Vanderbilt, professor face discrimination suit

Former assistant prof alleges tenure denial, termination based on race, national origin
Jan 27, 2011 4:55 PM

Haslam in no hurry to merge higher ed

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's not inclined to follow predecessor Phil Bredesen's floated plan to merge the University of Tennessee and the Board of Regents systems, but instead wants to focus on streamlining curricula at the state's universities.
“While there are some dollars involved there – big dollars – it doesn’t come near the scope of what I think we can address by saying, ‘what should each individual school be?’”
Jan 27, 2011 7:56 AM

Meharry gets $10K scholarship award

Meharry Medical College is getting a $10,000 scholarship from the United Food and Commercial Workers union. Meharry and Howard University College of Medicine were selected by the trustees of the Patrick E. Gorman Scholarship Fund for the scholarships, which will be awarded to students in financial need.
Jan 25, 2011 2:33 PM

A Century of Striving

Nashville School of Law marks 100 years of legal education for working people
Jan 24, 2011 2:50 PM

Vanderbilt nursing school partners with Cali company

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is partnering with San Diego-based e-learning company Essential Learning and University Community Health Services Community Partnership (UCHS) in Tennessee to develop online courses for staff in primary care settings and community health organizations. The classes will focus on trends and needs of staff providing care in medically underserved communities.
“Vanderbilt School of Nursing and UCHS are highly respected institutions that are nationally recognized for their clinical excellence. Additionally, they operate their own Community Health Center which gives them keen insight into the training needs of staff,” said Sue Erskine, CEO of Essential Learning. “As health care reform moves forward, community health care organizations are a major component in the system being created. We will continue to assist these organizations through the provision of the highest quality staff training in a cost effective e-learning delivery system.”
Jan 17, 2011 2:07 PM

Waller Lansden creates UT law scholarship

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis is creating a $100,000 endowment to fund a diversity scholarship for the University of Tennessee College of Law. The News Sentinel reports the law firm will announce the gift today. The endowment, being created in memory of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., will cover the first year of a full three-year scholarship, renewable each year.
Jan 13, 2011 8:12 AM

Meharry names dentistry dean

Southerland leaves University of North Carolina, starts in Nashville March 1
Jan 12, 2011 5:07 PM

Social Security expert joins Nashville School of Law faculty

Instructor was most recently manager at claims services company
Jan 11, 2011 2:20 PM

What the Recovery Act can do for VU

Vanderbilt University has received more than $148 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the last 18 months, according to The Reporter. The money — received int he form of 246 two-year grants to more than 200 Vanderbilt researchers — has been used to buy major equipment, hire additional staff and accelerate research.
Much of the Vanderbilt money is being invested in infrastructure, including $8.6 million for “advanced genomics” technologies, and nearly $4 million for an ultra-high field NMR spectrometer to study complex protein structures. Another big chunk supports team science: nearly $8 million for Vanderbilt's coordination of a world-wide consortium that is developing cell-based therapies for diabetes and millions more to Vanderbilt and several other universities to probe the genetic “architecture” of autism.
Jan 7, 2011 1:51 PM

Ingram library unit scores Singapore, Russia deals

Coutts Information Services, one of the Ingram Content units that work with libraries, has won contracts to work with young management schools in Singapore and Russia. For the former, it's focused on e-book procurement, while the Moscow program is more traditional.
Jan 6, 2011 9:50 AM