Sep. 25, 2020—Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, BS’67, is being honored with a lifetime achievement award from the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Phillips, the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, is a 2020 recipient of NOBCChE’s Lifetime Service Award.
Review of Heard Libraries shows satisfaction with services, offers recommendations for continued improvement
Sep. 25, 2020—An external review of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries conducted last academic year and completed this summer finds that the libraries are well-regarded by faculty and students, and makes recommendations addressing five broad goals.
Sep. 24, 2020—Registration is underway to present at the inaugural Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11. The showcase is open to all undergraduate students across the university who wish to showcase creative works they have completed during their time at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 23, 2020—Linda D. Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021.
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt Employee Appreciation invites you to attend a series of Zoom webinars to learn recipes geared toward employees working remotely and preparing food at home. The recipes on Wednesday, Sept. 30, will be presented by Audrey Patterson, chef de cuisine at E. Bronson Ingram College, and Justin Netto, executive catering chef at Vanderbilt.
$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
Diermeier, Wente laud faculty for ‘staying strong,’ discuss major investments in faculty support, hiring
Sep. 23, 2020—Faculty have been critical to Vanderbilt's success in creating a robust model of on-campus and remote academic activity this semester, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who also announce major investments to support faculty professional needs and new faculty hiring.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Metropolitan Historical Commission is paying tribute to Betty Chiles Nixon, a civil and women’s rights activist who worked at Vanderbilt University for 17 years, with a historical marker placed outside her former home on 18th Avenue South.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program is seeking staff members to serve as mentors to the university’s Posse Scholars, a diverse group of talented students with extraordinary leadership potential.
Sep. 22, 2020—NSF Convergence grant dovetails with Microsoft PREMONITION program expansion Vanderbilt engineers are leading the academic component of a massive Microsoft project that combines robotics, genomics, big data collection—and mosquitos—to monitor the environment and detect potential pandemics and other threats before they cause widespread outbreaks. Microsoft announced today expansion of its PREMONITION program and a large-scale...
Sep. 22, 2020—VandyHacks VII: Retro Edition is planned for Oct. 2–4. The annual student-driven hackathon will be held online this year.
Sep. 22, 2020—George E. Cook, associate dean for research and graduate studies and professor of electrical engineering, emeritus, at Vanderbilt, died Monday, Sept. 14. He was 82.