Feb. 28, 2019—Kyla Terhune, associate professor of surgery and director of the Surgery Residency Training Program in the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named vice president for educational affairs for VUMC and associate dean for graduate medical education for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective July 1.
Feb. 22, 2019—Gianna Mosser has been named director of Vanderbilt University Press, where she will work with key partners to develop a new strategic vision for the university's publishing arm.
Feb. 11, 2019—Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.
Feb. 8, 2019—Holly Tucker, a professor of French and acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.
Feb. 8, 2019—Ruby Z. Shellaway, an experienced attorney who has held key roles in higher education, federal government and in the private sector, has been named vice chancellor, general counsel and university secretary at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Feb. 1, 2019—Yvonne Young Clark was the first woman to earn a master’s degree in engineering management from Vanderbilt and the first woman to serve as a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University.
Jan. 31, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, will give a talk titled "Enough: Imagining a Political Culture of Worthiness in the United States" beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124.
Jan. 30, 2019—Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.
Jan. 30, 2019—A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.
Jan. 22, 2019—Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.
Jan. 21, 2019—During its January meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Robert Penn Warren Center Executive Director Mona Frederick and learned about the fascinating ties between the center’s office space and Stella Scott Vaughn, an important figure in Vanderbilt University history.