Year in Review 2016
Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife Marieke that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.
Dec. 16, 2016—Artificial kidneys, gay-straight alliances and junkyard batteries captured readers' attention in 2016.
Dec. 15, 2016—Ronald David Alvarez, M.D., Ellen Gregg Shook Culverhouse Chair in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Alvarez succeeded Howard Jones III, M.D., Betty...
Dec. 15, 2016—Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) placed highly in several national rankings, including the various rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report during the past year.
Dec. 15, 2016—The following is a roundup of the news that made headlines at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2016.
Dec. 14, 2016—More than 650 faculty, students, staff and trustees have participated in FutureVU, the university’s land use planning process, since its launch this fall, with multiple working groups forming now.
Vanderbilt joins new alliance to expand access and opportunity to higher education for 50,000 talented students from lower-income families
Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt University joined 30 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities today in a new initiative to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s top-performing undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.
Dec. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has accepted an invitation to face North Carolina State of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 41st Camping World Independence Bowl on Monday, Dec. 26, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Nov. 30, 2016—Tennessee joins California to become only the second American state memorialized in the periodic table of elements.
Nov. 18, 2016—The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.
Nov. 2, 2016—Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university's long-range vision to advance teaching and research.