Jan. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt senior student-athlete Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score points on a Division I football team in the Power 5, has been selected to participate in a televised prime-time presidential inauguration event on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Jan. 11, 2021—Borden Lacy, Edward and Nancy Fody Chair in Pathology and professor of biochemistry and pathology, microbiology and immunology, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology, effective Jan. 1.
Dec. 16, 2020—Bryan Stromer, BS’17, has been chosen from more than 3,600 applicants to be one of 154 Schwarzman Scholars for the Class of 2022. The Schwarzman Scholars Program is one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships and was designed to bring together the best minds from around the world to study the economic, political and cultural landscape of China.
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.
Godchaux family’s transformational legacy continues with $6.6 million in gifts to Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Dec. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received gifts this year totaling $6.6 million from the estates of Agnes G. Kirkpatrick Godchaux and Frank Godchaux III, BS’49, and Charles Godchaux, BA’52. These are among the largest scholarship gifts that the nursing school has ever received.
Dec. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt has named Clark Lea as the 29th head football coach in program history, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee announced Monday. Lea, a two-time Vanderbilt graduate and former student-athlete, will be introduced officially at a news conference next week.
Dec. 14, 2020—Students are encouraged to explore the wellness resources found on the Student Care Network website so that they may become familiar with what is available and how to access support.
Dec. 8, 2020—Derek Bruff, director of the Center for Teaching and principal senior lecturer in mathematics, shares ideas for Vanderbilt instructors to make the most of the recently announced additional in-class reading days, scheduled for Feb. 23-24 and April 7-8, 2021.
Cortez named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry; York named Impossible Foods chief science officer
Dec. 8, 2020—David Cortez, Richard N. Armstrong Chair for Innovation in Biochemistry and professor of biochemistry, has been named interim chair in the Department of Biochemistry beginning Jan. 1. This follows the departure of John York, who was recently named chief science officer of California-based food technology startup Impossible Foods.
Dec. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University has launched the Gender Affirmation Toolkit to reinforce its commitment to providing a safe and inclusive working environment for all employees. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, the Equal Opportunity and Access Office, the Office of LGBTQI Life and other campus partners.
Dec. 2, 2020—Turkey Toss, a longstanding Vanderbilt holiday tradition in which the university expresses thanks to faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, will look a little different for 2020.
Nov. 30, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee announced yesterday that Vanderbilt University is parting ways with head football coach Derek Mason and will begin a search immediately for a new head coach of the Commodores.