VUToday – Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Federal team investigating fatal Tennessee explosion
An explosion and fire at a Tennessee ammunition plant killed one person and injured three others. Craig Boerner, senior information officer, is quoted.
Reuters (United Kingdom): Micro-organs to shape the future of personalized medicine
Vanderbilt University researchers are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs called micro-organs that are being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology may provide doctors with a way to personalize treatment for patients. Lead researchers John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor, and John McLean, associate professor of chemistry, are quoted. The story was also posted on Yahoo! News and on AOL News.
NPR: Why mumps and measles can spread even when we are vaccinated
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, is interviewed about the recent outbreaks of mumps and measles and the effectiveness of vaccines.
Marketplace: ‘Consent is a fiction’ in consumer contracts
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is interviewed about how the arbitration clause inserted into consumer contracts has gained traction as a way for companies to avoid lawsuits.
The Tennessean: FAA: Air ambulances must improve safety
Under improved safety rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, air ambulances must take more safety precautions before taking off in bad weather and upgrade their flight equipment. Jeanne Yeatman, interim administrative director of emergency services, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Parnassus best-sellers
A spotlight on Vanderbilt alum and former Titan Jovan Haye’s memoir titled, “Bigger than Me” and is noted in the local bookseller’s number one slot.
The Tennessean: Ms. Cheap: Race to volunteer for Country Music Marathon
The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt will have its annual free Appalachian Celebration at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Ingram Hall.
The Tennessean: Drug Take Back event with recycling, shredding April 26
Dickson County Fairgrounds will be the site of the Drug Take Back event on April 26. Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing is noted as an event partner.
Nashville Scene: Nashville Film Festival 2014: Happy Valley and more opening night
Today is the opening day of the Nashville Film Festival. Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema is referenced as being an earlier location for the annual event is referenced.
Nashville Scene: Chef Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table wins Iron Fork 2014
Vanderbilt University’s Student Life Center hosted the annual Iron Fork 2014 competition among local chefs.
Nashville Scene: Billy Adair Memorial Concert featuring The Blair Big Band
Vanderbilt’s Blair Big Band and Nashville Jazz Orchestra will perform two separate memorial concert at Martha Rivers Ingram Hall as a tribute to the late Billy Adair, who led the Blair Big Band at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.
- Washington Post: Opinion: Can the Republican Party thrive on white identity?
- USA Today: Ohio mumps outbreak grows
- Bloomberg: How a 56-year-old engineer’s $45,000 loss spurred SEC probe
- ABC News: Your brain on electricity: Does it make you learn faster?
- ABC News: French lab loses SARS vials
- Tampa Bay Times: Study finds nicotine safe, helps in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
- The Tennessean: Vanderbilt program aims to help create healthier babies
- The Tennessean: Vanderbilt professor touts alternate way to finance college
- Public Radio Tulsa (Okla.): House will vote on changes to judicial nominating commission
- Chapter 16: Everyone wanting only the best
- Wall Street Journal: Opinion: A better way to finance that college degree
- Forbes: Chicago’s nifty pilot program to fix our student-loan mess
- Politifact: PunditFact fact-checks the April 13 news shows
- Newsweek: Solitude’s despair
- Scientific American: Synesthesia Helps Explain Mysterious Spelunker’s Illusion
- Bloomberg: Small U.S. colleges battle death spiral as enrollment drops
- Huffington Post: For some ICU patients, depression could manifest with physical symptoms
- U.S. News & World Report University Directory: 2U Ends Semester Online program
- USA Today: Conservatives owe much to Goldwater’s presidential bid.
- Science Daily: School violence intervention program effective in pilot study
- Government Executive: Why do Washington’s women leaders make less?
- The Money Times: Here’s why multitasking is a bad idea
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Permission to speak?: UT policy would restrict street preachers, others who want to speak on campus
- The Tennessean: Willie Geist, other journalists see industry in flux
- The Tennessean: NuSirt Sciences Inc. working on diabetes breakthrough
- The Tennessean: InvisionHeart gets cash infusion for life-saving device
- The Tennessean: Lifelong learning program takes root in Sumner County.
- The Tennessean: Diverse training can help young athletes build skills
- The Tennessean: Coaches asked to help stop violence against women
- Reuters: Video: Business: Brain clots meet their match with robot needle
- CNN: Flu drugs may not be worth stockpiling
- MSNBC: Women in politics: college edition – Vanderbilt University
- Red Orbit: Violence Intervention program effective in Vanderbilt pilot study
- MSN Arabia: Put on your thinking cap
- Latino Times: Diabetes researchers track cells’ ability to regenerate
- Go San Angelo Standard-Times (Texas) (subscription required): Stitches for healing
- Birmingham News: Immunizations will be discussed through a legal and ethical lens Friday at Samford University
- The Elk Valley Times (Fayetteville, Tenn.): Virtual Reality Simulator hones eye surgery skills
- The Tennessean: Festival season comes into full bloom
- The Tennessean: What volunteer has done most good in this community?
- The Tennessean: Former unpaid athletics intern sues Vanderbilt for pay
- Inside Vandy: Amy Wilcox: From Vanderbilt student to Rites artist
- Nashville Scene: Weekend round-up: Coachella style
- Nashville Scene: Changing the story: The evolution of media in print, on television and the Internet
- Nashville Post: Combs to serve as VU interim dean of libraries; Dowell to retire
- Wall Street Journal: Law blog: The Takeda verdict: Why the $9 billion award will likely shrink
- Scientific American: “Buzzing” the Brain to Speed Up Learning.
- Nature: Floods: Holding back the tide
- Science Codex: Violence intervention program effective in Vanderbilt pilot study
- Wilmington (Del.) News Journal: Cancer organization inaugurates new leadership
- The Tennessean: Mayor Dean names Amp panel members
- Nashville Scene: Swan song: After 42 years in Nashville, violinist Christian Teal calls it a career and presents his final concert at Blair
- Nashville Scene: A shared world
- Nashville Arts: Life imitates art, art imitates life
- The Tennessean: Death penalty’s cost goes on trial in Tennessee
- Nashville Scene: Feet Meet the Pavement
- The Tennessean: Maria Giordano: Change opens door to new possibilities
- New York Times: Music writer’s opus, now with sound
- Washington Post: Opinion: Rich people rule!
- The Atlantic: The legend of Vera Nabokov: Why writers pine for a do-it-all spouse
- Politico: Opinion: How to clean up American elections
- Marketing Week (UK): Getting to grip with the current buzz around digital
- City News Toronto: Obama’s new ambassador to Canada assumes post after nine-month delay
- Reuters: It takes villages: Boomers’ new retirement communities
- Nashville Post: Vanderbilt receives $5.5M integrative medicine grant
- The Tennessean: Media appeal ruling on Vanderbilt rape case records
- National Geographic: Innovators Project: Tom Dillehay
- Time: Missouri lawmakers attempt to nullify federal gun laws, again
- Associated Press: Education writers’ association honors top scribes
- HealthDay News: ICU-related depression often overlooked, study finds
- Nashville Post: VU making plans for $50M academic venture fund
- The Tennessean: Voucher plan short on private school partners, Vanderbilt study finds
- The Tennessean: Doctors challenge opt-out laws for childhood vaccines
- Nashville Post: Vanderbilt virologist to represent U.S. in global task force
- The New York Times: Research on children and math: underestimated and unchallenged
- The Observer (Notre Dame, Ind.): Concert to feature collegiate a capella groups
- Chapter 16: A deliberate life
- The Tennessean: ‘History’s Shadow’ looms over Vanderbilt exhibit
- Nashville Scene: Ubiquitous streams: seeing moving images in the age of digital media, today and tomorrow at Vanderbilt
- Nashville Scene: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago at The Belcourt
- Nashville Ledger: Could Ramsey really win a statewide race?
- The Tennessean: Vandenburg attorney to prosecutor: Put up or shut up