Author: Jan Read
Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Apr. 20, 2016—For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.
Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.
Mar. 17, 2016—College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that sociology professor André Christie-Mizell will join her office at the beginning of the 2016-17 academic year as the senior associate dean for undergraduate education.
Mar. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management jumped five spots to No. 22 to score its highest ranking yet on a list of top graduate business schools in the nation compiled by "U.S. News & World Report."
Mar. 10, 2016—As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.
Hill to convene first meeting of Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council on diversity, equity and inclusion
Mar. 4, 2016—Eleven faculty members from across campus have been invited to serve on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council, which will provide input to George Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity offer.
Mar. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt’s new [IM]Perfection Project—a joint initiative of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Office of Wellness Programs & Alcohol Education designed to address mental health issues around the fear of failure—brought the perfect speaker to campus in February to help launch the effort: best-selling author and researcher Brené Brown.
Feb. 22, 2016—Five classes ranging from the history of black Nashville to the impact of mobile cloud computing will be the inaugural set of University Courses at Vanderbilt University—a new initiative arising from the recent Academic Strategic Plan.
Feb. 1, 2016—Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.
Jan. 20, 2016—Noted civil rights leader James Lawson, the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt's 2016 MLK Commemoration, told a capacity audience that the American people must choose if the country is to move into a true democracy with equality, freedom and justice for all.