Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
Frist Center for Autism and Innovation to discuss ‘Autism and Disability Representation on Screen’ March 30
Mar. 29, 2021—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt will host a virtual discussion, “Autism and Disability Representation on Screen,” on Tuesday, March 30, at 10 a.m. CT. The event will be hosted on Zoom, and registration is not required.
Feb. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff gathered Feb. 24 for a virtual panel discussion that highlighted the need for empathy and action to improve the experiences of marginalized groups in the United States.
Feb. 17, 2021—A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. CT. The goal of the listening session is to gather input, ask questions and offer suggestions about how a Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group at Vanderbilt can best serve this community.
Nov. 13, 2020—Several Vanderbilt diversity and inclusion programs are spotlighted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs on a list of disability and inclusion resources meeting the agency’s criteria.
Oct. 30, 2020—The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its 2020 call for membership, which allows Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center.
Sep. 16, 2020—During a summer of exoplanet discoveries, astronomer Keivan Stassun helps identify new worlds and expand understanding of our own.
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.
Jul. 24, 2020—Tyler Derr, Xin (Maizie) Zhou and Zhongyue (John) Yang, the newest faculty co-hires joining the Data Science Institute this fall, have more in common than an interest in revealing patterns through big data—these new faculty focus on research and innovation that positively impact society.
Vanderbilt, The Ohio State University are joint Founding Members of satellite mission ‘Twinkle’ to find potentially habitable worlds around nearby stars
Jul. 23, 2020—Following the NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission, Vanderbilt astronomer Keivan Stassun leads the next phase of discovery to find atmospheres like our own.
Jun. 24, 2020—Stars mapped out by Vanderbilt astronomers for exploration by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite mission and recently decommissioned Spitzer Space Telescope have led to the discovery of AU Mic b, a newly formed Neptune-like exoplanet located a relatively short 31.9 light-years away.
Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program accepting applications
Apr. 16, 2020—The Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering (NISE) Graduate Trainee Fellowship Program is now accepting applications through July 15. NISE engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) approaches and devices that support neurodiversity individuals and/or that are inspired by their abilities.
Mar. 9, 2020—From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.