Oct. 5, 2009—A collaboration between scientists at Vanderbilt University and the University of California, San Francisco has led to the first direct information about the molecular structure of prions. In addition, the study has revealed surprisingly large structural differences between natural prions and the closest synthetic analogs that scientists have created in the lab.
Oct. 5, 2009—Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons will be the first in a series of Tennessee gubernatorial candidates to address students in Vanderbilt University's "Introduction to Politics" class.
MIT professor and scholar of engineering design Woodie Flowers to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28
Oct. 5, 2009—Training and education, says Professor Woodie Flowers, are very different. "I think it is time to shift gears – to shift away from the ‘sage on the stage,'" says Flowers. Universities, he says, need to get out of the business of training.
Oct. 2, 2009—The sixth and final concert of the 2009 Bluebird on the Mountain series will feature singer-songwriters Don Henry, Kim Richey and Craig Carothers on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.
Oct. 2, 2009—A Vandy student brings art to the iPhone and debating the King of Pop. (6:30)
Oct. 2, 2009—Watch video of a Sept. 30 talk by Dhavan V. Shah, an expert on the social psychology of media influence on political judgment.
Oct. 2, 2009—Watch video of an Oct. 1 talk by Ricardo Lagos. Lagos, a former Chilean president whose administration achieved strong economic growth while adopting democratic and social reforms, addresses current issues facing Latin America. Lagos, who served as president of Chile from 2000 to 2006, spoke on “Latin American Challenges…After the Crisis” in the Steve and...
Oct. 1, 2009—The most ambitious attempt yet to trace the history of the universe has seen "first light." The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), took its first astronomical data on the night of Sept. 14-15 at the Sloan Foundation telescope in New Mexico.
Oct. 1, 2009—Will Shortz, crossword puzzle editor for The New York Times and puzzle master on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday, will give a public talk at Vanderbilt University Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m.
Oct. 1, 2009—Enjoy a fall afternoon at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory with a concert by the Blair Big Band on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations are required on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made online at www.dyer.vanderbilt.edu. There will be a $10 parking fee per carload with a maximum of eight people per car.
Sep. 29, 2009—Jerry Fife, who has served as Vanderbilt's acting vice chancellor for administration for the past eight months, has been appointed to the role permanently after a national search by the university. His appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trust.
The life, legacy and mystery of explorer Henry Hudson to be examined by author and professor during speech at Vanderbilt University
Sep. 29, 2009—Peter C. Mancall, professor of history and anthropology at the University of Southern California, will examine the life, legacy and mystery of Hudson and discuss his recent book, Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson -- A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic (Basic Books, 2009) on Monday, Oct. 12, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 126, at Vanderbilt University. A book signing will follow the lecture.
Sep. 28, 2009—Vanderbilt University Professor of Political Science Bruce Oppenheimer spoke about the continued increase in presidential power at the expense of Congress during the university's annual Constitution Day program on Sept. 23. The event took place in Flynn Auditorium of Vanderbilt Law School.
Sep. 28, 2009—Vanderbilt University alumna Ashley Esser has received a Fulbright Scholarship. She will travel to Italy to teach English as a foreign language for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Media Advisory: NBC broadcaster and retired NFL Pro Bowl running back Tiki Barber available to media prior to Sept. 29 lecture at Vanderbilt University
Sep. 25, 2009—Tiki Barber, retired Pro Bowl running back, philanthropist and NBC correspondent, will speak at Vanderbilt University's Langford Auditorium Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.