Dec. 18, 2017—Erik Smetana has been named executive director for compensation and talent for Vanderbilt University Human Resources. Smetana, most recently associate vice president and deputy chief HR officer for the University of Missouri system, will join Vanderbilt Human Resources on Jan. 3.
Dec. 15, 2017—University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, each weekday. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 11.
Dec. 15, 2017—New clues to Alzheimer's disease, helping kids deal with stress, understanding why our universe is three-dimensional and—of course—electric eels all appear in this year's look back on the research stories that were visited the most frequently on Vanderbilt's website in 2017.
Dec. 14, 2017—Internet technology has imbued the toy industry like never before. Yet along with those advances comes a new set of security risks.
Dec. 14, 2017—Undergraduate students designed a Vandy Vans shelter to be installed at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. In addition, a new stop at the Highland Quadrangle boasts increased safety for riders.
Dec. 14, 2017—From Jan. 8 through mid-February, the SkyVU team will offer weekly support meetings designed for specific roles.
Dec. 13, 2017—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 15, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of King through their work.
Astronomy professor wins $1M grant, takes multifaceted approach to keeping minorities and persons with disabilities in STEM
Dec. 13, 2017—Keivan Stassun was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Million-Dollar Professor for promotion of minorities in the physical sciences.
Dec. 13, 2017—School of Nursing student Steven Welton will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of the family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never before delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery.
Dec. 13, 2017—"Why We Can't Wait," a weeklong film seminar intended for teenage boys of color, will be led by Professor Gilman Whiting at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Dec. 18-21.