Lutz named Vanderbilt University vice chancellor for development and alumni relations; Sweet to lead Information Technology
Apr. 14, 2021—John M. Lutz, who has served as Vanderbilt University’s interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations since April 2020, will assume the role permanently, and Brett Sweet will assume leadership of Vanderbilt University Information Technology in addition to his finance leadership role, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today. These appointments will take effect immediately.
Apr. 8, 2021—More than 7,600 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends, joined together on Giving Day, April 7, to donate more than $5 million to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership.
Mar. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2022 "U.S. News & World Report" Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today.
Mar. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt University today publicly launched the Vandy United Fund, an ambitious fundraising vehicle that will invest $300 million in Vanderbilt’s student-athletes and athletics programs through major facilities and operational enhancements.
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.
Coronavirus experts discuss importance of research investments, lessons learned from COVID-19 at Chancellor’s Lecture Series
Mar. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt’s role in shaping each step of the medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic began three decades ago and is grounded in the determination of a small group of scientists to understand coronaviruses. The research, and the faculty and alumni who helped lead it, was the topic of the March 23 Chancellor’s Lecture Series virtual event, “Vanderbilt in the Vanguard: The Decades-Long Journey to a Coronavirus Vaccine.”
Mar. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named Barney S. Graham, PhD’91, as the recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. This honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community.
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 University’s annual Giving Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 7. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to take part in the 24-hour event, which will include challenges throughout the day to amplify impact.
Mar. 3, 2021—Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top leader in infectious disease research and a renowned biomedical scientist, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2021 when he speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families.
Class of 2021 Commencement to be celebrated in person May 15–16; Graduates Day to feature Dr. Anthony Fauci
Mar. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt University announced today that it will host in-person Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021. The events, which will adhere to campus safety protocols, will take place May 15–16.
What led to the U.S. Capitol insurrection: Vanderbilt political scientists examine social, psychological, legal foundations of Jan. 6 riot
Feb. 24, 2021—A panel of Vanderbilt political science faculty explored the factors that led to the Jan. 6 riot in a virtual event, “Dissent, Disorder and Democracy: What Led to the U.S. Capitol Insurrection.” Hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, the panel also engaged with the event’s serious implications for the strength of the nation's democracy.