Jul. 15, 2002— The following Vanderbilt University professors are available for comment and analysis concerning the August 1 Tennessee primary:
Jul. 11, 2002— .Alternate Visions, an exhibit by the artists of Minds Wide Open, a program of The Arc of the Bluegrass, Inc., is on display in the foyer of the John F. Kennedy Center/MRL Building on Vanderbilts Peabody College campus through Sept. 30.
Jul. 4, 2002— The Alumni Association of Vanderbilt University has named as its 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Thomas F. Frist Jr., a 1961 graduate of the College of Arts and Science who helped found what became the worlds largest hospital management corporation. The award will be presented Oct. 24 during the Universitys reunion weekend.
Jun. 28, 2002— The increasingly negative tone of the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee underscores the importance of the state as a battleground between Republicans and Democrats to control the Senate, according to John Geer, a Vanderbilt University expert on attack politics. The political scientist points to the recent attack ads by GOP Senate primary foes Lamar Alexander and Ed Bryant as a reflection of an increasingly bitter campaign, a trend that is not likely to end soon.
Jun. 20, 2002— National Instruments of Austin, Texas, has announced plans to donate its LabVIEW graphical development software to Vanderbilt engineering students. Each fall the company will provide copies of its software with an estimated annual market value of $750,000 to incoming freshmen.
Jun. 13, 2002— Vanderbilt Universitys Owen Graduate School of Management Entrepreneurship Center has entered into an alliance with BizTech, the five-year-old technology incubator based in Huntsville, Ala. The first project on which the organizations will collaborate is The Olin B. King Entrepreneurial Workshop Series, a nine-part series of workshops that begins in July.
Barge appointed to newly created assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs position at Vanderbilt
May. 31, 2002— Susan Barge, former associate dean of undergraduate admissions at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed to the new position of assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs.
May. 30, 2002— A Little Rock, Ark., student is the first recipient of the John Seigenthaler Scholarship at Vanderbilt University. The scholarship was established last summer through a gift from the Freedom Forum in honor of the founder of the organizations First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt.
May. 23, 2002— Bill Ivey, Harvie Branscomb Distiguished Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt, has received a Special Award for leadership and advocacy in the arts from Arts Management News Service in recognition of his work as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 1998-2001.
May. 18, 2002— A national traveling exhibit highlighting the history of African Americans quest for equality under American law will open at Nashvilles downtown public library May 18.
May. 16, 2002— The United States Fulbright Scholar Program has awarded a special field research award to Greg Barz, assistant professor of musicology (ethnomusicology) and professor of religious music at Vanderbilt, to continue his research documenting the links between a recent decline in Ugandas HIV infection rate and the efforts of womens performance groups in poor villages.