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Nashville’s religious communities, state government among topics for Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt

Sep. 5, 2002— The history of Protestant Christianity in Nashville and the workings of Tennessee’s state government are just a few of the diverse topics being discussed during the fall term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt, Oct. 7 - Nov. 15.

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Early named to head Vanderbilt’s Department of Development and Alumni Relations

Sep. 5, 2002— Robert L. Early has been named executive associate vice chancellor for the Department of Development and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee schools part of landmark national study to determine effectiveness of preschool programs

Sep. 4, 2002— Vanderbilt University researchers working with 36 preschool classrooms in seven school districts in Coffee, Franklin, Lawrence, Maury, Rutherford and Wayne counties in Tennessee are part of a landmark national study that will for the first time help determine which preschool programs work best for which children.

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First kosher restaurant in Nashville opens for Vanderbilt students and community

Sep. 3, 2002— Grins (pronounced “greens”) is Yiddish for vegetables and the name of Nashville’s first fully kosher restaurant. Located at the new Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life on the Vanderbilt campus, the restaurant is now open to the public for breakfast, lunch and afternoon takeout.

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Vanderbilt to host Web services technology seminar

Aug. 27, 2002— The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and the Middle Tennessee Java Users Group will hold a one-day seminar on Web programming technology at the Vanderbilt Stadium Club on Friday, Sept. 27. The topics to be addressed are developing Web services using Java™ and developing wireless applications using Java™.

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New clinical education program at VU Law School to help domestic violence victims

Aug. 22, 2002— Victims of domestic violence as well as the future lawyers who will represent this growing constituency will benefit from a nearly $259,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant to Vanderbilt University Law School to establish the first domestic violence clinical training program for law students in Middle Tennessee.

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Vanderbilt professor wins SAE’s distinguished educator award

Aug. 22, 2002— Vanderbilt Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Sankaran Mahadevan has been selected by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to receive the international 2002 Distinguished Probabilistic Methods Educator Award.

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Vanderbilt invites area merchants to “Show Your Gold” with back-to-school banner contest

Aug. 21, 2002— Nashville business owners surrounding Vanderbilt University know when the fall semester is about to begin. The signs are everywhere. More traffic along West End and 21st avenues. More foot traffic on sidewalks and in area shops. And more 20-somethings populating neighborhood restaurants, coffee houses and watering holes.

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Lunchtime lecture series promises to be both filling and fulfilling

Aug. 21, 2002— Hungry for knowledge? Thirsty for the truth? Join Vanderbilt University and the Nashville Public Library as they serve up the next round of their popular box lunch and lecture series, back after a summer break.

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‘Roads Scholars’ visit Appalachia colleges, high school

Aug. 21, 2002— A high school that pulled itself from near extinction and a community college that opens doors of opportunities to rural Tennesseans topped the agenda on the second and final day of the inaugural Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour.

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Traditions and soon-to-be traditions await Vanderbilt students

Aug. 21, 2002— Their arrival on campus will be followed by a week’s worth of traditions and other eventsthat are expected to become traditions, including the first-ever “Founders Walk” Aug. 27 through the main University gate by incoming freshmen, who will be greeted by faculty, staff and current students.

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Peter Cummings Appointed John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering

Aug. 21, 2002— Peter T. Cummings has joined the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt as the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering.

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‘Vanderbilt Roads Scholars Tour’ stresses closer ties with East Tennessee

Aug. 20, 2002— The chiefs of Tennessee’s largest public and largest private universities sat down for dinner last night and vowed cooperation, as the first ever “Vanderbilt Roads Scholar Tour” ended day one of an excursion designed to strengthen ties between the Nashville school and East Tennessee institutions, businesses and people.

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ANTs make Marine air operations a picnic

Aug. 14, 2002— A highly decorated Marine Air Group has begun streamlining its planning and reducing operational risk with a new software system developed at Vanderbilt University and the University of Southern California.

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Finding sheds new light into mysterious process of cell movement during development

Aug. 14, 2002— Biologists at Vanderbilt and the University of Missouri have uncovered what could be a major clue into the mysterious molecular processes that direct cells to the correct locations within a developing embryo.

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