$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—Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Peabody College, shares a few tips on how to avoid knowledge neglect and spreading misinformation.
Sep. 21, 2020—Flu vaccinations are strongly encouraged this year in support of the health and safety of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities. There will be three no-cost, convenient options for faculty, staff and postdocs to get a flu vaccine over the next three months.
Sep. 21, 2020—National Voter Registration Day 2020 is Tuesday, Sept. 22. Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty are encouraged to register to vote tomorrow using the online TurboVote platform or in person at a voter registration event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Sep. 21, 2020—When Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. That's because she's experiencing her first year at the university remotely from her home in Indore, India.
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.
Sep. 14, 2020—Faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are finding creative ways to bring first-year students together safely for meaningful interaction in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s top universities in "U.S. News & World Report’s" 2021 Best Colleges rankings. Vanderbilt is 14th among national universities, up one spot from last year.
Lasting and Meaningful Change: NFL executive Adolpho A. Birch III, JD’91, discusses diversity on campus and athlete activism
Sep. 10, 2020—Birch, the new chief legal officer and senior vice president of business affairs for the Tennessee Titans, recently was named chair of a new Vanderbilt Board of Trust ad hoc committee that is partnering with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion. Here he discusses the work of the committee, the rise in athlete activism, and his favorite Nashville sports memory.
Sep. 3, 2020—This semester may look different from years past, but that hasn’t stopped students, faculty and staff from interacting with their fellow Commodores in new and meaningful ways amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its necessary safety protocols.
Sep. 2, 2020—The opening of Nicholas S. Zeppos College marks a milestone in the transformation of the West End Neighborhood, while a completed renovation on the Peabody College campus strengthens its learning community.
Vanderbilt astrophysicist part of international team that discovered a gargantuan ‘alien’ black hole that challenges previous knowledge of the universe
Sep. 2, 2020—The intermediate-mass black hole first observed in May 2019 presents an entirely new category of black hole.