Winter 2013

Richard Danielpour, standing, rehearses with Blair School of Music Dean Mark Wait at the piano prior to the debut of Danielpour's Dec. 4 premiere of 12 new piano  études. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

The Piano Man

PHOTO: Richard Danielpour, standing, rehearses with Blair School of Music Dean Mark Wait at the piano prior to the debut of Danielpour’s Dec. 4 premiere of 12 new piano études. PHOTO BY JOHN RUSSELL   What are the odds a conversation about 12 new piano études will veer off toRead More

Mark Forrester (Hatcher & Fell)

Questions of Faith

The Rev. Mark Forrester, MDiv’83, has been named university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life. Forrester has been a United Methodist chaplain affiliated with Vanderbilt’s Office of Religious Life since 1994. He assumed the new role Sept. 1 at a critical point in religious life at Vanderbilt.Read More

Feature: Rescued Hearts

Feature: Rescued Hearts

BY KATHY WHITNEY HEART PHOTO BY ROBERT CLARK / INSTITUTE   A 53-year-old patient arrives at Vanderbilt University Hospital early one morning for a procedure to open up a blockage in his left anterior descending artery by placing a single stent to his heart via the radial artery in hisRead More

Roster: The Walk On

Roster: The Walk On

Four years ago Marc Panu walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team. He sweated through the sweltering summer training camp. He spent grueling hours lifting weights. He studied game plans and watched endless film. His reward was slow in coming. In 2009 he didn’t play at all. By 2010, though, theRead More

Landscape Shadows

Landscape Shadows

Most people think of printmaking as a means to multiples, but Nicole Pietrantoni, BS’03, uses the techniques of printmaking—specifically screen printing—as a means to an end. Pietrantoni, who won Vanderbilt’s prestigious Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award in 2003, screen-prints on acrylic plates, stacks the plates in various configurations and, byRead More