Vanderbilt Trending Stories
May. 2, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community have the opportunity to provide input in the director of schools search in Nashville.
Apr. 28, 2016—Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt’s national championship baseball team, has replaced all existing High-Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures on the field with fewer Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.
Apr. 28, 2016—In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys.
Apr. 27, 2016—Eight graduating Vanderbilt seniors and four graduate students have been offered grants by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest U.S. exchange program for international graduate study, advanced research, and university, primary or secondary school teaching. In addition, three students have been named as alternates.
Apr. 26, 2016—Visitors will have the unusual opportunity to safely view the planet Mercury as it transits directly across the face of the sun using Dyer Observatory’s solar telescopes.
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. 20, 2016—The Vanderbilt student rocket team collected two key awards in NASA’s Student Launch Challenge following a near flawless flight April 16 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.
Apr. 14, 2016—Artists and social justice activists will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for an April 22–23 public conference to consider best practices and performances to create equitable change in Nashville.
Apr. 14, 2016—Professor of History Marshall Eakin has received the 2016 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award. The alumni association's board of directors selected Eakin for his significant contributions to educational programming as a speaker for Commodore Classrooms and the Vanderbilt Travel Program.
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. 12, 2016—A longtime vice chancellor and general counsel who cared deeply about Vanderbilt's integrity and reputation has died at the age of 75.