Mar. 29, 2021—The Vanderbilt campus did not suffer any damage due to recent storms and flooding, and the university remains open. University officials are reaching out to students, faculty and staff to determine who has been impacted and to provide support.
Chancellor Diermeier shares that Vanderbilt will return to in-person residential learning in fall 2021
Mar. 26, 2021—Chancellor Diermeier shared with the Vanderbilt community that the university will offer fall semester classes in person. The semester will begin Aug. 25 and conclude Dec. 18, and we will be observing Fall Break Oct. 14–15.
Mar. 25, 2021—Vanderbilt University this week announced that fall semester classes will be offered in person. University leaders continue to monitor the pandemic to inform the full fall semester plan, and additional information will be shared in the coming weeks.
Mar. 24, 2021—Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, FSSH, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective July 1, pending Board of Trust approval. Jeffries, professor and dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C., succeeds Linda Norman, who plans to step down from her leadership role on June 30.
Mar. 24, 2021—Pamela R. Jeffries, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective July 1, pending Board of Trust approval.
Mar. 19, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will reflect on the past academic year and present many of the university’s highest honors at the Spring Faculty Assembly on Thursday, April 1. The event—to be held virtually—will begin at 4:10 p.m. CT.
Mar. 17, 2021—The past year has brought out the best in many of us, requiring the Vanderbilt community to navigate challenges while growing together in ways it never could have imagined before, writes Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the university community.
Mar. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt scientists on the front lines of COVID-19 research will share their insights on the pandemic and subsequent vaccine development during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. CT, hosted by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s Faculty Fellowship Challenge, launched in September 2018 to create fellowships and directorships to fuel research discoveries and expand teaching opportunities, successfully concluded in December 2020 with 36 positions created, supported by 31 unique endowments from alumni and other donors. The university backed the challenge with a matching investment.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt Divinity School has received a LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its renovation and addition project that was completed in 2020. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, offers a framework for healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.
Mar. 10, 2021—A new series of annual awards will launch this spring to recognize the many contributions of university staff to the Vanderbilt mission. Recipients of the new awards celebrating staff excellence will be announced at the university’s first-ever Spring Staff Assembly, scheduled for May 20.
Mar. 5, 2021—Vanderbilt hosts a gathering of the university’s most engaged volunteer leaders each spring for a special weekend of activities designed to foster collaboration in support of the university's mission and momentum. This year all events were held virtually during Volunteer Leadership Week, an extended slate of programming presented Feb. 22–26.