Author: Ryan Underwood
Parental Perspective: Parents Abby and Jon Winkelried offer valuable insights for Vanderbilt leaders
Apr. 22, 2021—Abby and Jon became involved in the Parents Leadership Committee, later serving as co-chairs for the 2011–2012 Vanderbilt Parents Campaign. Jon, now a Vanderbilt trustee who is co-CEO of TPG Capital and the former co-president of Goldman Sachs, joined the Board of Trust in 2012.
Pioneering Vanderbilt scholars Amy-Jill Levine and Hortense Spillers elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Apr. 22, 2021—The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today the election of two esteemed members of Vanderbilt’s faculty, Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English. They are among 252 new members selected for the academy in 2021.
Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell to headline first Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series event for 2020-21
Nov. 9, 2020—Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell—the 64th and 65th United States secretaries of state, respectively—will discuss the future of U.S. global relations as part of Vanderbilt University’s first Chancellor’s Lecture Series event of the 2020-21 season.
Oct. 20, 2020—Craig Lindsley, the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair and University Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, will become director of Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, effective Dec. 1, 2020.
Incarceration of family members negatively impacts mental health outcomes for African American women
Sep. 2, 2020—A new study sheds new light on the challenges facing African American women. More than half of all African American women in the United States report having at least one family member who is incarcerated, causing higher levels of depressive symptoms and psychological distress than previously understood.
Vanderbilt appoints Olatunji as interim dean of Graduate School, launches search committee for graduate education leadership role
Aug. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt has named Bunmi Olatunji, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, as interim dean of the Graduate School. Olatunji currently serves as associate dean of academic affairs for the Graduate School and takes over as Dean Mark T. Wallace returns to the faculty starting Sept. 1.
Aug. 4, 2020—Michael Ainslie has a knack for seeking out—and solving—difficult problems, as he writes in his new book A Nose for Trouble: Sotheby’s, Lehman Brothers, and My Life of Redefining Adversity.
Vanderbilt University partners with ACADIA Pharmaceuticals to develop novel treatments for central nervous system disorders
Jun. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing and collaboration agreement with San Diego-based ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. to develop treatments for disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.
May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.
Vanderbilt receives $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation to further treatments for brain disorders
May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to support pharmaceutical breakthroughs.
Feb. 17, 2020—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4.
Jan. 29, 2020—Nashville has emerged as a cultural hotspot—with plenty of Vanderbilt alumni taking part in the city’s transformation.