Office Of The Provost

  • Vanderbilt University

    New faculty: Patrick Grohar brings a competitive spirit to childhood cancer research

    Patrick Grohar came to Vanderbilt in January from the National Cancer Institute, bringing with him his passions and self-motivation for lab-based work. His research focuses on drug discovery in pediatric sarcomas, cancers that develop in bone and soft tissues. Read More

    Nov 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New faculty: 21 Insights into Philippe Fauchet

    n today’s complex world, engineers are seen more and more as imaginative problem-solvers. Philippe Fauchet, the new dean of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, is a perfect example. Read More

    Nov 9, 2012

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    New University Faculty 2012-13

    A complete list of new university faculty for the 2012-13 academic year Blair School of Music Tucker Biddlecombe, associate professor and director of choral activities B.M., State University of New York–Potsdam, 1998 M.M., Florida State University, 2003 D.Phil., Florida State University, 2012 Biddlecombe is a published… Read More

    Nov 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Vanderbilt)

    New Medical Faculty 2012

    A complete list of new School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty for 2012 School of Medicine Aqeela Afzal, Ph.D. Research assistant professor of neurological surgery Francisco Aguirre, M.D. Instructor in clinical obstetrics and gynecology Neda Ahmadi, M.D. Instructor in otolaryngology Syed Toufeeq Ahmed, Ph.D. Read More

    Nov 9, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Information technology transformation initiative under way

    Creating a world-class information technology infrastructure at Vanderbilt University is the aim of a major initiative now under way across campus. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of… Read More

    Nov 7, 2012

  • The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Rand Lounge Oct. 9, 2012, to mark the re-opening of Rand Hall and Sarratt Student Center following more than seven months of renovation. (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt)

    Ribbon cutting marks Rand Hall re-opening

    L-r: Mark Bandas, Richard McCarty and Maryclaire Manard (Anne Rayner/Vanderbilt) Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Richard McCarty and Vanderbilt Student Government President Maryclaire Manard were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 9… Read More

    Oct 10, 2012

  • ‘Long Story Bit by Bit’ opens Oct. 12

    "Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, Photography by Tim Hetherington" will be on view at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 12-Dec.6. (photo by Tim Hetherington) Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, Photography by Tim Hetherington opens Friday, Oct. 12, at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery and will… Read More

    Oct 10, 2012

  • The entrance to Chef James Bistro at Rand Hall. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)

    Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall celebrate re-opening after major renovation

    Spaces in Vanderbilt's Rand Hall are set to re-open this week, following more than seven months of work at Rand and Sarratt Student Center that mark the joint facility’s first major renovation in more than a decade. Read More

    Oct 8, 2012

  • Liberia retold through late documentarian’s work, film

    ‘Long Story Bit by Bit’ opens Oct. 12 at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery "Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, Photography by Tim Hetherington" will be on view at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery Oct. 12-Dec.6. (photo by Tim Hetherington) Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, Photography by… Read More

    Sep 26, 2012

  • Workers at a ready-made-garment factory in Bangladesh. (image courtesy of Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights)

    International labor, workers rights to be discussed at Sept. 19 panel

    Workers at a ready-made-garment factory in Bangladesh. (image courtesy of Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights) Three international labor activists will discuss the transformative potential of philanthropy in the women’s human rights movement on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Vanderbilt. Kalpona Akter and Babul Akhter, co-founders of the Bangladesh… Read More

    Sep 14, 2012

  • Human Identities: Vanderbilt to explore gender and sexuality through campuswide initiative

    A tradition among first-year students to read and discuss a common text has inspired a campuswide initiative called “Human Identities: Global, Local, Personal,” designed to raise nuanced dialogue about gender and sexuality across the Vanderbilt community. Read More

    Sep 5, 2012

  • Mototsugu Shintani (Vanderbilt University)

    Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

    Samar Ali, a Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School alumna, has been named international director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Ali’s role includes overseeing TNTrade as well as the ECD’s other international initiatives, including managing four international offices. Carter (Vanderbilt) Erik Carter, associate professor of… Read More

    Jun 27, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Yunus challenges students to seek social change, not money

    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus greets students during his campus visit April 2. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus challenged Vanderbilt students to create businesses in which helping people – not making a profit – is the ultimate goal. Yunus spoke to several student groups and… Read More

    Apr 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt vice provost for enrollment tapped to serve as trustee on College Board

    Douglas L. Christiansen, Vanderbilt University’s vice provost for enrollment, dean of admissions and assistant professor of public policy and higher education is among three new national trustees elected to the College Board. Read More

    Nov 28, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    New policy for sponsoring interns and observers

    (photo by Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) This year it will be substantially easier for faculty members at Vanderbilt University to sponsor student interns from other universities, local high school teachers and other non-Vanderbilt visitors for educational purposes. That is because the Office of the Provost has adopted a… Read More

    Sep 30, 2011