Mar. 29, 2021—As students enter the final month of classes for the spring 2021 semester, they are invited to join the Center for Student Wellbeing’s virtual meditation sessions featuring Vice Provost Vanessa Beasley and Assistant Provost Jill Stratton. The meditation series occurs every Friday at 8:30 a.m. CT through April 30.
Mar. 22, 2021—Author Amelia Nagoski will give a virtual talk titled “Burnout: What to do When You’re Overwhelmed and Exhausted About Everything You Have to do and Still Worry that You’re not Doing Enough” on Wednesday, March 31. The event, this year’s Crawford Lecture, will begin at 7 p.m. CT and is part of Vanderbilt’s 2021 celebration of Women’s History Month.
Mar. 10, 2021—The Campus Reading for the 2021-22 academic year will be "When Breath Becomes" Air by Paul Kalanithi. The selection was chosen by a team of faculty and students.
Mar. 10, 2021—Nicholas S. Zeppos College will host a virtual panel discussion, “Through My Eyes: How Multiracial Identities Impact Perspectives on Today’s World,” on Sunday, March 14. Audrey Bowden, associate professor of biomedical and electrical engineering and the faculty head of Zeppos College, will moderate the event, scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT.
Feb. 26, 2021—Continuing Vanderbilt’s commitment to the residential living-learning experience, three new residential faculty have been appointed for academic year 2021-22 and will help support the student learning experience beyond the classroom.
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. 5, 2021—LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter and a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will give Vanderbilt’s 13th annual Murray Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
University leaders reflect on life of community activist Kwame Lillard, frequent contributor to Vanderbilt’s MLK Series
Jan. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt leaders are reflecting on the life and legacy of veteran civil rights activist Kwame Lillard, who died Dec. 20 in Nashville. As recently as January 2020, Lillard shared his firsthand experiences in the civil rights movement with Vanderbilt students as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.
Jan. 6, 2021—Vanderbilt’s residential colleges and experiential learning offices are offering virtual programming and events for students in advance of the start of the spring semester.
Nov. 18, 2020—On Friday, Nov. 20, starting at 6 a.m. CT, international and domestic Vanderbilt students can join live online get-togethers ranging from yoga and origami lessons to a Bluegrass music listening session to discussions about American politics and media.
Nov. 16, 2020—This year students in E. Bronson Ingram College are starting off their weekly “Bronson Breaks,” a time for residents to have some fun with Faculty Head of House Sarah Igo and her family, by peeling off a virtual sticky note from an online collaboration tool to share thoughts or give advice.
Nov. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt University is honoring the service of military veterans and celebrating their unique contributions to campus culture through a series of videos, social media posts, photo exhibitions and more to commemorate Veterans Day. Watch a video message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier saluting Vanderbilt's veterans.