Fall 2017

Recent Books, Fall 2017

Recent Books, Fall 2017

Rocky Boyer’s War: An Unvarnished History of the Air Blitz that Won the War in the Southwest Pacific (2017, Naval Institute Press) by Allen D. Boyer, BA’78 In Rocky Boyer’s War, Allen Boyer offers a wry, keen-eyed, and occasionally disgruntled counterpoint history of the hard-fought, brilliant campaign that won WorldRead More

Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

In this feature, Vanderbilt Magazine highlights just a few of the wide-ranging research endeavors being undertaken by the university’s current chair holders—from the creation of low-cost, potentially lifesaving materials that can warn of structural failures to discoveries explaining the mechanisms of addiction.

Welcomed Change: Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, is transforming Ithaca College—and higher education—in her new role as president

Welcomed Change: Shirley M. Collado, BS’94, is transforming Ithaca College—and higher education—in her new role as president

Collado represents a distinct departure from earlier presidents at Ithaca. For one, she is the first person of color to head the college—in fact, she is the first Dominican–American in the history of higher education to lead any four-year institution.

The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

The Art of Teaching: Peabody College amassed an impressive fine arts collection before joining Vanderbilt

By Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81   When George Peabody College for Teachers merged with Vanderbilt University in 1979, the agreement came with a little-known perk: The school had acquired a sizable collection of art stored in a basement vault at Cohen Memorial Hall. With more than 1,000 works, the PeabodyRead More

Open for Business: University launches unique undergraduate business minor

Open for Business: University launches unique undergraduate business minor

After four years of planning, a committee led by Susan R. Wente, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, designed a business curriculum that builds upon the achievements of the Managerial Studies program by drawing on strengths from across Vanderbilt.