Jan. 4, 2018—Creating a children's Bible storybook that reflects excellence in biblical scholarship and diversity in families were among goals for a new publication with many Divinity School 'voices.'
Jan. 4, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 17, featuring Jelani Cobb, the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine. Cobb's talk is titled “From Louis Armstrong to the NFL: Racial Protest in America.”
Jan. 4, 2018—Employee parking fees will become an after-tax deduction effective January 2018 due to new federal tax law.
Jan. 4, 2018—Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams has been named the 2017 Tennessean of the Year by the "Tennessee Tribune," Nashville’s African American newspaper.
Jan. 4, 2018—The university has named a committee charged with finding ways to assist Vanderbilt faculty who seek to further the impact of their achievements by communicating their research to broader audiences.
Jan. 3, 2018—Zeros and ones are the gold and silver of the information age. Data Science Visions, a TIPs initiative, is laying the groundwork to analyze and extract the data available in this emerging field. Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Andreas Berlind writes of the group’s early efforts, including two fall think tanks on two disparate topics—public schools in Tennessee and Inca settlements in Peru. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.
Jan. 3, 2018—Plant Operations is implementing distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus near the Chaffin Place and Lewis House residence halls, the 25th Avenue Garage and the Veterans Affairs Hospital.
Jan. 3, 2018—A program that creates in-depth learning experiences for undergraduate students with diverse library resources has been endowed with a $1 million gift by alumni Poppy and Richard Buchanan.