Commencement2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Commencement Magic

    Rain didn’t dampen the spirit of Commencement 2011. Relive the graduation magic through the eyes of students, family and friends. Warning: Watching may cause a sudden smile and a possible tear. Commencement news: Watch Faculty Seminar: Bruce McCandliss: Educational Neuroscience: How Education Shapes Brain Development Watch Faculty… Read More

    May. 19, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bruce McCandliss: Educational Neuroscience: How Education Shapes Brain Development

    Watch video of Bruce McCandliss, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair of Psychology and Human Development, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. McCandliss carries out research that seeks to connect our understanding about changes in children’s brain structure and function to specific aspects of education. This work asks questions… Read More

    May. 17, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Kane Jennings: Solar Energy Conversion Inspired by Nature’s Engineering

    Watch video of G. Kane Jennings, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 1993, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Chemical… Read More

    May. 17, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    James Maiello: Gregorian Chant and Power Politics in Medieval Tuscany

    Watch video of James Maiello, senior lecturer in music at Blair, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. Maiello’s research interests include plainchant, medieval and Renaissance music, and the philosophy of music education. In addition to presenting research at both musicology and interdisciplinary conferences in the U.S. and Europe, his… Read More

    May. 17, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Edward Fischer: Cash on the Table: Anthropology Meets Economics

    Watch video of Edward Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. Professor Fischer has an impressive list of scholarly articles and has written or edited seven books, including Cultural Logics and Global Economies: Maya Identity in Thought and… Read More

    May. 17, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Commencement 2011

    Watch video of Vanderbilt University’s class of 2011 Commencement ceremony. About 2,843 graduates were expected to attend Commencement. Degrees were scheduled to be awarded to 1,734 undergraduate and 1,904 graduate students. The main ceremony, featuring the annual address to graduates from Chancellor Zeppos, was moved to Memorial Gym due to… Read More

    May. 16, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Senior Day Speaker Wangari Maathai

    Watch video of Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, receiving Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal May 12 during Senior Day. The Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal, which includes a cash prize, is one of the university’s highest honors and is… Read More

    May. 16, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast Extra: Be Agents of Change!

    Nobel Prize winner, Green Belt Movement founder, and this year’s recipient of the Nichols-Chancellor’s medal Wangari Maathai gave students an inspirational call to action at Senior Day. Hear from Maathai and the graduates. Read more >> [vucastblurb]  … Read More

    May. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Chancellor counsels graduates on managing change at Commencement

    “Thinking people do not turn away from trouble, from evidence of change,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “They understand their own uneasiness as a trigger for inquiry and they begin to work toward managing the changes that are surely coming by first finding facts.” Read More

    May. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University honors top students during Commencement

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Founder’s Medals to the top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools during Commencement on Friday, May 13. Read More

    May. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University honors 16 faculty members as emeriti

    Sixteen retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s May 13 Commencement ceremony when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Robert W. Blanning, professor of management, emeritus Blanning’s global experience combines the worlds of… Read More

    May. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Commencement moved to Memorial Gym

    Commencement 2010 (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Commencement is being moved to Memorial Gym located on campus at 25th Avenue South. Because of severe weather conditions the university has determined that it is unsafe to hold the ceremony on Alumni Lawn. The event remains on schedule. Shuttles will be… Read More

    May. 13, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Nobel prize-winner tells seniors to be agents of change

    A Vanderbilt University graduate is a “potential great change agent,” Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai told seniors the day before their Commencement ceremony. Read More

    May. 12, 2011

  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Commencement set for May 13 at Vanderbilt University

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Commencement set for May 13 at Vanderbilt University

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver the traditional Commencement address at Vanderbilt University in a ceremony beginning 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn. Read More

    May. 12, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    MRB IV evacuated after early morning freon leak; no injuries – UPDATE

    (This story updates an earlier myVU story with new information) MRB IV (Mary Donaldson/Vanderbilt) Police evacuated the MRB IV building early Thursday after a gas leak was detected on the eighth floor of a laboratory building and contained. . The leak, caused by a faulty freon compressor,… Read More

    May. 12, 2011

  • Cicada

    Cicadas 101: All buzz, no bite

    Vanderbilt commencement speakers may have some unusual competition this year: Nashville’s largest brood of cicadas are predicted to emerge in May and hang around for about five or six weeks. Read More

    May. 12, 2011

  • Wangari Maathai

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak during Vanderbilt’s Senior Day May 12

    Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Thursday, May 12, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Read More

    May. 10, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Celebrate, celebrate…amazing seniors

    Meet several impressive Vanderbilt graduates who took their bold ideas outside of the classroom. Plus, high tech changes are coming to the Commencement ceremony and hear from the real life “Mother Earth.” [vucastblurb]              … Read More

    May. 6, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Three Stories

    Graduates Shannon Hoffman, Nehal Mehta and Karen White come from different backgrounds and have different interests, but each will use their significant talents and valuable lessons learned at Vanderbilt to affect change in the world. Read More

    May. 5, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    2011 Commencement parking update

    University Central faculty and staff are asked to alter their usual parking practices on Commencement day, May 13. Read More

    May. 4, 2011