Office of the Provost
May. 14, 2021—Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas will become dean of students, emeritus, effective May 17. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente recently announced the title and presented Bandas with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
May. 12, 2021—Vanderbilt University has selected 11 prominent faculty members who have distinguished themselves as pioneers and leaders in their fields to receive endowed chairs.
May. 12, 2021—Nine outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2021 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
May. 7, 2021—A resolution adopted by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust in appreciation of faculty and resolutions adopted by the Faculty Senate honoring Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente as well as university staff were presented at the senate’s monthly meeting on May 6.
Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator team advances to finals for xTechBOLT prize, will compete for $500,000
May. 7, 2021—A transdisciplinary team from Vanderbilt, Soterix Medical and the U.S. Army has advanced to the finals of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s xTechBOLT competition, where they will compete in November with four other teams for the $500,000 first-place prize.
Esteemed psychologist, university leader C. Cybele Raver named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
May. 5, 2021—C. Cybele Raver, a distinguished psychologist who serves as deputy provost at New York University, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today. Raver will begin her new role July 1, 2021.
May. 3, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier welcomed back the undergraduate Class of 2020 for a special in-person and virtual ceremony on May 1 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and graduate and professional students were honored with separate ceremonies held by their respective schools across campus on Sunday, May 2.
May. 3, 2021—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente reflects on the guiding principles behind "The Open Dore" newsletter in the last edition before she departs Vanderbilt to take the helm at Wake Forest University as its first woman president.
May. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt University may submit up to two proposals, one in medical research and one in science and engineering, for the W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program. The goal of the program is to benefit humanity by supporting work that has a distinctive and novel approach, questions a prevailing paradigm, or has the potential to break open new territory in a field.
May. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and the ArtLab studio at the Wond’ry will open "See You Again: Students Respond to COVID-19" at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s hospital gallery on Monday, May 3.
May. 2, 2021—Vanderbilt University may submit four proposals for the summer/fall cycle of the Mathers Foundation grants program. The mission of The G. Harold and Leila Y. Mathers Foundation is to advance knowledge in the life sciences by sponsoring scientific research that will benefit mankind.
Caroline Kennedy urges Vanderbilt graduates to be ‘active citizens,’ embrace democratic values in Graduates Day address
Apr. 30, 2021—Caroline Kennedy drew on inspirational remarks that her father, President John F. Kennedy, delivered at Vanderbilt in 1963 when she spoke virtually to the 2020 graduates and their families on April 30. Her Graduates Day address was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.