2010 Archive

  • Vanderbilt University

    Get to know the Vanderbilt deans: Dean of the College of Arts and Science Carolyn Dever

    The Hustler staff sat down with Carolyn Dever to learn more about her role as dean of the College of Arts and Science. Vanderbilt Hustler: Why did you choose this profession? Carolyn Dever: Because of a commitment to the excellence of the university and a desire to serve. Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Spotlight on graduate medical education

    There’s an old joke that gets passed around teaching hospitals: don’t get sick in July. Why? July 1 is when the new residents arrive on the floors of the hospital, fresh from medical school and with limited patient care experience under their belts. Television medical dramas like to portray residents… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Big dreams for tiny babies

    Wearing clothing made to fit a 6- to 9-month-old baby, Becca Hill’s tiny size is deceptive of her real age. The bubbly 2-year-old smiles and laughs as she poses for a photograph. Becca was born nearly three months early with the astoundingly low birth weight of 13 ounces (slightly heavier… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    A major renovation transforms Central Library into a “livable” learning destination

    The first thing you notice when stepping into Central Library’s new fourth-floor lobby is a sense of light and space. Gone is the dark, cluttered entryway that more than one student described as “cave-like” on user surveys last year, replaced by more room, new flooring and natural light. “I’ve been… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Paired kidney exchange links donors, recipients

    Amy Ragsdale and Brenda Copeland have a lot in common. Both suffered from polycystic kidney disease, an inherited kidney disorder. Both relied on dialysis for survival, needed kidney transplants and had several folks willing to donate. But neither of them had a compatible match among their donor pool. Luckily the… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    More shake-ups for Obama’s team of rivals, says Vanderbilt political scientist

    President Barack Obama’s declining approval ratings increase the challenges of keeping his once-lauded “team of rivals” in place through 2012, according to David E. Lewis, professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt students create online directory to help Nashville immigrants

    Mayor Karl Dean Editor’s note: The website described in this archived article is no longer live. Updated Aug. 6, 2013 An online directory designed to help connect Nashville immigrants to resources for English instruction and other services has been launched by students at Vanderbilt University. The website went online… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: Personalized Medicine and the Future of Health Care

    Watch video of a Sept. 29, 2010, Lunch and Learn Event with Dr. Jeff Balser, vice chancellor for health affairs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Too often, physicians must base life-and-death decisions not on how an individual will respond to therapy but instead on how large groups of patients did —… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: “The Commodore’s Patriotism”

    Watch video of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian T.J. Stiles speaking on “The Commodore’s Patriotism: Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Path to the Founding of Vanderbilt University.” Cornelius Vanderbilt, arguably the richest man in America when he died in 1877, played a major role in the development of the modern United States, according to… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    NEH Chairman James Leach to speak at Vanderbilt University

    James Leach As a part of the 2010 Southern Festival of Books, Humanities Tennessee and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, with additional support from Vanderbilt’s Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in the Professions, will host a series of sessions on Oct. 8 and… Read More

    Sep 30, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt University expert on homosexuality and the black church available to media

    In light of the charges against Bishop Eddie Long, Vanderbilt sociologist Richard Pitt is available for comment to media. Pitt’s research interests include the intersection of sexual identity and religion. He looks specifically at homosexuality and the black church in his papers “Killing the Messenger: Gay Black Men’s Negotiation… Read More

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    What should BP’s new CEO do now?

    The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will host a panel discussion on the causes and consequences of the BP Gulf oil spill Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. in Averbuch Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Read More

    Sep 28, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Peabody researchers travel to Brazil to discuss education policy

    A group of Peabody College Leadership, Policy and Organizations faculty will travel to Universidade de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for an Oct. 4-5 seminar on education policy in Brazil and the United States. The event is the second in a series of collaborations on education research between… Read More

    Sep 28, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Hillsboro High School students gain an international perspective from the Hubert H. Humphrey fellows

    On Sept. 30, students and teachers at Hillsboro High School will have the opportunity to mingle with educational leaders from around the world with a visit from Vanderbilt University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, part of the Fulbright Exchange Program, brings accomplished mid-career professionals from… Read More

    Sep 28, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    New NRC report provides data on 31 Vanderbilt doctoral programs

    A new report from the National Research Council offers insights into 31 doctoral programs at Vanderbilt University, and finds the programs to be competitive with those at other top research institutions in the United States. The report is based on data collected for the 2005-2006 academic year… Read More

    Sep 28, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Public/private partnerships key to maximizing Nashville’s sports potential: VU study

    Nashville should seek new public/private partnerships that generate additional revenue sources if the city wants to maximize its economic potential as a sports city, according to a report prepared by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies. Read More

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Pride and Prejudice premieres Oct. 7 at Vanderbilt

    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen premieres at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University for a one-week run on Oct. 7. Jane Austen’s beloved novel, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, is transformed for the stage in this acclaimed adaptation.  The world of romantic complications takes center stage as the… Read More

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Saturday University at Vanderbilt to focus on energy and the environment

    Issues including Climategate, the future of electric cars and floodplain policy will be examined during the fall 2010 Saturday University lecture series at Vanderbilt University, which brings the expertise of the Vanderbilt faculty to the Nashville community.  Saturday University this semester will feature discussions on “Heat, Light and Water: Lectures… Read More

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    Video: “Immigration in a Time of Economic Crisis: Downturns and Returns in US/Mexico Relations”

    The Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies, ConexiónAméricas and the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute presented this Sept. 7, 2010, roundtable discussion of the effects of recent economic downturn on Mexican immigration to the U.S. The panel brought together leading experts to analyze the interrelation of immigration, economic crisis, and… Read More

    Sep 23, 2010

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUCast: How Happy Birthday = making a difference

    How Happy Birthday means making a difference; shame vs. guilt; and calling all Vandy sports videos/photos. It’s VUCast time for Sept. 23, 2010. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Sep 23, 2010