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Statement from Vice Provost for Academic Advancement William H. Robinson regarding the violence against Black people

Jun. 5, 2020—The untimely and violent death of George Floyd has weighed heavily on my mind, as it has for many members of our community. It has brought up a confluence of feelings, memories and responses—from friends, scholars, colleagues and certainly within myself. Mr. Floyd’s death has also served as a “clarion call”—an unmissable sign that indicates...

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Data Science Institute welcomes 18 undergraduate fellows for virtual summer research

Jun. 5, 2020—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its second cohort of summer research fellows on June 1. The DSI Summer Research Program engages students who are interested in carrying out data science-related research with a Vanderbilt faculty member and integrates them into the institute’s community of data science scholars. This year the program is expanding its...

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Julianne Vernon named engineering school’s interim associate dean for academic success

Jun. 4, 2020—Julianne Vernon has been appointed interim associate dean for academic success in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering by Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering. She fills a role previously held by William H. Robinson, who has been appointed the university’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office...

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence (Vanderbilt University) Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence. Robinson, who most...

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New grad on #VU2020 committee helps plan celebrations now and for 2021

May. 14, 2020—When Jack Ke Ding dreamed of celebrating his degree in civil and environmental engineering from Vanderbilt, the health and safety constraints of COVID-19 never came to mind. Now he and a volunteer team of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with university leadership, are leading the planning for this year’s virtual celebrations and the in-person...

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Day of Wond’ry virtual event is May 22

May. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, the Wond’ry, has planned a daylong event Friday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT to demonstrate how it has transitioned to remote work but continued to promote innovating and creating. While all Wond’ry spaces and makerspaces are closed until further notice, events have been moved to virtual environments. Day...

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Collaborative project from VU and VUMC improves intubation box safety for COVID-19 caregivers

May. 12, 2020—As hospital and health care staff across the country continue learning more about the transmission and spread of COVID-19, caregivers for coronavirus patients continue adapting to the changing needs and best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE). Now, a new collaborative project from clinicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery...

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Two engineering professors granted emeritus titles

May. 11, 2020—Two esteemed professors in the School of Engineering have been honored for their years of service and Vanderbilt University has bestowed on them the title of emeritus faculty. K. Arthur Overholser is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, and Prodyot (P.K.) Basu is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus. A faculty member...

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