Office of the Provost
Feb. 24, 2021—During the Research Ramp-up process, more than 3,000 Vanderbilt research personnel have returned to in-person research activities, while many others have continued remotely through perseverance and ingenuity. The efforts of the School of Medicine Basic Science's Danny Winder and the School ofEngineering's Ethan Lippmann are highlighted.
Feb. 23, 2021—The co-editors of "The Black Trans Prayer Book," an interfaith collection of stories, poems, prayers, meditations and more about the experiences of trans and nonbinary Black people, were the featured guests during a two-day virtual event hosted by the Vanderbilt community.
Jen Ellis, maker of Bernie Sanders’ ‘inauguration mittens,’ discusses ‘Making Meaningful Change’ March 2
Feb. 23, 2021—Jen Ellis, the Vermont schoolteacher who made the now-famous mittens Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration in January and have since been immortalized in countless internet memes, will discuss the story behind the mittens and how she decided to use the moment in history for good in a fireside chat with the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, March 2.
Feb. 19, 2021—The Faculty Development Committee, charged with analyzing and assessing the results of the COACHE Faculty Survey administered in spring 2020, has prepared a preliminary report on the survey’s topline findings and will share the report and engage faculty at two workshops in March.
Feb. 17, 2021—During the Research Ramp-up process, more than 3,000 Vanderbilt research personnel have returned to in-person research activities, while many others have continued remotely through perseverance and ingenuity. The efforts of the College of Arts and Science's John Wikswo and the School of Nursing's Terrah Akard are highlighted.
Feb. 17, 2021—The third annual Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines to network with students and discover possible new collaborations, will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. CT.
Feb. 16, 2021—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steven D. Townsend, PhD’10, has been awarded a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship, one of the highest honors for young scientists who have the potential to revolutionize their fields of study.
Feb. 15, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente was announced as the new president of Wake Forest University in late January. Her term will begin on July 1, 2021. In her latest "Open Dore" newsletter, Wente conveys her gratitude for the Vanderbilt community.
Feb. 3, 2021—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has appointed a Provost Search Committee to identify the university’s next chief academic officer.
Jan. 31, 2021—Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will become president of Wake Forest University July 1, 2021, after a pathbreaking 19-year career at Vanderbilt, where her influence and leadership were felt at every level of the institution.
Jan. 29, 2021—Vanderbilt University has announced the addition of an undergraduate minor in data science beginning with the fall 2021 term. The new trans-institutional, interdisciplinary data science minor will be shared by all four undergraduate schools and colleges, and students will be able to begin declaring the minor this spring.
Jan. 27, 2021—The Office of Immersion Resources is currently accepting applications for the Joe C. Davis Fund to support Immersion Vanderbilt projects. Applications are open to all undergraduate students with qualifying immersive experiences.