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Law School Alumnus Elected Texas Governor

Law School Alumnus Elected Texas Governor

Greg Abbott, JD’84, was elected governor of our nation’s second most populous state Nov. 4.

Blair School Welcomes New Legacy Instrument

Blair School Welcomes New Legacy Instrument

A brand-new pipe organ, built in the style of 18th-century Central German organs similar to those Bach knew, has been installed in the Blair School of Music’s Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall.

Cardio-Oncology Program Focuses on Effects of Cancer Therapy on the Heart

Cardio-Oncology Program Focuses on Effects of Cancer Therapy on the Heart

The Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology program has fostered a collaborative relationship combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists to understand effects of cancer therapy on the heart.

Students gather at the Bishop 
Joseph Johnson Black Cultural 
Center in September for a social 
event, hosted by seven university 
offices, celebrating Vanderbilt’s 
diversity. (DANIEL DUBOIS)

AVBA and Black Cultural Center Celebrate 30 Years

Both the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni (AVBA) recognized 30th anniversaries in 2014.

Bruce and Vicki Heyman (© CHRIS WATTIE/REUTERS/CORBIS)

From Vanderbilt to Vancouver, Bruce and Vicki Heyman Tackle Challenges as a Team

When Bruce Heyman was asked to serve as U.S. ambassador to Canada, he and his wife, Vicki, were ready for the challenge.

Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

Aerospace Club Wins NASA Rocketry Competition

For the second year in a row, students from Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club won NASA’s annual Student Launch rocketry competition, beating out teams from 31 other universities, including Cornell, Northwestern and Notre Dame.

Elsie Quarterman in the Middle Tennessee cedar glades, 1948

Quarterman Was More Than a Biology Professor and Ecologist

The contributions of Quarterman and her graduate students to our understanding of the Middle Tennessee cedar glade ecosystem and the comeback of the critically endangered Tennessee coneflower are just part of her well-deserved legacy.

John Seigenthaler: Champion  of the First Amendment

John Seigenthaler: Champion of the First Amendment

John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations.

Lee Ann Hawkins and her family celebrate the Commodores’ win at the College World Series in June. Pictured from left are Julia Ann Hawkins, MEd’03, MSN’07; Elizabeth Hawkins, BA’86; Bill Hawkins, BS’82; Lee Ann Hawkins; Paul Benny Jr.; and Charlie Hawkins, who is a first-year student at Vanderbilt. (COURTESY THE HAWKINS FAMILY)

From College Crush to the College World Series, Lee Ann Hawkins Adores the ’Dores

As a first-year student at Vanderbilt in 1951, Lee Ann Allen sat on the hillside and watched senior Charlie Hawkins pitch for the Commodores. There were no dugouts and no stands, just simple wooden benches for each team. She fell in love with Charlie—Vanderbilt’s first All-SEC baseball player—and then with Vanderbilt baseball.

CHANCELLOR NICHOLAS S. ZEPPOS (JOE HOWELL)

Academic Strategic Plan Charts Vanderbilt’s Course

Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, which will guide university investments in faculty recruitment, capital planning, academic programs and philanthropic priorities during the next decade, was unveiled by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Aug. 21 at the Fall Faculty Assembly.