Campus News

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    Smaller Footprint

    Greenhouse gas emissions from campus have decreased by 19 percent from an all-time high reached in 2008—and by 14 percent between 2005 and 2012. Read More

    Dec 2, 2013

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    Big Ideas

    During the past three years, Vanderbilt more than quadrupled its earnings from technology commercialization efforts to more than $24.5 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Read More

    Dec 2, 2013

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    Opportunity Rocks

    Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 17 in U.S. News & World Report’s latest list of top national universities, while also receiving recognition for its value, learning communities and undergraduate research. Read More

    Dec 2, 2013

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    Smart Students

    First-year students by the numbers Read More

    Dec 2, 2013

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    Busy Intersection

    A new interdisciplinary program examines the presence of Latinos and Hispanics as an integral part of U.S. culture and history. Read More

    Dec 2, 2013

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    High Noon

    Credit: John Russell Eagle-eyed observers and Luddites accustomed to marking time by a campus landmark were the first to notice something amiss in early June. The clock atop Kirkland Hall’s tower had stopped keeping time. Until then, the clock’s motor, installed in 1966, had run continuously for… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Top Brass

    Three of Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional schools have new deans. M. Eric Johnson rejoins Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, while Linda Norman takes the top job at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Rev. Emilie Townes leads… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Lights Out for Coal

    The old coal smokestack will be dismantled as Vanderbilt moves to a natural-gas power plant. (Credit: Joe Howell) Vanderbilt will replace its coal-fired cogeneration facility, converting to natural gas to meet power needs of the university and medical center. The university’s Board of Trust approved… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Street Smarts

    Pastor Rob Taylor, center, poses with Mark Schoenfield, chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of English, right, and his son, Michael. The Schoenfields performed CPR on Taylor after he collapsed near his home. (Credit: Steve Green) Mark Schoenfield, chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of English, and his family… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    First in IT

    Credit: DOUG ROSS John Lutz began work at Vanderbilt April 15 and hasn’t come up for air since. Lutz, an information technology and financial management expert who most recently served as president of IBM Canada, is Vanderbilt’s first vice chancellor for information technology. Lutz’s areas of responsibility… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Bright Eyed

    Capt. Joseph “Dick” Robertson, a barge pilot on the Mississippi River, has worked for Ingram Barge Co. for 41 years. The Vanderbilt Sleep Center is partnering with Ingram Barge to provide sleep apnea screening, treatment and coaching for its employees. (Credit: KEVIN LORENZI) While at the helm… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Matters of Opinion

    Tennesseans strongly support charter schools, but their feelings about school vouchers are more divided, according to a poll from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt. “A solid 66 percent of those polled support charter schools,” says John Geer,… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    We Heart Guatemala

    Guatemala has become a hub for service-learning opportunities that benefit both Vanderbilt students and the local population. (Credit: Armen Henderson) Vanderbilt’s expanded commitment to research and sustainable development in Guatemala took a giant step forward this past spring with the opening of a Guatemala City field station… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Paper Trail

    During Sasser’s stint as ambassador to China, he was trapped in the embassy for four days after Beijing erupted in violence following an inadvertent American-led NATO bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. (Credit: Greg Baker - AP/Wide World Photos) James R. Sasser, former U.S. senator and… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

  • Institute Explores MOOCs and More

    Institute Explores MOOCs and More

    Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other digital learning platforms are the focus of a new institute being launched this fall. The Institute for Digital Learning will be led by Douglas Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at the School of Engineering. It will be… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    Those Lips, Those Eyes

    Credit: SUSAN URMY Vanderbilt Libraries and two student groups that help adoptable dogs teamed up between final exams last spring. “Smooch a Pooch” offered students the opportunity to greet, hug and leash-walk dogs in need of loving homes. The event took place outside the Central… Read More

    Aug 9, 2013

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    $8.6 Billion

    Credit: JOHN HERSEY Tennessee reaps enormous benefits from Vanderbilt’s presence in the state, according to a report that measures economic activity for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Analysis prepared by Austin, Texas-based TXP Inc. reports that Vanderbilt, the second-largest private employer based in the state,… Read More

    May 7, 2013

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    Courage to Dissent

    Expelled from Vanderbilt in 1960, James Lawson returned as a distinguished visiting professor nearly 50 years later. (Credit: Neil Brake) The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr. has donated a significant portion of his papers to Vanderbilt Libraries’ Special Collections. Lawson joins several other important civil rights figures… Read More

    May 7, 2013

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    Milestone for Opportunity Vanderbilt

    Opportunity Vanderbilt is the epitome of a community effort. As of April 2013, the initiative has received nearly $150 million to support undergraduate scholarship endowment, thanks to the generosity of alumni, parents and other supporters. Undertaken in 2008, Opportunity Vanderbilt is the biggest investment in financial aid in Vanderbilt history. Read More

    May 7, 2013

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    High Fidelity

    Audiologist René H. Gifford, left, adjusts the external sound processor worn by patient and study subject Ally Sisler-Dinwiddie, AuD’07. Having her cochlear implant remapped has made a huge difference in her quality of life, says Sisler-Dinwiddie. (Credit: John Russell) Imagine hearing the words and tone of your… Read More

    May 7, 2013