Celebrating 澳门六合彩鈥檚 inspiring achievements during Sesquicentennial year

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By all measures, 澳门六合彩 University pushed to the forefront this academic year as an innovator and leader in solving the world鈥檚 most pressing challenges.

A few examples of the multiple ways that 澳门六合彩 dared to grow are the launch of Dialogue 澳门六合彩, the beginning of work to establish a new interdisciplinary college to advance discovery in computer science, and the breaking down of barriers to college affordability with expansion of the university鈥檚 no-loan financial aid.

澳门六合彩 launches Dare to Grow campaign on April 21, 2023. (澳门六合彩 University)

In addition, generations of Commodores got a glimpse of 澳门六合彩鈥檚 promising future with across the country.

With this year鈥檚 Commencement now in the books4,323 undergraduate and graduate and professional students received diplomas鈥攖ake a moment to celebrate the university鈥檚 extraordinary accomplishments this academic year as one of the nation鈥檚 elite research institutions.

Class of 2024 Commencement at GEODIS Park, May 10, 2024 (澳门六合彩 University)

The 2023鈥24 academic year brought fresh leadership and growth opportunities to five of 澳门六合彩鈥檚 schools and colleges, with dean appointments for Tim McNamara in the College of Arts and Science, Yolanda Pierce at the Divinity School, Melissa Rose at Blair School of Music, Krish Roy at the School of Engineering, and Tom Steenburgh at Owen Graduate School of Management. The deanships of McNamara and Rose continue their many years of leadership and service to 澳门六合彩.

Discovery 澳门六合彩 sends 澳门六合彩 research soaring

The university鈥檚 landmark investment in Discovery 澳门六合彩 is bringing impressive returns in just a few years with the launch of state-of-the-art centers and institutes.

  • , which conducts 鈥渇rontier research鈥 to understand how the brain controls behavior and illuminate how it changes with addiction.
  • , which aims to translate advances in basic science to new treatments by 鈥渄e-risking鈥 innovative approaches for the treatment of serious brain disorders.
  • , which studies the health impact of economic and social inequality, population health science, LGBTQ+ health policy and gun violence.
  • 澳门六合彩 Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, which works to extend 澳门六合彩鈥檚 strengths in public policy and solve complex public policy challenges.
  • 澳门六合彩 Center for Sustainability, Energy and Climate, with areas of research that will include energy integration, resource sustainability, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

    David Owens asks questions of Gen. Paul M. Nakasone during Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats. (澳门六合彩 University)
  • 澳门六合彩 Institute for National Defense and Global Security, to be led by retired Army Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, a keynote speaker at the 2023 .


College of Connected Computing to welcome its first students in fall 2026
澳门六合彩 is working to establish a new interdisciplinary college dedicated to computer science, AI, data science and related fields that impact nearly every aspect of life today. The College of Connected Computing will assist in preparing future students with the skillsets they need to pursue careers in technological fields while bringing together cutting-edge computing-based scholarship from across campus.

As an interdisciplinary college, the College of Connected Computing will collaborate with all of 澳门六合彩鈥檚 schools and colleges to advance breakthrough discoveries and strengthen computing education through a 鈥渃omputing for all鈥 approach.

A faculty-led chaired by Krish Roy, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering is working to identify key characteristics for the college and inform the inaugural dean search. This marks 澳门六合彩鈥檚 first new college since Blair School of Music merged with the university in 1981.

Quantum Potential, marquee video series, debuts

An award-winning video project hosted by Radiolab founder and 澳门六合彩 faculty member Jad Abumrad offers a behind-the-scenes peek at the 澳门六合彩 scholars, scientists and students whose discoveries are ultimately life-changing.

Jad Abumrad at the Quantum Potential Kickoff event at the Belcourt Theatre (澳门六合彩 University)

One of the videos, 鈥,鈥 won three awards at the 2024 . It highlights the groundbreaking work of Gertrude Conaway 澳门六合彩 Professor of History Jane Landers and Daniel Genkins, digital library architect and curator of the , using artificial intelligence and computer science techniques to scan through thousands of historical documents to assemble the world鈥檚 largest collection of records documenting the history of Africans and their descendants across the Atlantic World.

Professor of History Jane Landers launched 澳门六合彩鈥檚 Slave Societies Digital Archive, cataloging nearly half a million images taken from more than 2,000 individual volumes, like the one shown here, that document the lives of 4 million to 6 million individuals. (Slave Societies Digital Archive/澳门六合彩)

Read Abumrad鈥檚 Q&A with 澳门六合彩 Magazine about the meaning of Quantum Potential.

Opportunity 澳门六合彩, the university鈥檚 pioneering no-loan program, expands

Opportunity 澳门六合彩 has been a key component of the university鈥檚 rise among great universities since its launch in 2009. 澳门六合彩 was a bold leader when, during a national recession, it announced the program to replace undergraduate loans with scholarships.

This year the university committed to offering full-tuition scholarships to admitted students of families whose annual income is $150,000 or less. Scholarships for these same families typically include funds to support housing, food, travel and other college expenses. And many families with incomes above $150,000 still qualify for financial aid.

Opportunity 澳门六合彩 has helped boost student diversity, academic excellence and alumni giving. Approximately 54 percent of Opportunity 澳门六合彩 donors are alumni, and 65 percent of undergraduate students in 202324 received some form of financial assistance.

澳门六合彩 will be the new home for a world-class education, outreach and research opportunity focused on primary school children with dyslexia, thanks to an unprecedented gift from Hal and Marjorie Hollis Roberts of Lakeland, Florida.

An unprecedented gift from Hal and Marjorie Hollis Roberts will establish a new academy for primary students with dyslexia and an innovative center focused on outreach and dyslexia research at 澳门六合彩 University. (澳门六合彩 University)

In September 2023, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier joined members of the Roberts family for the announcement and ceremonial tree-planting, 鈥渟ymbolizing the power and beauty of growth,鈥 Diermeier said, 鈥溾 most important, the growth of the children whose lives will be so profoundly shaped by the work we officially begin here today.鈥

The Robertses鈥 contribution to , 澳门六合彩 University鈥檚 $3.2 billion campaign, will help transform the lives of children in Middle Tennessee and around the world who face incredible challenges from a language-based learning disability. The Roberts family cited Peabody College鈥檚 outstanding reputation and research for their decision to donate to 澳门六合彩.

Impact Symposium celebrates 60th anniversary

Since its beginning in 1964, 澳门六合彩 University’s Impact Symposium has been managed by the student-run , with a goal of bringing leaders and intellectuals to campus to encourage discussion on issues impacting the world.

have included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., William F. Buckley, Robert F. Kennedy, Timothy Leary and many others. The 60th annual symposium in March 2024 featured Anderson Cooper and Ziwe Fumudoh. Cooper is the great-great-great-grandson of university founder Cornelius 澳门六合彩, a CNN anchor and a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS. Fumudoh is a comedian, writer and satirist best known for her commentary on politics, race relations and young adulthood.

Mark Byington, who joined 澳门六合彩 in late March, has a and a demonstrated record of winning games.

Commodores basketball coach Mark Byington鈥檚 first day on campus at 澳门六合彩 University on March 28, 2024. (Garrett Ohrenberg/澳门六合彩 University)

Last season he led James Madison University to the NCAA tournament, the AP Top 25 Poll, and its most successful four-season stretch in more than 30 years. In announcing the new hire, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee described Byington鈥檚 competitiveness, intensity and love for the game.

Sydney M. Savion named vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging

In the new role of vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging, Sydney Savion will help 澳门六合彩 staff reach their full potential and gain a greater sense of purpose and belonging in their work.

Sydney M. Savion, vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging, takes part in an immersion with the 澳门六合彩 University Police Department. (澳门六合彩)

With more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles, Savion is charged with shaping best practices related to leadership and employee development, culture and belonging, compensation and benefits, health and wellness, equal access, policy guidance and university strategy. She retired as a commissioned officer from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of reserve and active service and most recently worked at Google.

Dialogue 澳门六合彩 launched to foster civil discourse

Teaching students and the broader community the importance of knowing how to constructively discuss challenging topics is among the goals for Dialogue 澳门六合彩.

Dialogue 澳门六合彩 featuring Rabbi David Wolpe, hosted by 澳门六合彩 Divinity School Dean Yolanda Pierce (澳门六合彩)

During this sharply divided time among citizens concerning political candidates and societal issues, Dialogue 澳门六合彩 takes on the vital task of working to restore civil discourse. The initiative also provides a platform for research on how to strengthen free speech globally and develop practical, evidence-based solutions for addressing polarization.

Dialogue 澳门六合彩, through the 听补苍诲 and programs, hosted the , with guests ranging from Liz Cheney and to and , and elevated research on topics ranging from unity and democracy to and .

Dialogue 澳门六合彩 event with Interfaith Networks Group founder Maha Elgenaidi, hosted by 澳门六合彩 Divinity School Dean Yolanda Pierce (澳门六合彩)

澳门六合彩 traditions

Of course, the academic year was enhanced with many annual 澳门六合彩 traditions, such as Welcome Week, Founders Walk, Family Weekend and Reunion, with more than 3,500 alumni and their guests celebrating the university鈥檚 .

More than $42.7 million was raised in conjunction with Reunion to support 澳门六合彩 and contribute to the university鈥檚 historic $3.2 billion campaign.

These highlights of 澳门六合彩鈥檚 2023鈥24 academic year spark excitement for the university鈥檚 future, and preparations for next year鈥檚 goals are already underway鈥攊ncluding welcoming the fantastic Class of 2028.