Mar. 11, 2005— A Vanderbilt engineering professor has been selected as one of a handful of high-level experts who advise the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission on safe management of nuclear waste.
Mar. 10, 2005— After infecting a susceptible cell, the human immunodeficiency virus hijacks that cell‘s normal machinery to produce carbon copies of itself. New HIV particles roll off the cellular assembly lines, burst like bubbles out of the cell, and float off to invade other cellular factories.
Mar. 10, 2005— Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center have identified the first major gene that increases a person‘s risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Mar. 10, 2005— David F. Dyer, president and chief executive officer of Tommy Hilfiger Corporation, has been selected to receive the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering.
Mar. 10, 2005— Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are looking beyond waistlines and into the role visceral fat plays in type 2 diabetes.
Mar. 9, 2005— Bernard Rollin, a philosopher who developed the first university course on veterinary ethics, will speak at Vanderbilt University March 23 about "Animal Rights as a Mainstream Phenomenon."
Mar. 3, 2005— A bipartisan program called Congress to Campus will bring former national lawmakers James Broyhill and Butler Derrick to Vanderbilt March 17-18 to meet with students and faculty.
Sharpton, Coulter and Dean will address “Visions of America” at Vanderbilt‘s Impact Symposium March 21-23
Mar. 3, 2005— Vanderbilt University will welcome the Rev. Al Sharpton, Ann Coulter and Howard Dean to its 41st annual Impact Symposium March 21-23.
Mar. 3, 2005— Works by women writers offer a significant resource to those searching for the connection between intellectual work and practical spiritual practice, says Harvard theologian Stephanie Paulsell, who will speak at Vanderbilt University March 17.
Mar. 3, 2005— James W. Bradford, a distinguished corporate executive turned educator, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management and Ralph Owen Professor for the Practice of Management, announced Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nicholas Zeppos today. Bradford had served as acting dean of the Owen School since last June.
U.S. Department of Education official, state education leaders, academics to brainstorm how to improve K-12 education
Mar. 2, 2005— A federal education official, state education commissioners and academic researchers will come together at Vanderbilt University March 8 and 9 to discuss how to apply current educational research to K-12 classrooms to improve teaching and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind.
Mar. 2, 2005— Vanderbilt University‘s Alternative Spring Break program, one of the largest in the nation, will send 460 students to 39 volunteer sites across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Guatemala when the university observes Spring Break March 7-11.
Mar. 2, 2005— A philosopher from Emory University will deliver Vanderbilt University‘s Berry Lecture, an annual community lecture designed to show how philosophy can impact our lives.
Women‘s History Month lecture at Vanderbilt, Hamilton College professor to speak on 19th century black women classicists
Mar. 1, 2005— Three African American women who undermined prejudices about race and gender in the 19th century by pursuing an education in the classics will be profiled during a lecture marking Women‘s History Month at Vanderbilt University.