Office of the Provost
Sep. 30, 2020—The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Tracey George and Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan, will host a series of workshops for faculty outlining the ways the new Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program can be used.
Sep. 28, 2020—The university has announced the Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program to help faculty continue to make progress in their teaching, research, scholarship and creative expression efforts during the constraints on activities required by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep. 28, 2020—The seventh annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 1:30 to 6 p.m. The virtual event will feature poster presentations of student research projects representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
Review of Heard Libraries shows satisfaction with services, offers recommendations for continued improvement
Sep. 25, 2020—An external review of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries conducted last academic year and completed this summer finds that the libraries are well-regarded by faculty and students, and makes recommendations addressing five broad goals.
Sep. 24, 2020—Registration is underway to present at the inaugural Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11. The showcase is open to all undergraduate students across the university who wish to showcase creative works they have completed during their time at Vanderbilt.
$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
Sep. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program is seeking staff members to serve as mentors to the university’s Posse Scholars, a diverse group of talented students with extraordinary leadership potential.
Sep. 21, 2020—National Postdoc Appreciation Week continues through Friday, Sept. 25. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association, has curated a roster of events in celebration of the Vanderbilt postdoc community.
Sep. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, has launched “Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote,” a new initiative aimed at promoting voter engagement and increasing voter registration.
Sep. 18, 2020—David L. Tuleen, an emeritus chemistry professor who excelled first as a teacher and later as a university administrator, has died.
Vanderbilt seeks submissions for newly expanded Graduate School dean and vice provost role by Sept. 25
Sep. 16, 2020—Faculty interested in a newly expanded leadership position for graduate education at Vanderbilt University are encouraged to submit applications or nominations. The deadline for these submissions is Friday, Sept. 25.
Sep. 16, 2020—Donna and Jeffrey Eskind, whose generous gifts have advanced Vanderbilt research that is improving lives, have made a new commitment of $2 million to endow a new chair in autism spectrum disorder research in the School of Medicine.