Jul. 8, 2009—Jude Johnstone, Danny Flowers and James House will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the third concert of the 2009 Bluebird on the Mountain series.
Jul. 7, 2009—In this tough economy, the allure of buying lottery tickets seems like a pretty enticing way to erase financial problems. But new research from Vanderbilt Law School found that people who won between $50,000 and $150,000 did not solve their debt problems and only postponed bankruptcy.
Jul. 2, 2009—Brett Sweet, dean of administration and finance of Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, has been named vice chancellor and chief financial officer at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Jun. 30, 2009—Beth Torres, vice president of events and funding development for Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, is this year's recipient of a full tuition sponsorship to the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management Executive MBA program. The award is financed by Owen and a winner is chosen through a partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management.
Jun. 29, 2009—Stella Flores, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, will explore barriers to college completion as a co-investigator on a new $1.9 million Harvard Graduate School of Education study. The research is part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Postsecondary Success initiative to double the number of low-income students who earn postsecondary degrees by age 26 - an increase of approximately 250,000 graduates each year.
Jun. 26, 2009—A Vanderbilt chemist and a biomedical engineer have teamed up to develop a respiratory virus detector that is sensitive enough to detect an infection at an early stage, takes only a few minutes to return a result and is simple enough to be performed in a pediatrician's office.
Jun. 25, 2009—The slavery apology resolution recently passed by the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate was meaningless and "will do absolutely zilch to promote racial healing and reconciliation," says Carol Swain, a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University.
TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt experts give insight on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination; Video included
Jun. 25, 2009—Will Judge Sonia Sotomayor become the next U.S. Supreme Court justice? Vanderbilt faculty Tracey George, Terry Mahoney and Brian Fitzpatrick provide expert insight and commentary.
Jun. 25, 2009—The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management today announced that Dean James W. Bradford has been named to the board of directors of the Graduate Management Admission Council, the association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. The appointment is effective July 1.
Jun. 24, 2009—Watch video of law professor Brian Fitzpatrick talking about the benefit of Sonia Sotomayor having been a district court judge.
Jun. 24, 2009—Watch video of law professor Brian Fitzpatrick speaking about why Sonia Sotomayor and other Supreme Court nominees should have to give their opinions on hot button issues during Senate confirmation hearings.
Jun. 24, 2009—Watch video of law professor Brian Fitzpatrick speaking about why Supreme Court justices should be considered lawmakers.
Jun. 23, 2009—New research from Vanderbilt University indicates the way our brain handles how we move through space—including being able to imagine literally stepping into someone else's shoes—may be related to how and why we experience empathy toward others.