Sep. 15, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.
Sep. 13, 2017—The Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation, funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, kicked off its work with a launch event at the Wond’ry last month. The center brings together engineers, scientists, disabilities researchers and business scholars from across campus to collaborate on how the talents of people on the autism spectrum can be better matched with business needs. Read more about the event, the center, and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.
Sep. 6, 2017—Learn about the new Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Room 241. This TIPs-funded initiative is aimed at developing an interdisciplinary model to enhance employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum by identifying strengths and providing supportive and assistive technologies.
Aug. 28, 2017—The Office of the Provost will host an open house Tuesday, Sept. 19, to showcase Vanderbilt’s internal funding programs and professional development initiatives available to faculty.
Aug. 23, 2017—Entering its fourth year, Vanderbilt University’s Academic Strategic Plan still charts the course for the university’s efforts as it moves forward to address the complex problems facing society.
Jul. 27, 2017—A new Vanderbilt initiative aims to improve the lives of young adults with autism spectrum disorders who often end up socially isolated once they leave school.
Jul. 17, 2017—Fifteen interdisciplinary concepts—from LGBT policies to the autism advantage to life at the cellular level—will be explored at Vanderbilt, thanks to the 2017 round of TIPs funding.
Jul. 17, 2017—More than 250 faculty members and several hundred students are addressing a vast range of topics through the TIPs award program. TIPs projects have secured more than $12 million in external funding.
May. 2, 2017—VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.
Apr. 7, 2017—An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.
Mar. 29, 2017—To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.