Apr. 1, 2015—A new free massive open online course, or MOOC, is being offered by Vanderbilt University that will teach computer programming to those with little or no previous experience this spring.
Mar. 27, 2015—Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is creating artificial human blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.
Mar. 26, 2015—Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.
Mar. 24, 2015—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings to learn more about progress and provide input on key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.
Mar. 19, 2015—More than 4,700 students from around the globe have received certificates from Vanderbilt’s free five-week Data Management for Clinical Research course, taught online by Paul Harris, Ph.D., Stephany Duda, Ph.D., and Firas Wehbe, M.D., Ph.D. The massive open online course, or MOOC, is offered through Coursera. A multicolored world map shows where this MOOC’s students...
Mar. 13, 2015—A professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies has created a cross-disciplinary course on secularism with the help of 29 faculty across eight schools.
Mar. 5, 2015—"Memento Mori: Looking at Death in Art and Illustration," opening March 12 at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, was curated using an interdisciplinary approach to provoke thought about the role of death and mourning in society from the 16th century to the present.
Mar. 2, 2015—A team of Vanderbilt engineers is using magnetic force to design new and improved instruments for minimally invasive surgery.
Feb. 22, 2015—Last April, Susan Wente, a cell biologist who most recently served as associate vice chancellor for research and senior associate dean for biomedical sciences at Vanderbilt, was named university provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. In addition to being responsible for the academic affairs for Vanderbilt University’s colleges and schools, she also oversees student affairs,...
Feb. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt education experts explain that screen time is not the enemy. The trick is picking the right apps.