Oct. 10, 2019—The human brain consists of perhaps as many as 1,000 trillion synapses, which transmit signals from one nerve cell to another with amazing speed, precision and plasticity.
Mar. 8, 2018—Erling Norrby, MD, PhD, a world authority on viruses, will present his lecture, "A Foray into Nobel Prizes: The Action Potential, Cholesterol and Maturing Molecular Biology," Monday, March 12 at noon in 208 Light Hall. His lecture is part of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Flexner Dean’s Lecture Series.
Feb. 22, 2018—The School of Medicine invites the Vanderbilt community to three upcoming lectures.
Oct. 13, 2017—A new exhibit on display at the Wond'ry honors the discoveries of Vanderbilt's Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art.
Apr. 27, 2017—Nobel laureate Eric R. Kandel, M.D., renowned for his studies of learning and memory, will give the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, May 4.
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. 3, 2015—Yale University professor Robert J. Shiller, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics, will discuss the new third edition of his book "Irrational Exuberance" on March 12 at Vanderbilt.
Nov. 7, 2013—Award-winning scientist, author and educator Sean B. Carroll will illuminate the never-before-told account of the intersection of two of the most insightful minds of the 20th century during a Nov. 19 Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt.
Chancellor, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author to address graduating seniors at Vanderbilt University May 9-10
May. 6, 2013—Vanderbilt University seniors will close their chapters as undergraduates with words from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison who will deliver the Senior Day address Thursday, May 9, followed by Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10.
Nov. 12, 2012—As the College Halls at Kissam construction project continues to take shape on the northeast corner of Vanderbilt’s campus, the university has announced plans to name the finished structures and areas within them in honor of several figures significant to the history and culture of the university.
Oct. 11, 2012—Vanderbilt University scientists are cheering this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for recognizing the discovery that mature cells can be “reprogrammed” into other cell types — a finding which they said has electrified their work.
Jan. 1, 2012—Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Russian Jewish emigrants in 1922, Stanley Cohen attended Brooklyn College, where he majored in biology and chemistry. After graduation, he worked as a bacteriologist at a milk processing plant to earn money before seeking a master’s degree in zoology at Oberlin College, then a Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University...