Jun. 24, 2004—Starting June 28, a small portion of 25th Avenue South, a major road that cuts through the Vanderbilt campus from West End to Blakemore Avenue, will be closed for a little more than a week. The closure is necessary to install a sewer line for Vanderbilt's new Student Life Center.
Jun. 24, 2004—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering will lead a new $2.4 million multi-institutional nanotechnology program funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop radically improved electronics, sensors, energy-conversion devices and other critical defense systems.
Jun. 23, 2004—Most of our previous American presidents have written self-serving, bloated and rather dull autobiographies, according to Vanderbilt University presidential scholar Erwin Hargrove. He cites those of Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan as examples of not terribly exciting presidential memoirs. While some reviewers have already made similar comments about My Life, Hargrove anticipates that Clinton's psychological analysis of his personal problems should make the book a more interesting read.
Jun. 21, 2004—Tennessee teachers and students will work with astronauts, astronomers and other leading space explorers at an interactive summer institute hosted by Dyer Observatory the week of June 21.
Vanderbilt conference aims to improve service to individuals with both developmental disability and mental illness
Jun. 16, 2004—A statewide half-day conference on improving services for people with a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental illness will be held Wednesday, June 30, at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development. The conference is designed for residential service providers, psychiatrists, physicians and behavior analysts who work with or plan to work with individuals with these dual diagnoses.
Bluebird CafÈ partners with Dyer Observatory for fourth Music on the Mountain, songwriters Gary Burr, Hugh Prestwood and Mike Reid to perform on June 26
Jun. 14, 2004—Vanderbilt University's Music on the Mountain concert series takes a turn toward songwriting--Bluebird CafÈ style--on Saturday, June 26.
Jun. 11, 2004—For nearly two decades, Vanderbilt University archaeologist Arthur Demarest has explored the rainforests of Guatemala for clues to the ancient Mayas. Along the way, he has formed an alliance with the descendants of that once-powerful civilization to not only uncover but also preserve their proud heritage. That partnership paid off earlier this month with the conviction and sentencing of a gang of looters.
Jun. 11, 2004—Seeing is believing, even when what we see is ambiguous or misleading. New Vanderbilt research has found that the brain continues to accept ambiguous visual information about an object in motion even when it conflicts with more reliable information that we can touch.
Jun. 11, 2004—Corey Slovis, M.D., chairman of the department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, gives tips on how to avoid heat related illnesses.
Jun. 10, 2004—Communicating with family and friends all over the country has just gone high tech at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Jun. 9, 2004—Residents in Maury County, including the cities of Columbia, Mount Pleasant and surrounding counties, will soon have faster access to the region's only Level-1 trauma center thanks to the decision by Vanderbilt University Medical Center to station an air ambulance helicopter at the Maury County Airport.
Vanderbilt seeks participants for study on brain activity in children with math and reading disabilities
Jun. 8, 2004—Vanderbilt University is seeking participants for the first phase of a study to learn more about brain activity in children with math or reading disabilities. The ultimate goal of the study, "Remediating Students' Mathematics Disabilities," is to overcome math disability and to examine how brain functioning changes with remediation.
Jun. 8, 2004—John Seigenthaler, eminent journalist, author, civil rights leader and founder of the First Amendment Center, has announced that he will donate his papers to Vanderbilt University Library's special collections department.