Susan Wente Archives
Apr. 22, 2016—A startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center. Robert Grajewski joined Vanderbilt as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center on April 1. The Innovation Center, set to open late summer, will support a maker culture that encourages innovation and creativity and bolsters implementation of the four intersecting themes that make up the university’s Academic Strategic Plan.
Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.
Apr. 14, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14.
Apr. 14, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today that Lawrence J. Marnett will be named dean of basic sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the time of the legal separation of the university and Medical Center.
Apr. 13, 2016—First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.
Apr. 11, 2016—An extraordinary collection of works by and about Paul Verlaine, one of France's most celebrated poets of the late 19th century, has been acquired by Vanderbilt University's W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and French Studies.
Mar. 31, 2016—Vanderbilt University will take the next step in extending students’ living experience beyond the classroom and enhancing student engagement and community on campus when it begins construction in mid-May on the new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college.
Mar. 31, 2016—Read the March issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente's newsletter, now available online.
Mar. 28, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Digital Humanities. The trans-institutional initiative will further Vanderbilt’s commitment to becoming a national hub of innovative digital humanities scholarship.
Mar. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University has taken another step in fostering a culture that encourages reporting incidents of sexual assault on campus. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response will become a limited confidential resource for students.