Author: Jan Read
Feb. 25, 2021—Education Concern Center Nepal, or ECC, was cofounded in 2017 by Janie Kaiser, BS'15, who serves as its managing director. The center uses a four-part program—teacher training, classroom materials, improved infrastructure and teacher support—to expand educational resources in Nepal's remote schools.
Feb. 25, 2021—The first African American to earn a doctorate in human genetics from Vanderbilt, Janina Jeff, MS'12, PhD'12, launched an award-winning podcast called "In Those Genes" that translates cutting-edge genetic research into everyday language that uncovers the lost identities of African-descended Americans through the lens of Black culture.
Feb. 19, 2021—Lessons learned in the executive MBA program at Owen have helped Bob Rolfe, EMBA'88, in business and as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.
Feb. 18, 2021—Two Vanderbilt alumnae—Dr. Jill Moses, MD’91, and Annie Moon, MSN’03—are helping lead the fight against COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest Native American reservation.
Nov. 3, 2020—GreenLight Medical CEO Austin Dirks bills his company as a smarter way to evaluate new medical technology, using a cloud-based system that pulls together quality and value-based data to streamline collaborative purchasing decisions in hospital and health care systems.
Nov. 3, 2020—Class of 1999 alumni Chris Murdock and Tom Milic started a recruiting company with a new way of doing business that has grown into a firm with international reach.
Nov. 3, 2020—A profile of Monique Nelson-Nwachuku, winner of Vanderbilt’s 2020 Alumni Professional Achievement Award, who is chairman and CEO of UniWorld Group, the country’s longest-standing multicultural marketing agency.
Sep. 12, 2018—The Office of the Provost has launched the Faculty Gateway, a new web portal that coalesces a wide array of faculty resources and relevant information onto a single webpage.
Sep. 7, 2018—Nominations are now being accepted for the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a new program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty research through media training and enhanced strategic communications.
Provost launches planning process for campus initiative on status of women faculty and students; input sought
Aug. 31, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive community, the provost has launched a planning phase for an initiative on the status of women faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees.
Aug. 31, 2018—A new committee report recommends improvements to the University Press to better engage faculty and the Vanderbilt community and build on regional strengths, positioning the press for success.
Aug. 24, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos called on the Vanderbilt community to join and fight for the university’s values and announced a new $25 million fundraising challenge at the Fall Faculty Assembly.