Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens
Sep. 6, 2019—A newly released five-year progress report on the Academic Strategic Plan highlights many new initiatives, including several that enhance the student experience and elevate teaching and discovery.
Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.
Aug. 30, 2019—A robust arts and humanities web portal, one of several initiatives designed by the Office of the Provost to champion the arts and humanities on campus and elevate their importance, is now live.
Aug. 29, 2019—Actor, activist and former pro athlete Terry Crews will lead off the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 9. The theme of the fall series is "Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring."
Aug. 27, 2019—Alumna Ann Hutcheson Price, an associate dean in the School of Medicine, will serve as Vanderbilt’s faculty athletics representative, following her appointment by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
Aug. 23, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.
Aug. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.
Aug. 21, 2019—Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Peabody College of education and human development for a five-year term, starting July 1, 2020.
Aug. 20, 2019—The Office of the Dean of Students has reorganized its structure into three main clusters to help create new synergies, strengthen collaboration and advance student success and well-being.
Aug. 14, 2019—Zeppos, Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor, will step down on Aug. 15 after serving the university for more than 11 years in the role. The Board of Trust, Faculty Senate, University Staff Advisory Council, Vanderbilt Student Government, Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors and Tennessee General Assembly all have passed resolutions commending him for his extraordinary leadership.
Aug. 14, 2019—Four Vanderbilt identity-based centers and offices are now under the umbrella of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. The move is designed to elevate their mission and expand their impact.
Aug. 14, 2019—The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative seeks to position the university as a global leader in evolutionary studies by engaging a large group of scholars who share this research interest.