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  • Vanderbilt University

    Shot in the Arm: Groundbreaking COVID-19 vaccine research by alumnus Dr. Barney Graham began at Vanderbilt decades ago

    The remarkable success of the COVID-19 vaccines began in a Vanderbilt lab decades ago, with the groundbreaking research of alumnus Dr. Barney Graham. Read More

    Mar. 17, 2021

  • Vanderbilt University

    Diermeier and Wente to host town hall for students, families

    All incoming and current Vanderbilt students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s Return to Campus Plan at a virtual town hall tomorrow. The live session will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. Read More

    Jun. 16, 2020

  • E Bronson Ingram aerial photo

    Our plan for the fall semester

    Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente detail the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    Jun. 16, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    On the Hunt: Elaine Shannon, BA’68, Investigative Journalist

    By Michael Blanding In early May of last year, soon after the United States reported its 1 millionth case of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. Barney Graham, PhD’91, picked up his ringing phone with equal parts hope and trepidation. As deputy director of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, Graham… Read More

    Aug. 20, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

    Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

    In this feature, Vanderbilt Magazine highlights just a few of the wide-ranging research endeavors being undertaken by the university’s current chair holders—from the creation of low-cost, potentially lifesaving materials that can warn of structural failures to discoveries explaining the mechanisms of addiction. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Welcomed Change: Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, is transforming Ithaca College—and higher education—in her new role as president

    Collado represents a distinct departure from earlier presidents at Ithaca. For one, she is the first person of color to head the college—in fact, she is the first Dominican–American in the history of higher education to lead any four-year institution. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

    By Michael Blanding In early May of last year, soon after the United States reported its 1 millionth case of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. Barney Graham, PhD’91, picked up his ringing phone with equal parts hope and trepidation. As deputy director of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, Graham… Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Open for Business: University launches unique undergraduate business minor

    After four years of planning, a committee led by Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, designed a business curriculum that builds upon the achievements of the Managerial Studies program by drawing on strengths from across Vanderbilt. Read More

    Nov. 21, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Law 2.0: Vanderbilt Law School Innovates to Stay Ahead

    Traditional players in the legal industry continue to face significant challenges in adapting to the new terrain after the Great Recession. But at the same time, the shifting landscape has created substantial opportunities for new kinds of players—especially those with a technology focus. Read More

    Feb. 29, 2016

  • Minds Wide Open

    Minds Wide Open

    By Michael Blanding In early May of last year, soon after the United States reported its 1 millionth case of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. Barney Graham, PhD’91, picked up his ringing phone with equal parts hope and trepidation. As deputy director of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, Graham… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Hothouse for Scientists

    Hothouse for Scientists

    By Michael Blanding In early May of last year, soon after the United States reported its 1 millionth case of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. Barney Graham, PhD’91, picked up his ringing phone with equal parts hope and trepidation. As deputy director of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, Graham… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Doctor in the House

    Doctor in the House

    By Michael Blanding In early May of last year, soon after the United States reported its 1 millionth case of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. Barney Graham, PhD’91, picked up his ringing phone with equal parts hope and trepidation. As deputy director of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, Graham… Read More

    Mar. 12, 2012

  • Seedtime & Harvest

    Seedtime & Harvest

    Board of Trust Chairman Martha Ingram’s letter to more than 100,000 Vanderbilt alumni and friends in January 2001 announced trustees’ approval of a new fundraising campaign to “turn our aspirations into realities.” Read More

    Sep. 6, 2011

  • Missteps to Mayhem

    Missteps to Mayhem

    In predicting when and how America’s financial collapse would occur, my focus was on the growing importance of the housing sector, the actions of our government, and the response of the private sector. Read More

    Sep. 1, 2011

  • The Promise of Personalized Medicine

    The Promise of Personalized Medicine

    The iconic Norman Rockwell painting of a family doctor checking the heart of a young patient’s doll may seem quaint, but it’s far from old-fashioned. Read More

    Aug. 30, 2011

  • Service Learning Comes of Age

    Service Learning Comes of Age

    On a chilly Friday night last November, the area underneath the wide expanse of the Jefferson Street Bridge in downtown Nashville became a scene of rare opportunity for the city’s homeless. Read More

    Apr. 18, 2011

  • Upstart Startups

    Upstart Startups

    By Michael Blanding In early May of last year, soon after the United States reported its 1 millionth case of COVID-19 nationwide, Dr. Barney Graham, PhD’91, picked up his ringing phone with equal parts hope and trepidation. As deputy director of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, Graham… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011

  • The Commodore’s Civil War

    The Commodore’s Civil War

    Cornelius Vanderbilt was a hard man. Unsentimental, he earned a national reputation for taking care of himself. When the Civil War began, no one imagined he would turn out to be a selfless patriot. Read More

    Apr. 11, 2011

  • Open House

    Open House

    Libraries can be intimidating places. The young James Baldwin thought so. Read More

    Dec. 2, 2010

  • Acts of Faith

    Acts of Faith

    Divinity grads aim to compensate for the chaos in contemporary society. Read More

    Dec. 2, 2010