Lectures and events Archives
Jun. 13, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Department of Art presents "Glenn Merchant: A Red Wheel Barrow" at Space 204 in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center. A reception will be held Friday, July 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
May. 4, 2016—The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.
Apr. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a roundtable May 2 exploring the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice. Fox News' Andrew Napolitano, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, and Vanderbilt's Jon Meacham and Audrey Anderson will participate in the discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.
Apr. 13, 2016—A researcher who focuses on heart disease and "organs on chip" platforms for disease modeling will deliver the second Emerging Scholars in Engineering lecture Tuesday, April 19.
Apr. 8, 2016—Mimi Baird had not seen or heard from her father since the Harvard-trained physician, tormented by severe bipolar disease, walked away from his family when she was 5 years old. Baird will discuss her memoir on the topic April 19 at the Adventure Science Center.
Mar. 28, 2016—Dr. André Churchwell, senior associate dean for diversity affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will share his personal insights on the role of art in all of its creative forms and its relationship to applied physics in the solution of humankind’s medical woes when he delivers the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series April 11.
Mar. 22, 2016—Mike Schutz, associate professor of music cognition and percussion and founding director of the Music, Acoustics, Perception and LEarning (MAPLE) Lab at McMaster University, will discuss “Exploring the Communication of Emotion in Music” from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Light Hall, Room 208.
Mar. 22, 2016—International Student and Scholar Services invites you to World on Wednesdays, which gives students, faculty and Vanderbilt community members the chance to engage with other parts of campus through presentations on topics that address and open discussion on a breadth of global issues and experiences.
Mar. 16, 2016—Alvin E. Roth, who shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, will discuss “Who Gets What and Why: The Economics of Matching and Market Design" March 22. Roth is responsible for re-designing the National Resident Matching Program, through which approximately 20,000 doctors a year find their first employment as residents at American hospitals.
Mar. 16, 2016—Two upcoming annual events will provide Vanderbilt faculty and staff with opportunities to hear from prominent speakers and experience world-class musical performances.
Mar. 7, 2016—Julian Barnes, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for his novel "The Sense of an Ending," will read from and discuss his works on Wednesday, March 23, as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series.