Keegan Fellows Embark on Year of Travel
New graduates Kathryn Moreadith and Rob Whiting are spending a year traveling the world as recipients of the university’s Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship.
Moreadith graduated in May from the Blair School of Music with majors in composition/theory and East Asian studies and minors in piano performance and Chinese. She will spend her year studying how music is incorporated into cultural practices of disparate regions of the world.
Whiting, who graduated in May from the College of Arts and Science with majors in economics and East Asian studies, plans to study how poverty differs across nations, and what approaches are being applied to combat it.
Galloway Leads National Engineering Body
Kenneth Galloway, dean of Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering, has been elected by his national peers to a two-year term as chair of the Engineering Deans Council Executive Board. The council includes more than 300 engineering deans across the United States and is one of the leadership organizations of the American Society for Engineering Education.
It’s Good to Be Queen
Vanderbilt junior Amelie Munro Brown was selected as the 2009 Mardi Gras Queen of Carnival in New Orleans. The Louisiana native is an art history major who also enjoys white-water canoeing, rock climbing, hiking, soccer and horseback riding.