Apr. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s newest residential college will be named Rothschild College in recognition of the transformational $20 million gift that Marieke and Jeff Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, made in 2016 to accelerate the development of the residential college system. The Rothschilds’ generous contribution has helped advance a key pillar of Vanderbilt’s academic strategic plan—enhancing the undergraduate residential experience.
Apr. 21, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Association Board recently met its goal of endowing a fund supporting undergraduate students nearly two years ahead of schedule. Board members made gifts and pledges exceeding the initial goal of securing $100,000 in philanthropic support, allowing the fund to begin distributing awards to students this summer.
Apr. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day kicked off at midnight, and the entire university community is invited to celebrate this special event. Faculty and staff play a vital role in supporting Vanderbilt’s mission and are encouraged to consider extending their investment in the university by making a gift of any size to an area that is meaningful to them.
Mar. 31, 2021—A special virtual Giving Day concert on Wednesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. CT will feature headliners Grace Potter and Chris Mann, BMus’04, along with drop-in appearances from some of your favorite Commodores, including faculty, alumni, students and more.
Mar. 25, 2021—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is joining fellow Tennessee school University of the South and more than 100 universities in 50 countries around the world to focus on a critical question: What can be done to help solve climate change while supporting struggling communities that have faced joblessness, sickness and loss? On Thursday, April 8,...
Interest session for new Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Affinity Group is April 1
Mar. 24, 2021—A virtual event to discuss the formation of an Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Thursday, April 1, at 5 p.m. CT. The meeting will be conducted over Zoom.
Vanderbilt scientists sketch rare star system using more than a century of astronomical observations
Mar. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt astronomers have painted their best picture yet of an RV Tauri variable—a rare type of stellar binary—by mining a 130-year-old dataset that spans the widest range of light yet collected for one of these systems, from radio waves to X-rays.
Mar. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, April 7. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to take part in the 24-hour event, which will include challenges throughout the day to amplify impact.
Mar. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s Faculty Fellowship Challenge, launched in September 2018 to create fellowships and directorships to fuel research discoveries and expand teaching opportunities, successfully concluded in December 2020 with 36 positions created, supported by 31 unique endowments from alumni and other donors. The university backed the challenge with a matching investment.
Parking lot to close permanently and VandyRide stop to move for Owen construction project, future Walk and Roll Loop
Feb. 26, 2021—Parking Lot 6B, between Grand Avenue and Scarritt Place off of 21st Avenue South, will close permanently on March 1 as a part of the Owen Graduate School of Management Capital Project.
Curb Center and Metro Nashville Arts Commission win grant to expand Racial Equity in Arts Leadership program
Feb. 22, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy has won a grant to expand its Racial Equity in Arts Leadership program, in cooperation with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. The $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will enable the REAL program to expand and deepen its programming.
Feb. 19, 2021—Winter weather—including snow accumulation and frigid temperatures—have affected Vanderbilt's campus over the past week.