Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, World Health Organization bring global project to improve health care through social science to Vanderbilt
Feb. 7, 2020—A $600,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will fund a three-year project with the World Health Organization, led by anthropology professor Ted Fischer, to develop a new model for health care that incorporates the consideration of cultural attitudes and practices that affect health in the United States.
Nov. 18, 2019—Faculty have been named to a new subcommittee formed by the Vanderbilt University Research Council to provide governance for the GlobalVU initiative.
Nov. 11, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.
Aug. 23, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.
Jul. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies has launched an interdisciplinary summer institute aimed at helping K-12 teachers and students make the connection between environmental concerns in Latin America and their impact on the larger world.
Aug. 27, 2018—The Department of Education grant allows Vanderbilt's Center for Latin American Studies to retain its status as one of the nation's top educational resources for subjects pertaining to Latin American society and culture.
Feb. 28, 2018—Several Vanderbilt faculty and students will present papers and serve on panels at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies conference, scheduled for March 8-11 at Vanderbilt.
Feb. 14, 2018—Physician, anthropologist and UN adviser Paul Farmer discusses HIV, Haiti and other global health issues at Langford Auditorium Feb. 19.
Jan. 30, 2018—Author Edwidge Danticat, considered a voice of both Haiti and the United States on topics of immigration and citizenship, is a strong advocate for issues affecting Haitians abroad and at home.
Dec. 6, 2017—To strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts and to raise the global profile of the university as a research institution, the new International Strategy Report recommends a four-point strategy to build on Vanderbilt’s strengths while supporting the university’s Academic Strategic Plan and its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Sep. 3, 2017—The species selected reflect the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies’ particular research strengths in Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Andes, and the Black Atlantic regions and will serve as a multidisciplinary teaching tool.
May. 19, 2017—The International Strategy Working Group, charged by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente last September with developing a plan to strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts while raising the global profile of the university as a research institution, has produced a draft Executive Summary of its work.