Jan. 31, 2020—Vanderbilt’s annual celebration of Black History Month will kick off Monday, Feb. 3, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center with the first of many events planned throughout February. The month will include film screenings, lectures, celebratory programs and more.
Jan. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University officials are actively monitoring the outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China. At this time, there are no reports of coronavirus cases on the Vanderbilt campus, and there are no confirmed cases in Tennessee.
Jan. 27, 2020—August Washington has been appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives. He will oversee all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety while working directly with Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain on Division of Administration initiatives focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion as well as workforce development. Washington also will direct efforts to recruit the university’s next chief of police.
Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.
Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt has announced its commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030 as part of the university’s comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and drive positive change in the world.
Jan. 13, 2020—The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.
Jan. 10, 2020—The 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series returns this spring with a stellar lineup of accomplished thought leaders—including a renowned journalist, an award-winning actress and activist, and prominent international experts—all of whom are driving conversations on global issues.
Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formerly known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.
Wente surprises Peabody’s Armstead, Housing and Residential Experience’s Clark with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards
Dec. 16, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente recently presented the final two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of the year to Randy Clark, area maintenance supervisor in the Office of Housing and Residential Experience, and Ally Armstead, education coordinator in the Department of Psychology and Human Development.
Dec. 12, 2019—Through a record $11.9 billion in annual economic impact, Vanderbilt University’s deep and broad connections to Tennessee and its people continue to be key and growing drivers of the state’s economy and to the vitality and well-being of its citizens and communities.
Dec. 6, 2019—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Student Life Center on Wednesday afternoon to greet Daniel Diermeier, who was named as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor earlier in the day. Diermeier’s term as chancellor will begin on July 1, 2020.
Dec. 4, 2019—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor. He will begin his term as chancellor on July 1, 2020. Diermeier currently is the provost at the University of Chicago, where he previously served as dean of the Harris School of Public Policy.