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  • Galloway Transitions from Dean to Full-Time Faculty

    Galloway Transitions from Dean to Full-Time Faculty

    You see Vanderbilt engineers very often moving into leadership positions. I think that’s because of the broader education they get at Vanderbilt.” —Dean Ken Galloway, Vanderbilt School of Engineering Ken Galloway, dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering for 16 years, will transition to full-time faculty member July 1. Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Board of Trust Approves Alumni Hall Renovations

    Board of Trust Approves Alumni Hall Renovations

    A rendering of the renovated Alumni Hall’s west elevation One of the most architecturally significant and underused buildings on campus is about to get a whole lot busier. The Vanderbilt Board of Trust’s Executive Committee has voted to begin significant renovations to Alumni Hall in order to create flexible spaces… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Communication Initiative Touts Personalized Medicine

    Communication Initiative Touts Personalized Medicine

    When the human genome was sequenced in 2003, scientists around the world turned their collective attention to discovering what roles genetic variation plays in human health and illness. Their goal: to use that knowledge to tailor disease treatment and prevention strategies based on an individual’s own DNA blueprint, a concept… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Applications from All Regions Climb

    Applications from All Regions Climb

    The School of Nursing welcomed its largest class ever this academic year, including pre-specialty nursing students Audrey Pyle, left, and Brittany Powell, BA’11. A total of 486 students are pursuing master’s, doctor of nurse practice or Ph.D. degrees. Vanderbilt has received a record 28,306 undergraduate applications for the fall 2012… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Student Scholars Win National Recognition

    Student Scholars Win National Recognition

    Three College of Arts and Science students have been selected as top scholars by prestigious national institutions. Katie Ullmann has been named a 2011 Udall Scholar in recognition of her past commitment to environmental issues and her demonstrated commitment to a career in the environmental field. An American studies major… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Partnership Brings Vanderbilt Bookstore to West End

    Partnership Brings Vanderbilt Bookstore to West End

    The closing of Borders Bookstore on West End Avenue last May as part of the company’s bankruptcy reorganization ushered in a dark chapter for lovers of the printed word, leaving much of Nashville—which had also seen the closing of Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Green Hills a few months earlier—without a bookstore,… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Snacks among the Stacks

    Snacks among the Stacks

    Heaven forfend, now those kids are eating and drinking in the library. And the librarians aren’t lifting a finger to stop it. Food-friendly policies have taken effect throughout Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Library system since the recent addition of the Food for Thought Café in the Central Library. Food… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Top Picks

    Top Picks

    Yeatman Magazine Honors LifeFlight Director Jeanne Yeatman, director of Vanderbilt LifeFlight, has been named by HealthLeaders magazine among its top 20 people nationwide who are “changing health care for the better.” The annual HealthLeaders 20 list profiles people who are playing a crucial role in making the health care industry… Read More

    Mar. 22, 2012

  • Top Picks

    Top Picks

    Lazarus Alumnus Heads NBC Sports Group Mark Lazarus, BA’86, formerly president of NBC Sports Cable Group, was named the new chairman of NBC Sports Group in May. Lazarus replaces Dick Ebersol, one of the most powerful figures in television sports. Lazarus is a 19-year cable industry veteran. As former Turner… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Quote/Unquote – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

    Quote/Unquote – Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

    “We live in a world where resources are finite. Unless all of us accept [responsibility], we shall not prevent conflict over land, minerals, water and forests.” — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, speaking at Senior Day on May 12… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Four New Alzheimer’s Genes Uncovered

    Four New Alzheimer’s Genes Uncovered

    Jonathan Haines, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research Vanderbilt researchers, who helped organize a consortium including the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the Boston University School of Medicine, have identified four new genes linked to Alzheimer’s… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Powerful NMR Magnet a Boon to Research

    Powerful NMR Magnet a Boon to Research

    Onlookers cheered on the morning of Saturday, May 7, as a shattering champagne bottle christened the delivery of a $5 million, 7.5-ton magnet to Vanderbilt. The magnet is the main part of an ultra-high field, 900-megahertz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer that will help researchers solve the mysteries of cancer,… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Vanderbilt Earns ‘A’ on Environmental and Social Transparency

    Vanderbilt Earns ‘A’ on Environmental and Social Transparency

    Vanderbilt received an “A” rating and was among the top five universities recognized in a recently released analysis of environmental and social sustainability transparency. Using data collected during the spring of 2010 from university websites and other voluntary reporting initiatives, the Roberts Environmental Center (REC) at Claremont McKenna College analyzed… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Top Business Schools Launch Americas MBA Program

    Top Business Schools Launch Americas MBA Program

    Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management is partnering with three other leading graduate business schools in North and South America to offer a master of business administration program for international executives starting this August. Called the Americas MBA for Executives, the two-year degree program provides students with the opportunity to… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Year of Firsts for Med Graduates

    Year of Firsts for Med Graduates

    Drs. Charles Phillips and Lara Hershcovitch married in May. Members of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Class of 2011 ushered in a new curriculum and worked to help improve it—all while being noted for their collegiality and for the unprecedented number of them who wound up as couples. Of… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • College Halls Moves to Kissam

    College Halls Moves to Kissam

    Kissam College Halls Construction is set to begin on the next phase of the university’s residential college system, College Halls at Vanderbilt. The university will break ground in May 2012 on Kissam College Halls, two colleges that will each house about 330 upperclass students—a mixture of sophomores, juniors and… Read More

    Sep. 2, 2011

  • Inquiring Minds

    Inquiring Minds

    Babies Learn Best from Parents Troseth Research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia finds that infants learn little to nothing from popular educational videos and learn most from face-to-face interactions with their parents and other familiar figures. The research is in press at the journal Psychological Science. “After… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011

  • Quote/Unquote – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam

    Quote/Unquote – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam

    “To point the finger at teachers and say it’s all your fault is something you won’t see me doing. There are places where we want to engage and we will disagree, but it won’t be about saying that teachers are at fault.” —Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, speaking Jan. 26… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011

  • Astronomers Share Huge Digital Sky Image with the Public

    Astronomers Share Huge Digital Sky Image with the Public

    Vanderbilt participants in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey are, from left: David Weintraub, Leslie Hebb, Andreas Berlind, Trey Mack, Keivan Stassun and Kelly Holley-Bockelmann. Imagine a picture of the sky so big that it would take 500,000 high-definition TVs to view it at full resolution. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011

  • Cancer Care Gets Personal

    Cancer Care Gets Personal

    Dr. Jeffrey Sosman, Dr. William Pao and Dr. Cindy Vnencak-Jones gather in the Molecular Genetics Lab for the launch of the new Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Personalized Cancer Medicine Initiative.Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center has become the first cancer center in the Southeast and one of the first in the nation to offer… Read More

    Apr. 15, 2011