Vanderbilt University will appear before the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, Feb. 6, to request a height variance for a proposed engineering research building. VU wants to break ground on the facility this summer.
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WGU Tennessee will in April launch a new online master’s degree program in management and leadership to cater to mid-career professionals looking to sharpen their performance. The year-old college is sweetening the pot a bit with scholarships worth $2,000 over the program's four terms.
“This curriculum is designed to equip working adults with the leadership and organizational skills they need to manage and lead effectively,” WGU Tennessee’s chancellor, Dr. Kim Estep, said. “In order to be competitive in today’s business world, leaders must have strategic management skills, know how to develop high-performance teams, and create change.”
The leadership of Vanderbilt University on Friday said it has promoted the chief of its police department to associate vice chancellor and two executives in its Division of Finance to assistant vice chancellor. Police Chief August Washington, left in the photos below, has been at Vanderbilt since mid-2009, arriving from the University of Tennessee, and has been in law enforcement for 35 years. In VU's finance group, Deborah Janke and Shanmuga Sundaram have been named assistant vice chancellor for finance and IT and finance and administration, respectively. Both promotions are effective Feb. 1.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine announced today that Dr. Andre L. Churchwell has been named senior associate dean for diversity affairs.
Previously the associate dean for diversity at VUSM, Churchwell is also a professor of medicine in cardiology, biomedical engineering and radiology and radiologic sciences.
Churchwell graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt in 1975 with a degree in engineering and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. Read more here.
A Vanderbilt University study has found that educational programming is minimally effective for children unless parents watch too. The study, conducted by then-doctoral student Gabrielle Strouse under the direction Georgene Troseth (pictured), associate professor of psychology at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is published in the December 2014 issue of Developmental Psychology. Read more here.