Dec. 17, 2012—Param Jaggi, a sophomore from Plano, Texas, has been named to Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30.” Zakiya Smith, a 2006 Vanderbilt graduate, and Eugene Chung, a 2005 graduate, also have been named to the annual list recognizing rising stars across the fields of energy, education, marketing and more. Forbes editors and reporters worked with panels...
Dec. 10, 2012—A photograph of a smiling young man standing beside a gas pump at a Spur Gas station in Henderson, Ky., sits in the offices of Gigi Lazenby, BA’67, MBA’73. The year was 1931 and the young man—her father, Paul Banks Jr.—would eventually work his way to President of that same company, Spur Distributing.
Dec. 6, 2012—In this day of physician shortages and broad-based economic hardship, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) alumni have come together to support the training of the next generation of physicians.
Nov. 12, 2012—After serving more than 28 years as dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing (VUSN), and as the second longest sitting dean of any U.S. nursing school, Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., CNM, the Nancy and Hilliard Travis Professor of Nursing and a national leader in nursing education, will retire from this role at the end...
Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.
Nov. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Curb Creative Campus Initiative have launched a highly customizable mobile video booth designed to collect and share real-time, authentic stories and voices.
Nov. 1, 2012—The spirit of mentorship and support shown to one potential medical student decades ago has come full circle in a bequest to establish a scholarship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Oct. 31, 2012—Vanderbilt Law School has welcomed six new members to its Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors plays a crucial role in carrying out the law school’s mission of providing an unparalleled legal education to its students and an intellectually vibrant community in which faculty can pursue teaching and scholarly excellence.
Oct. 31, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Amazing Vanderbilt research you have to see to believe! How this “wearable robot” helps paraplegics walk! How winning a football game could influence who wins the presidency.
Oct. 23, 2012—Skip ahead to 12:45 to watch Lynn University president and Peabody alum Kevin Ross' welcome remarks for the third presidential debate, held at Lynn University.
Oct. 22, 2012—Duke University announced that Blair alumna Angela Mace, now pursuing her Ph.D. in musicology at Duke under the advisement of R. Larry Todd, has proved the authorship of a mystery “lost sonata.” The piece has often been attributed to 19th-century composer Felix Mendelssohn, although scholars have suspected the piece was actually written by his sister, Fanny Hensel.
Oct. 22, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Homecoming activities unite students, alumni and the greater Nashville community under the umbrella of pride and excitement for Vanderbilt University. Annual events include spirit activities such as the float-building competition, block party and Commodore Cup competition. There are also opportunities to participate in service activities. One highlight of Homecoming is the announcement of the...