Listening sessions for Graduate School faculty, students launch as search for new leadership position continues
Oct. 7, 2020—Graduate School faculty and students are invited to share their thoughts at a series of targeted listening sessions this month as the search committee appointed by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente works to find the next dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for graduate education.
Vanderbilt seeks submissions for newly expanded Graduate School dean and vice provost role by Sept. 25
Sep. 16, 2020—Faculty interested in a newly expanded leadership position for graduate education at Vanderbilt University are encouraged to submit applications or nominations. The deadline for these submissions is Friday, Sept. 25.
Vanderbilt appoints Olatunji as interim dean of Graduate School, launches search committee for graduate education leadership role
Aug. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt has named Bunmi Olatunji, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, as interim dean of the Graduate School. Olatunji currently serves as associate dean of academic affairs for the Graduate School and takes over as Dean Mark T. Wallace returns to the faculty starting Sept. 1.
Jul. 10, 2020—Career support for graduate students is moving from the Graduate School to the Career Center beginning in the fall 2020 semester.
Jun. 24, 2020—The Office of the Provost will increase its focus on graduate education to ensure graduate students have the resources they need to be successful as Mark T. Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, prepares to step down from his leadership role to return to the faculty full time beginning Sept. 1, 2020.
May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.
Apr. 30, 2020—Twelve Vanderbilt students and alumni have been awarded funding to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. An additional eight students have been named alternates and may subsequently become grantees.
Apr. 21, 2020—The National Science Foundation recently selected 18 Vanderbilt graduate students and five undergraduate students to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, one undergraduate and 15 graduate students received honorable mentions.
Apr. 5, 2020—The Office of the Provost has organized a series of online Q&A sessions for students planning to attend graduate or professional school. Students can attend the live virtual sessions, and recordings will be made available for each.
Mar. 25, 2020—For graduate students nearing the end of their programs, COVID-19 has created an unexpected challenge: remotely presenting an effective and engaging dissertation defense. That was the new reality for Kyle Godbey, a graduate student of physics at Vanderbilt studying nuclear reactions.
Jan. 29, 2020—Intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student or postdoc tax return? Are you ready to take the next step with your finances? Emily Roberts, author of "Personal Finance for Ph.D.s," is returning to campus Feb. 3 and 4 to offer basic insights on financial management for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
Jan. 6, 2020—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute ended 2019 on a high note with the announcement of the spring 2020 Travel Grant and Dissertation Grant recipients.