Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.
Apr. 15, 2016—The Center for Teaching announces information for Blackboard users that includes upcoming demos by course management vendors, changes to the course availability and deletion policy, and a system upgrade.
Apr. 13, 2016—Following a multi-committee systematic review of the university’s course evaluation practices, Vanderbilt University will implement a new course evaluation system for the four undergraduate schools. The course evaluation form will include new questions that will go into effect in fall 2016.
Apr. 7, 2016—The second of two forums discussing gender awareness and inclusion at Vanderbilt sponsored by the Faculty Senate and Vanderbilt Student Government will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Moore College, Room A117. All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend.
Apr. 6, 2016—A studio arts class taught by Mel Ziegler has created a series of installations called "Dis-connect" at the Central and Divinity libraries that explores how rapid advances in technology have impacted our perceptions of libraries in general.
Apr. 6, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched Java for Android, a massive open online course that will teach students from around the world how to apply core Java programming languages, features and software patterns in Android, the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.
Apr. 6, 2016—Watching live video of a workshop on a smartphone or tablet is just one of a growing number of ways Vanderbilt Libraries and other groups on campus are using the Periscope app to share information and engage the community.
Mar. 31, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites applications for graduate student fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year. Graduate fellows will pursue joint and individual projects relating to a wide variety of digital learning, including advancing scholarship in digital learning and creating and evaluating digital learning content.
Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.
Mar. 22, 2016—The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning announces a call for proposals to initiate experimental working groups in digital innovation. These small working groups should provide faculty the resources for open-ended experimentation with a novel digital tool, pedagogic approach or research avenue.
Mar. 22, 2016—“Read With Me, Talk With Me,” a project of the Early Development Lab at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development, has received a Phase 1 award from Bridging the Word Gap Challenge, a contest run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).