Winter 2020

  • Residential College

    Residential College Magic: Residential colleges provide undergraduates close-knit, diverse communities with faculty mentors

    Before the Class of 2012 moved onto The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in 2008, there never had been anything on campus like these intentionally designed communities where undergraduates with different backgrounds are paired together and live alongside faculty. Read More

    Feb. 21, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Recent Books, Winter 2020

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 19, 2020

  • photo of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier outside Kirkland Hall

    Vanderbilt’s Next Chancellor: Daniel Diermeier becomes the university’s ninth chancellor

    Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

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    Chancellor’s Letter: Town and Gown

    I often say that Vanderbilt is in its strongest position ever within our nearly 150 years as an institution. While this momentum is the result of many university initiatives—from working to find the most talented and globally diverse students in the university’s history to breaking new ground in the humanities and sciences through bold, trans-institutional research—our success is also intertwined with that of our city and region. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • photo of Al Gore and Jaden Smith speaking to a group of students

    Chancellor’s Lecture Series: 24 hours of climate reality

    Former Vice President Al Gore hosted a flagship presentation at Vanderbilt University on Nov. 20 as part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action.” Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    On Becoming a Writer: Robert Funke’s Showtime series is funny, angry and original

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Equal Time: Student-run concert series shines spotlight on underrepresented artists

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Long Run: 97-year-old Roy Englert Sr., BA’43, defies his age every time he takes to the track

    Englert holds world records in the 95-to-99 age group in the 800-meter, 1,500-meter, 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter races, along with the 4x100, 4x400 and 4x800 relays. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Birth of an Idea: Steven Townsend’s pathbreaking molecular research into human milk

    This year alone, Townsend has earned an $800,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research on the protective properties of human milk, a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to discover new antibiotics, a $110,000 award from the American Chemical Society, and a place on the Chemical & Engineering News 2019 “Talented 12” list of scientists. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Trust Issues: Q&A with Tiffany Erwin Moller, BS’89, on rehabilitating companies accused of misconduct

    Moller has served as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, handling cases of financial fraud and other white-collar crimes. She also was the first-ever chief of compliance and oversight for the New York City Police Department, where she helped reform its policies. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • photo of Kelly Goldsmith on stage at a TEDx Nashville event

    Why Less Is More: Former ‘Survivor’ contestant Kelly Goldsmith on how helping others can help yourself

    Goldsmith, now an associate professor of marketing at Vanderbilt, explains what behavioral research has taught us about how scarcity affects our thinking and our actions. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Cheap Eats: How alumni created an iconic Vanderbilt destination known by five letters—SATCO

    Just as KFC superseded its original moniker, the San Antonio Taco Company south of campus has, for 35 years, been elevated to an acronym for Texas-style fajitas and buckets of beer. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Reimagining a Lost Book

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Close-up photo of giant U.S. flag being unfurled on the football field

    Under the Stars: Flag ceremony honors active-duty service members, veterans and first responders

    During the Commodores’ annual Salute to Service honoring active-duty service members, veterans and first responders, representatives of the military community unfurl a massive U.S. flag in Vanderbilt Stadium before the football game against Kentucky on Nov. 16. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Barbara Bell, EdD’18: Veteran Vision

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • photo of Candice Storey Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

    Landmark Moment: Candice Lee named interim athletics director

    Former Vanderbilt standout student-athlete Candice Storey Lee, BS’00, MEd’02, EdD’12, has become the university’s first female athletics director and the first African American woman to head a Southeastern Conference athletics program. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • photo of a student in a suit throwing a football

    Career Booster: New student-athlete business fellowship launched

    The Accelerator® Business Fellowship for Student-Athletes is a two-week certificate program that gives participants the opportunity to take foundational and advanced courses from renowned faculty, learn directly from business executives, and collaborate on team projects that devise real-world business solutions. Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    On Fire

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Message from the Alumni Association President: Support Student Internships

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Fostering Inclusion and Diversity in Business through Philanthropy

    With roots at some of the world’s oldest universities, Vanderbilt’s residential colleges provide undergraduates the opportunity to live and learn in close-knit, diverse communities overseen by faculty mentors. Photography by Joe Howell, Anne Rayner, John Russell and Susan Urmy .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(2), .image-layout–one-inset-small .image-layout__figure:nth-child(3),… Read More

    Feb. 17, 2020