GCR Blog

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    Vanderbilt Community Impact Fund introduces new streamlined application process

    Vanderbilt University is excited to announce a significant enhancement to the application process for the Community Impact Fund. Effective June 2024, all funding requests must be submitted through our new online portal. This streamlined approach aims to provide a more efficient and accessible experience for our dedicated local nonprofit partners. Read More

    Jun. 24, 2024

  • ON THE HILL, Invest. Engage. Influence.

    On the Hill – Issue 12

    ON THE HILL is a biannual report produced by the Division of Government and Community Relations summarizing activity at all three levels of government, as outlined by the Vanderbilt Federal Relations, State Government Relations, and Local Government Relations teams. Read More

    Apr. 25, 2024

  • Vanderbilt students Laurel Bellocchio, Audrey Arner and Logan Northcutt outside the U.S. Capitol

    Vanderbilt students explore STEM policy in Washington, D.C.

    Three Vanderbilt graduate students traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop. The program provides an opportunity for students from around the country to learn from experts about the role of science in policymaking and the federal policy-making process. The Vanderbilt Office of Federal Relations has been sponsoring graduate students to participate in the AAAS CASE workshop for a decade. Read More

    Apr. 24, 2024

  • Zulfat Suara, Delishia Porterfield, Angie Henderson, Quin Evans Segall

    Vanderbilt, Metro Council, highlight the achievements and journeys of women in government

    Vanderbilt celebrated Women's History Month with "A League of Our Own," a panel featuring the women leading the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Vice Mayor Angie Henderson and At-Large Council Members Delishia Porterfield, Quin Evans Segall, Olivia Hill and Zulfat Suara shared insights on their rise to leadership positions in public service and how they have navigated gender bias throughout their careers. Read More

    Mar. 25, 2024

  • Pearl High School alumni engage in a panel discussion on stage at the Nashville Public Library

    Exploring Nashville’s rich diversity: A historical journey with Vanderbilt University and Nashville Public Library

    Nashville, a city with a vibrant history, is taking a deep dive into its diverse roots through a compelling event series hosted by Vanderbilt University and Nashville Public Library Special Collections. This initiative, titled "Then and Now: The History of Minority Communities in Nashville," delves into the history of various communities that contribute to the rich tapestry of Nashville. Read More

    Jan. 23, 2024

  • photo from Tina Turner musical performance, InsideOut Lunchtime Preview presented by V150 Vanderbilt University

    Experience the arts: Vanderbilt and TPAC’s InsideOut Engagement series

    Join us this winter and spring for an exciting series of InsideOut Engagement events presented by the Vanderbilt University in collaboration with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Read More

    Jan. 22, 2024

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    Vanderbilt showcases AI research and expertise at campus-based congressional briefing

    The Office of Federal Relations hosted Tennessee-based congressional staff from the offices of Sen. Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Bill Hagerty, BA’81, JD’84, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Rep. Andy Ogles, Rep. John Rose, JD'93, Rep. Mark Green and Rep. David Kustoff on campus for a briefing on artificial intelligence research at Vanderbilt University. At this event, leaders and experts from Vanderbilt showcased the university’s pioneering work in the field. Read More

    Dec. 15, 2023

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    Vanderbilt Brain Institute briefs congressional staff on the effects of stress on the brain

    Earlier this month the Office of Federal Relations hosted a congressional briefing featuring Vanderbilt Brain Institute Barlow Family Director Lisa Monteggia who presented on the effects of stress on the brain and body. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2023

  • British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier

    Vanderbilt University welcomes British Ambassador Dame Karen Pierce

    On the evening of October 23, Vanderbilt had the privilege of hosting an illuminating fireside chat featuring Dame Karen Pierce, the British ambassador to the United States, and Morgan Ortagus, former spokesperson for the United States Department of State. Read More

    Nov. 9, 2023

  • Dr. Adrienne Battle, Toni White and Mayor Freddie O’Connell (photo credit: Joe Howell)

    Vanderbilt collaborates with NPEF to celebrate Nashville’s outstanding educators

    In a celebration of teaching excellence, Vanderbilt University recently hosted the annual Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards in partnership with the Nashville Public Education Foundation (NPEF). The event recognized the outstanding dedication of educators in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) who go above and beyond to ensure every student’s success. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2023