May. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University has selected 11 prominent faculty members who have distinguished themselves as pioneers and leaders in their fields to receive endowed chairs.
May. 12, 2021—Nine outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2021 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
May. 10, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will hold the university’s first Spring Staff Assembly on Thursday, May 20, to share a state of the university address with staff and launch a new series of annual staff awards. The event will be held virtually, and all university staff are invited to attend.
May. 7, 2021—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust elected seven new members with a wide range of leadership expertise and breadth of experience at its April 30 meeting.
Esteemed psychologist, university leader C. Cybele Raver named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
May. 5, 2021—C. Cybele Raver, a distinguished psychologist who serves as deputy provost at New York University, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today. Raver will begin her new role July 1, 2021.
May. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt University is honoring its Class of 2021 with a special weekend of Commencement celebrations May 14–16. All activities will observe campus health and safety protocols. Here’s what you need to know to guide you through the weekend.
May. 3, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier welcomed back the undergraduate Class of 2020 for a special in-person and virtual ceremony on May 1 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and graduate and professional students were honored with separate ceremonies held by their respective schools across campus on Sunday, May 2.
Caroline Kennedy urges Vanderbilt graduates to be ‘active citizens,’ embrace democratic values in Graduates Day address
Apr. 30, 2021—Caroline Kennedy drew on inspirational remarks that her father, President John F. Kennedy, delivered at Vanderbilt in 1963 when she spoke virtually to the 2020 graduates and their families on April 30. Her Graduates Day address was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr. 28, 2021—Construction will begin on Vanderbilt University’s housing development for graduate and professional students during the week of April 26. Adjacent to campus on Broadway, between Lyle and 20th avenues, the development is the culmination of student feedback and the university’s desire to provide graduate and professional students housing near campus at below-market rates.
Apr. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s newest residential college will be named Rothschild College in recognition of the transformational $20 million gift that Marieke and Jeff Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, made in 2016 to accelerate the development of the residential college system. The Rothschilds’ generous contribution has helped advance a key pillar of Vanderbilt’s academic strategic plan—enhancing the undergraduate residential experience.
Parental Perspective: Parents Abby and Jon Winkelried offer valuable insights for Vanderbilt leaders
Apr. 22, 2021—Abby and Jon became involved in the Parents Leadership Committee, later serving as co-chairs for the 2011–2012 Vanderbilt Parents Campaign. Jon, now a Vanderbilt trustee who is co-CEO of TPG Capital and the former co-president of Goldman Sachs, joined the Board of Trust in 2012.
Pioneering Vanderbilt scholars Amy-Jill Levine and Hortense Spillers elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Apr. 22, 2021—The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today the election of two esteemed members of Vanderbilt’s faculty, Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English. They are among 252 new members selected for the academy in 2021.