Jan. 12, 2021—Samar Ali, JD’06, BS’03, has joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University as a research professor in political science and law. Her appointment was announced by John Geer, the Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Chris Guthrie, dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law.
Jan. 8, 2021—Vanderbilt alumnus Graham Gaylor and Assistant Professor of Pharmacology Cody Siciliano have been named to the 2021 Forbes “30 Under 30.”
Dec. 17, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities pay tribute to retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, BA’62, for his influential roots as a Vanderbilt undergraduate, his many years of dedicated public service, and his legacy of support for higher education, research and innovation.
Dec. 11, 2020—A Vanderbilt emeritus trustee, a late-night movie host with an alter ego, the first woman photographer for the "Nashville Banner," a seasoned journalist at "Sports Illustrated," and a VTV pioneer-turned-rocket scientist comprise the 2020 Student Media Hall of Fame class.
Dec. 9, 2020—The A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation has established a $1 million endowment at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to support its faculty. This investment honors Courtney Clark Pastrick’s service on Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust from 2010 to 2020.
Dec. 9, 2020—Sally Baker Hopkins, BE’78, and David L. Hopkins, Caroline and Jack P. Williams Jr., BE’86, and Laura J. and William W. Hoy Jr., BA’64, have provided support for faculty fellowships that will receive a match from the Chancellor’s Faculty Challenge, established in 2018 to help recruit and retain the teachers and scholars who will become the next “legendary” members of the Vanderbilt University faculty.
Network with Vanderbilt alumni in tech at ‘Vandy in the Valley: What are the different jobs within tech?’
Nov. 30, 2020—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association will host a virtual event about tech jobs for current Vanderbilt students on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. CT.
Nov. 30, 2020—Tomorrow is GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement and opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others. By coming together and supporting Vanderbilt, we can help solve humanity’s greatest challenges and sustain a healthy and prosperous society. As the world continues to face obstacles, like the global pandemic, your philanthropic gifts to Vanderbilt mean more than ever. Get a head start on GivingTuesday and make your gift today.
Nov. 29, 2020—Vice Chancellor André Churchwell, Vice Provost William H. Robinson and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor August Washington will discuss Vanderbilt University's role in eliminating racial disparities in public safety in an online event on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Nov. 9, 2020—Adena Friedman, MBA’93, president and CEO of Nasdaq and a Vanderbilt Board of Trust member, will give the keynote address on Friday, Nov. 13, as part of Owen Forward.
Paul Jacobson, EVP and CFO of Delta Air Lines, to discuss impact of pandemic on aviation at Owen Forward
Nov. 6, 2020—Delta Air Lines' Paul Jacobson will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation as part of Owen Forward. Jacobson will be joined by M. Eric Johnson, Owen dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, for the talk on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Oct. 15, 2020—Join Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management for Owen Forward, a weeklong virtual celebration of all things Owen Nov. 9–13. Each day will feature discussions and presentations by thought leaders, innovators and experts in business.