Government and Community Relations
Feb. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which helps mature adults rediscover the joy of learning in an inclusive community, offers a variety of courses this spring, including Alzheimer’s disease prevention, little-known Tennessee history, and jazz in the 1930s and ’40s.
Grand opening concert highlights Vanderbilt’s partnership with National Museum of African American Music
Jan. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the grand opening of the National Museum of African American Music on Saturday, Jan. 30, with a virtual concert from Vanderbilt Blair School of Music featuring works by Black composers. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. CT and will be broadcast from Blair’s livestreaming page.
Jan. 26, 2021—Author Alice Randall, writer in residence in African American and Diaspora Studies, will discuss her new book, "Black Bottom Saints," during a virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 4. The event, open to all faculty, staff and alumni, will begin at 5 p.m. CT and be conducted via Zoom.
Dec. 18, 2020—Billy Teets has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, after serving as interim director since July 1, 2020.
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.
Winter classes at Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute range from military history to the art of Tai Chi
Nov. 16, 2020—Strategic challenges in U.S. military history, unpacking the 2020 election and the reduction of stress through Tai Chi are among the topics offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2021. The noncredit classes are open to all those age 50 and older.
Nov. 6, 2020—Nashville Metro Council has honored Vanderbilt nuclear physicist Joseph Hamilton for his role in the discovery and naming of chemical element 117, known as tennessine on the periodic table of elements.
Oct. 20, 2020—The Vanderbilt community is invited to view "One Vote Won," a new work by the Nashville Opera. The production tells the story of two real-life figures from Nashville history.
Oct. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University and OneGenAway, a nonprofit organization that strives to eliminate food deserts, partnered to provide 30,000 pounds of healthy food to families in the Midtown, Edgehill and Chestnut Hill neighborhoods on Oct. 3.
Sep. 30, 2020—One Generation Away distributes healthy foods to families throughout Middle Tennessee that currently do not have access to food sources due to economic and physical barriers.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Metropolitan Historical Commission is paying tribute to Betty Chiles Nixon, a civil and women’s rights activist who worked at Vanderbilt University for 17 years, with a historical marker placed outside her former home on 18th Avenue South.
Sep. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, has launched “Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote,” a new initiative aimed at promoting voter engagement and increasing voter registration.