Belmont University has unveiled a visually fascinating video presentation of its Wedgewood Academic Center under construction at the southeast corner of the Wedgewood and 15th avenues intersection. ESa is designing the building — and skillfully crafted the video with a 3D vibe.
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nick Zeppos last week said his administration plans to make their elite MD/PhD training program the largest in the country. Such education tracks are funded with the help of the National Institutes of Health.
Check out this tastefully created video of the under-construction $25 million Cal Turner Family Center on the Meharry Medical College campus. The center will house a 500-seat auditorium, a ballroom, study and classroom space, a food court and a visitor’s center.
The 80,000-square-foot building, to be located at 21st Avenue North and Alameda Street, is Meharry's largest construction project in more than 30 years and is slated to open in the summer of 2014.
The Nashville office of Moody Nolan Inc., which crafted the video, is handling design work. Read more about the project here.
The Vanderbilt University School of Divinity has landed a $300,000 grant from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
VU will use the grant to expand religious training about issues concerning gender and sexuality. Read more here at MyVu.
Jackson National Life Insurance, which runs a regional headquarters in Cool Springs, is giving Lipscomb University leaders a big help in building out their computing and informatics offerings by cutting a check to fund the launch of an information technology laboratory. The facility will help Lipscomb model how IT is used in corporate settings, including via analytics and data mining.
The fundraising campaign to complete the ITM lab is ongoing. The Jackson donation will go toward the purchase of a server for virtualization, said SCI director Fortune Mhlanga. Additional equipment needed for the lab includes Windows OS and software licensing, a server UPS and switch, device switches and cabling, student laptops, LCD displays and virtualization software licensing.
Former Trevecca Nazarene University President Millard Reed died Thursday morning after battling illness for several years. Reed led Trevecca from 1991 to 2005, saw enrollment grow from fewer than 1,400 students to more than 2,000 and moved the university forward on a number of levels.
Endowment grew from less than one million dollars to $13.1 million, and equity quadrupled. The university was granted level-V status and began offering the doctorate in education. The Celebrate the Century Campaign raised $28.5 million, the largest capital campaign in the history of the university. Nine acres were added to the campus, the Mackey Building was renovated, and a new entryway was added to the campus.
A memorial service for Reed will be held Dec. 30 at 5 p.m. at Nashville First Church of the Nazarene at 510 Woodland St. In lieu of flowers, gifts and memorials should be directed to the Millard and Barbara Reed Scholarship Fund at Trevecca.