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Seeds of Our Destruction

Seeds of Our Destruction

The installation “How to Build a Forest”—built during the course of two days in March in Neely Auditorium by a group of artists, students and anyone who wanted to join in—was a reminder about the world’s interconnectedness.

Runner’s High

Runner’s High

Andrea McDermott Sanders, MEd’06, has run in 10 consecutive Music City Marathons to raise money for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. Her inspiration? A young man with Down syndrome named William Spickard.

Recent Books

Recent Books

The latest nonfiction and fiction offerings from Vanderbilt writers

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

When Sidney DeLair, BA’75, arrived home for his father’s funeral, his mother pulled out a worn silver pocket watch and handed it to him. He already had been told the story behind the watch many times, and he loved what it represented.

 

Other News

Readers’ Letters

Readers’ Letters

Vanderbilt Magazine’s format is beautiful, the pictures amazing, and the articles are timely, interesting and well written. I look forward to reading it.

Star-Spangled Brass

Star-Spangled Brass

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, Steven Smartt, BME’71, MME’72, aims to play the national anthem 100 times at public events this year.

Tall Order

Tall Order

Professor Doug Adams directs a new School of Engineering lab that allows researchers and students to test advanced sensor systems that can rapidly detect early signs of failure in aircraft, automobiles and wind turbines.

An effective problem solver in business, government, community and nonprofit arenas, Francis Guess has served a lifetime promoting human-rights issues. (JOHN RUSSELL)

Doors Wide Open

Recently, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee awarded Francis Guess, MBM’74, its annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award, adding him to a roster of honorees that includes John Seigenthaler, Martha Ingram, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, ’82

Travis Geisler looks under the hood of Brad Keselowski’s Ford Fusion before the start of the Toyota Owners 400 in Richmond, Va. (© 2014 BRIAN CZOBAT/AUTOSTOCK USA/RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY)

Victory Lane

For as long as Travis Geisler, BE’03, can remember, auto racing has been an integral part of his life. Today he serves as competition director for Team Penske, a racing organization based near Charlotte, N.C.