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Emilie M. Townes reappointed dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School

Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.


Senior Day address by Amal Clooney open to all VU students, faculty and staff

The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to hear British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney speak beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 10, in Memorial Gym. Clooney will receive Vanderbilt’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she addresses graduating seniors, their families and other members of campus during Senior Day.


Provost-appointed committee releases programmatic vision for residential colleges

A renewed programmatic vision for Vanderbilt’s residential college system broadens and enriches the residential education experience for students, faculty and staff.


New integrated library system to make searches faster, more robust

Library users will find searches faster and easier when a new system debuts this summer in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries.


A disturbing find in Peru, our obsession with Mars, more in weekly roundup of news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of April 30.



Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements at Vanderbilt.


Class of 2018: Samantha Long sings with body and soul

Samantha Long, who is majoring in musical arts (voice) at Blair School of Music, came to Nashville with many interests, not certain if music would be her path. But after doing a bit of searching, she found that singing was still her passion.


Class of 2018: Josh Fleck is giving greater mobility to people with disabilities

As a high school student, Josh Fleck knew he wanted to research and develop robotic prosthetic devices. At Vanderbilt, the mechanical engineering major has spent the past three years in Assistant Professor Karl Zelik’s Biomechanics and Assistive Technology Lab immersing himself in research.


Donation, recycling options expanded for Earth Friendly Move-Out

Just in time for student Move-Out and spring cleaning of offices, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded until May 12.


Perry Wallace’s story to reach new audiences through Nashville Film Festival

“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” will be screened at this year’s Nashville Film Festival on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12.


External funding database to transition June 30; training session set for May 23

The database through which Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate students can learn about external funding opportunities is transitioning from ProQuest Pivot to InfoEd Global SPIN, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Corporate and Foundation Relations has announced.


Vanderbilt Libraries to host ‘Cultural Heritage in the Age of Big Data’ symposium June 1

Vanderbilt University Libraries’ annual cultural heritage symposium June 1 will explore the ethical dimensions of digital scholarship.


Applications now being accepted for ‘Business of VU’ course

After a successful launch last fall, the Business of VU program is preparing to welcome the next cohort in fall 2018. Learn more about the program and apply now for participation this fall.


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Expert: Autonomous vehicles could help traffic, but not anytime soon

Engineer Dan Work says his promising research shows adding autonomous vehicles to roadways could end the stop-and-go traffic that drives commuters insane.


Research News @Vanderbilt


May 7 — 4 p.m.
Senior Art Show 2018

May 7 — 7:30 p.m.
Curb Youth Symphony

May 8 — Noon
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

May 8 — 7:30 p.m.
Nashville Youth Repertory Orchestra, Youth Strings Orchestras, Reading Orchestra and Beginning Reading Orchestra

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