Dec. 16, 2020—One of the world’s foremost experts on coronaviruses, Dr. Mark R. Denison, shared his research and insights into COVID-19 during a webinar on Dec. 14. A video of the webinar is now available for viewing.
Nov. 24, 2020—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Oct. 28, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced the University Diversity Council members for 2020-21. Formed last year, the council advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion across all areas of Vanderbilt.
Trailblazing alumna Dorothy Phillips discusses her career as a chemist, importance of diversity in the physical sciences
Oct. 2, 2020—Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, BA’67, the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and a member of the inaugural class of Vanderbilt Trailblazers, recently was interviewed by the American Chemical Society about her career as a chemist and the importance of making the physical sciences more inclusive for women and underrepresented minorities.
Mar. 10, 2020—All university-sponsored, non-Athletics events and gatherings are suspended through April 30.
Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt’s 2020 celebration of Black History Month included lectures, off-campus trips, community events and more to celebrate and reflect on the history, impact and contributions of African Americans throughout the country’s history and at the university.
Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data
Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.
Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.
Feb. 6, 2019—Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.
Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.
Jan. 11, 2019—Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Fine Arts Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is the recipient of a prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman grant.
Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’ producer Zoe Chace are Chancellor’s Lecture Series guests Jan. 17
Jan. 7, 2019—Fresh from a term that included several highly publicized ideological clashes with the president, former Sen. Jeff Flake will visit Vanderbilt Jan. 17 to explain his hopes for American politics going forward.