2010 Archive

  • Vanderbilt University

    ARRA grant allows update of nanoscience institute’s air-handling equipment

    If there is one thing that nanoscientists need above all else to study the behavior of materials and create devices at the scale of individual atoms, it is an ultra-clean environment. The fresh air that we breathe contains something like one million microscopic particles in a cubic foot,… Read More

    Oct 13, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Research briefs offer answers on school choice

    The National Center for School Choice at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development has released a series of five research briefs explaining new findings on charter schools. Read More

    Oct 13, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Modern Slavery Museum to visit Vanderbilt University Oct. 18

    A special mobile museum will make a stop at Vanderbilt University’s campus during its tour of the Southeast to promote awareness of modern slavery. The museum is sponsored by the Florida-based Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a community-based organization of low-wage agricultural workers throughout Florida, particularly in the tomato and citrus industries. Read More

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: National Coming Out Week: Bryan Safi

    Clever host of Current TV’s “That’s Gay,” Bryan Safi teaches you how to BURST through the closet door with tried and true methods from: Gossip Girl, MADMEN, Glee, and Greek. Contact: Elizabeth Gaughf… Read More

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt poet honored by Fellowship of Southern Writers

    Kate Daniels Kate Daniels, author of the soon-to-be-published A Walk in Victoria’s Secret and three other poetry collections, has been named winner of the 2011 Hanes Award for Poetry by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Daniels, associate professor of English at Vanderbilt University, will receive the Hanes Award in… Read More

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: WRVU co-founder remembers early days of campus radio

    Dr. Raphael Smith's 1955 Commodore photo Dr. Raphael Smith, one of the co-founders of WRVU, is one of six Vanderbilt alumni who will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Smith, who is now a Vanderbilt University professor of medicine, emeritus, provided most of… Read More

    Oct 11, 2010

  • Richard Nagareda

    Distinguished Vanderbilt complex litigation scholar Richard Nagareda dies

    Richard Nagareda, the David Daniels Allen Professor of Law and director of the Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program at Vanderbilt University Law School, died at his home on Friday, Oct. 8. He was 47. Memorial arrangements are pending. Read More

    Oct 11, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: “Civility in a Fractured Society”

    Watch video of Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, speaking Oct. 8.   Read more >> Media Contact: Missy Pankake, (615) 322-NEWS missy.pankake@vanderbilt.edu… Read More

    Oct 11, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Award-winning author, filmmaker M.K. Asante to deliver annual Murray Lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 20

    Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer as “a rare, remarkable talent that brings to mind the great artists of the Harlem Renaissance,” M.K. Asante is the author of three celebrated books and films and will give a free, public talk at Vanderbilt University on Wednesday, Oct. 20. He will deliver… Read More

    Oct 11, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    MEDIA ADVISORY: Portion of 21st Ave. to be closed on Oct. 16

    On Saturday, Oct 16, 21st Ave. S. will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic between Scarritt Place and Edgehill Ave. between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Emergency vehicles will be exempt from the closure. Vanderbilt University will be doing helicopter air lifts of air conditioning equipment for the… Read More

    Oct 11, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Chapman Bluebird on the Mountain concert rescheduled for Oct. 16

    Marshall Chapman The Bluebird on the Mountain concert featuring Marshall Chapman has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 16, at Dyer Observatory. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. Joining Chapman onstage will be Matraca Berg and Will Kimbrough. Tickets sold for the Aug. 21 show,… Read More

    Oct 8, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: Mark McKinnon offers insider’s perspective on national political campaigns

    An award-winning national media producer and communications strategist whose clients have included President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain discussed key elements of successful campaigns with students in a political science class taught by John Geer and Roy Neel. Mark McKinnon, vice chairman of the Austin-based Public Strategies Inc.,… Read More

    Oct 8, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Lean learning and extreme giving

    A new way to teach healthy habits to kids and rebuilding what the Nashville flood destroyed. Read More

    Oct 8, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

    Lead author Braden Purcell We know that casting a ballot in the voting booth involves politics, values and personalities. But before you ever push the button for your candidate, your brain has already carried out an election of its own to make that action possible. New research from Vanderbilt… Read More

    Oct 8, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vatican II is subject of annual Cole lectures at Vanderbilt

    The Rev. John O’Malley, University Professor at Georgetown University, will speak about Vatican II The Rev. John W. O’Malley speaks Oct. 21-22 The Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican, or Vatican II, put the condition and future of the Catholic faith on the table for discussion. Nearly 45 years… Read More

    Oct 7, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Holocaust Lecture Series features music, film, lectures

    Music and film will play a strong role in the annual Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University, which this year takes the theme of “Different Speaking, Indifferent Listening.” Read More

    Oct 6, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    New type of liquid crystal promises to improve performance of digital displays

    Bryan Ringstrand (left) and Piotr Kaszynski [Note: A multimedia version of this story is available on Exploration, Vanderbilt’s online research magazine.] Chemists at Vanderbilt University have created a new class of liquid crystals with unique electrical properties that could improve the performance of digital displays used on everything from… Read More

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt political scientist assists NBC News with midterm election analysis

    Joshua Clinton Vanderbilt University political scientist Joshua D. Clinton has been named an election analyst for NBC News and will assist the network with its coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. The associate professor of political science will use his strong research-based expertise in congressional politics, campaigns, elections, polling… Read More

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Newly discovered DNA repair mechanism

    Brandt Eichman and Emily Rubinson Tucked within its double-helix structure, DNA contains the chemical blueprint that guides all the processes that take place within the cell and are essential for life. Therefore, repairing damage and maintaining the integrity of its DNA is one of the cell’s highest priorities. Researchers… Read More

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: Where are these people from and why should you care?

    Where are these people from and why should you care? The science of teacher performance pay and Vanderbilt alum makes history. It’s VUCast time for Oct. 1. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Oct 1, 2010