Apr. 7, 2014—Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Judge Jeff Bivins, JD’86, a member of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, to the Tennessee Supreme Court, replacing Justice William C. Koch Jr., who is retiring July 15.
Apr. 7, 2014—Former Vanderbilt roommates Paul Osetinsky, BS’08 and Hayden Williams, BA’08, are the tech entrepreneurs behind Treatings, a New York City-based startup that allows you to get professional advice from total strangers over a cup of coffee.
Mar. 28, 2014—Since 1987 Vanderbilt students have ventured across the country to conduct community service projects for Alternative Spring Break. Many alumni consider it a highlight of their student experience. Five years ago Washington, D.C., alumni began hosting ASB students for a potluck dinner while they were in town for their project. The gathering—simply intended to connect...
Mar. 17, 2014—Jim Mangiafico, PhD’96, is the winner of the “Markup of U.S. Legislation in Akoma Ntoso” challenge, conducted by the Library of Congress. The challenge, conducted at the request of the U.S. House of Representatives, will advance the exchange of legislative information worldwide.
Mar. 14, 2014—Roslyn Clark Artis, EdD’10, is the 13th president of Florida Memorial University. The appointment is historical for the university as Artist is the first woman president in its 135 years of operation.
Mar. 13, 2014—Bruce Heyman, BA’79, MBA’80, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the ambassador to Canada.
Mar. 12, 2014—Tiffany Patton, BA’03, is the executive director of Girls on the Run Nashville, an after-school program that runs for 12-weeks each spring and fall, teaching girls how to form positive relationships and live active lives.
Mar. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt’s schools of business, education, law and medical research were all selected in the top 25 in their categories of the best graduate schools as ranked by "U.S. News & World Report."
Mar. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Department of Sociology celebrated its 80th anniversary Feb. 17 and 18 with visits from a civil rights lawyer and historian, and two prominent sociologists.
Mar. 6, 2014—A new program dedicated to fostering meaningful relationships between Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering students and university alumni through academic, professional and personal life experiences is paying dividends for one such pairing. Launched last fall, the VUSE Alumni Mentor Program is a reimagined mentorship structure requiring a yearlong commitment and regular one-on-one communication. Cardiologist Andre Churchwell, senior associate...
Mar. 4, 2014—Joe Clement, BE’97, a senior engineer with Kansas City-based MRIGlobal, is helping develop a human-like robot designed to provide data on the effectiveness of protective military gear against exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Feb. 27, 2014—Westley Taylor, BA’11, is one of the 30 most creative people in advertising under the age of 30 according to Business Insider. Hailing the honorees as the “next generation of leaders,” the website developed the list on the basis of agency and peer nominations along with its own research into awards, campaigns and innovative potential....