Winter 2016

An Embarrassment of Riches: M.F.A. Program Nurtures Literary Talent

An Embarrassment of Riches: M.F.A. Program Nurtures Literary Talent

What’s remarkable about the M.F.A. program at Vanderbilt is that, although it’s among the best in the nation, it’s not cutthroat like other highly regarded programs. In fact, Vanderbilt has adopted a model that seems the very opposite—one that fosters a tight-knit community based on feelings of cooperation and unity.

A Plan for All Seasons: Vanderbilt Explores Land-Use Plan That Drives Its Mission

A Plan for All Seasons: Vanderbilt Explores Land-Use Plan That Drives Its Mission

With the completion of several major projects in recent years like The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, the Student Life Center, Warren and Moore colleges—along with the new Engineering and Science Building, now nearing completion—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain says several factors make this is an ideal time to embark on a new land-use plan.

Law 2.0: Vanderbilt Law School Innovates to Stay Ahead

Law 2.0: Vanderbilt Law School Innovates to Stay Ahead

Traditional players in the legal industry continue to face significant challenges in adapting to the new terrain after the Great Recession. But at the same time, the shifting landscape has created substantial opportunities for new kinds of players—especially those with a technology focus.

Recent Books, Winter 2016

Recent Books, Winter 2016

The latest offerings from Vanderbilt writers

DANIEL DUBOIS

Bright Spot: The Biophotonics Center Shines Light on the Intersection of Physics, Engineering and Medicine

The Biophotonics Center is a state-of-the-art laser laboratory that serves as a kind of hub of cross-disciplinary research at Vanderbilt. Forty faculty members from across the university and VUMC—working on topics ranging from astrophysics to cancer treatments—have an affiliation with the center.