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Immersion Vanderbilt

25 new endowed faculty chairs will support Academic Strategic Plan

Nov. 2, 2016—Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university's long-range vision to advance teaching and research.

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Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair sees record attendance, presentations

Oct. 26, 2016—With more than 140 poster presentations, the fair experienced a 40 percent increase in student presentations from the previous year. In addition, more than 330 Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and community members were in attendance.

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International student opens social media window to Vanderbilt

Oct. 12, 2016—International student Cici Zhang is sharing her Vanderbilt experience online with China--and incorporating her love of children in an immersion research project.

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Troxel named director of Vanderbilt University DIVE initiative

Sep. 1, 2016—Associate Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lori A. Troxel will lead the creation and implementation of the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) program, which has been selected as Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan.

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Provost announces Immersion Vanderbilt Quality Enhancement Plan

May. 12, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today the selection of Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) is intended to advance student learning and will be assessed for five years as a component of Vanderbilt’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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Class of 2016: Deya Maldas merges her passions for service and music

May. 9, 2016—When Deya Maldas signed up to be a tutor at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, she didn’t know she was about to have the most transformative experience of her freshman year.

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Class of 2016: Michaela Novakovic mixes music and science

May. 5, 2016—Michaela Novakovic’s majors take her from the grand to the microscopic on a daily basis. The Sorrento, Florida, native and Blair School of Music senior is a double major in harp and molecular and cellular biology.

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Class of 2016: Connor D. Henderson advocates for human rights and the arts

May. 4, 2016—In his four years at Vanderbilt, Connor D. Henderson has become a strong advocate for expanded campus space and resources for student productions. Some of his favorite memories are of cultural showcases by the Vanderbilt performing arts community filled with music, dance and food.

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Class of 2016: Jack Coen creates a song cycle—from scratch

Apr. 29, 2016—On Leap Day—Feb. 29—Blair School of Music senior Jack Coen took a leap of faith. That night Coen, a composition and theory major, premiered his capstone project "Folk and Flora"—a song cycle based on flowers and how people relate to them—in Sarratt Cinema to a full house.

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Class of 2016: Eunice Jun uses design to communicate visually and virtually

Apr. 20, 2016—Like many little girls, Eunice Jun was a ballerina growing up. But by the time the Los Angeles native arrived at Vanderbilt four years ago, she had traded in her toe shoes to cultivate twin interests in graphic design and technology, pursuing double majors in cognitive studies at Peabody College and computer science at the School of Engineering.

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Class of 2016: Rani Banjarian discovers America—and his voice as a writer

Apr. 20, 2016—For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.

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Ariel Helms: Searching for a diabetes discovery

Apr. 1, 2016—For Vanderbilt senior Ariel Helms from Oklahoma, twists and turns in her past, including a long-kept family secret, led to her passion for discovery in a Vanderbilt lab.

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