Jan. 22, 2021—On the heels of the launch of The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, several Vanderbilt University faculty have been tapped for their expertise relevant to the Biden administration’s transition, the presidential inaugural address and the predominant theme of unity in America.
Watch: Vanderbilt senior Sarah Fuller introduces Vice President Kamala Harris as part of inauguration celebration
Jan. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt senior student-athlete Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score points on a Division I football team in the Power 5, played a prominent role in a presidential inauguration event on Jan. 20.
Jan. 22, 2021—From the past fall semester, there are many lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic that we’ll carry forward as a community into the spring, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in the January edition of "The Open Dore."
Vanderbilt Child Health Poll: Tennessee parents concerned about education, kids’ mental health as COVID-19 presses on
Jan. 22, 2021—The latest Vanderbilt Child Health Poll finds that many Tennessee parents are worried about the mental health of their children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than 80 percent of parents had concerns about their children attending school remotely.
Vanderbilt researchers find value in comparison of multiple strategies for mathematics teaching and learning
Jan. 22, 2021—A team of researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Harvard University’s graduate school of education explored how using a basic learning process—comparison—could lead to stronger outcomes for K-12 students in mathematics, and analyzed different approaches for incorporating comparison into curriculum.
Jan. 22, 2021—Ashley Brown, who has strong experience in social justice education and student engagement, has been named the new director of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.
Jan. 20, 2021—As Vanderbilt prepares to welcome students back to campus for the spring semester, the university is sharing some updates and reminders with faculty about plans to bolster community safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan. 20, 2021—On Feb. 15, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) will transition to the portfolio of André Christie-Mizell, the new vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School. Moving forward, he will assume the title of director of the office.
Jan. 20, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a new advisory task force comprised of faculty from across the university to holistically review the Trans-Institutional Programs initiative. TIPs completed its sixth and final award cycle last academic year as part of the university’s $50 million strategic investment.
Jan. 20, 2021—Faculty and students found themselves teaching and learning in new contexts last fall, from online courses to hybrid classrooms. In October and November, the Center for Teaching in the Office of the Provost conducted a series of focus groups with students to better understand their experiences learning in these environments.
Jan. 20, 2021—Franklin Ellis Jr., who has devoted his career in higher education to helping students of diverse backgrounds and identities succeed at the university level, is the new director of the Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program.
Jan. 20, 2021—Two Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management alumni will discuss the company they created to provide banking services to refugee populations. The event, "Vanderbilt Changemakers: Leaf Global Fintech," will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.