a strong workplace culture, support employee growth and meet organizational goals at Vanderbilt University, has been promoted to the new position of chief human resources officer.
Apr. 1, 2021—Manuel Zapata Olivella, an Afro-Colombian novelist who became known throughout Latin America as the dean of Black Hispanic writers, will be celebrated during an international conference April 8–10 hosted virtually by Vanderbilt.
Mar. 29, 2021—Faculty and instructors seeking to broaden their understanding of best practices to close racial and other systemic performance and persistence gaps in the classroom are invited to “Promoting Persistence in STEM,” a discussion hosted by the Center for Teaching, on Friday, April 2, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. CT.
Mar. 24, 2021—Pamela R. Jeffries, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective July 1, pending Board of Trust approval.