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Jun. 21, 2016—Sidney Fleischer, a renowned molecular biologist famous internationally for his work on calcium and the discovery of the ryanodine receptor, was remembered as a “true giant” in his field who worked along with his wife to advance the field of cell signaling. He died May 27 at the age of 86.
Jun. 16, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told civic leaders this week that the missions of Vanderbilt University – discovery, excellence and diversity — mirror those of Nashville, and the two institutions are each made stronger by that relationship.
Jun. 12, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares his thoughts on Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando. Vanderbilt community members who wish to come together to remember the victims of the tragedy may do so at events held this week at the K.C. Potter Center and Benton Chapel.
Jun. 8, 2016—The Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee is seeking input from staff at a town hall meeting scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, in Sarratt Cinema.
Jun. 2, 2016—Thirteen interdisciplinary projects, ranging from cellular processes and smart cities to global health care issues, have been selected as the 2016 awardees of the Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) initiative.
May. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt University has hired Stephanie White as head women's basketball coach, Athletic Director David Williams announced Tuesday. White, who currently is serving her second season as head coach of the WNBA's Indiana Fever, becomes just the fifth all-time head coach in the history of the Vanderbilt program.
May. 12, 2016—Finding the inspiration to live a meaningful life is more a “slow, chip-away-at-it process” than a thunderclap of revelation, Senior Day speaker Soledad O’Brien told Vanderbilt’s Class of 2016 during her address.
May. 4, 2016—The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.
Apr. 29, 2016—Effective April 30, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be a fully independent, nonprofit entity following the completion of the transaction that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the university in research and teaching.