Apr. 10, 2009—Financial aid 101 and will it be a match made in heaven? VUCast for April 12. (5:48)
Apr. 10, 2009—Comparing different ways of solving math problems is a great way to help middle schoolers learn new math concepts, researchers from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities have found.
Apr. 10, 2009—New research from Vanderbilt University has found students benefit more from being taught the concepts behind math problems rather than the exact procedures to solve the problems. The findings offer teachers new insights on how best to shape math instruction to have the greatest impact on student learning.
Apr. 10, 2009—Two wars, an international economic crisis, continuing terrorist incidents...these are among the many foreign policy challenges facing President Barack Obama. Professor of History Thomas Schwartz discussed issues surrounding troubled areas such as Iraq, the Middle East and others in a lecture to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The course is called "Perspectives on America." The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers non-credit courses to all interested adult learners. For more information, call 615-322-5569.
Apr. 8, 2009—Tuesday morning, surgeons at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt successfully completed the hospital's first separation of conjoined twins.
Apr. 8, 2009—Watch video of a March 26 talk by Dr. Daniel Pine.
Apr. 8, 2009—Watch video of an April 4 talk by Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub, part of “100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project.”
Apr. 8, 2009—On April 18, a group of Vanderbilt engineering students will fire off a 16-foot, 82-pound rocket. If all goes as planned, the vehicle will power its way one mile directly overhead where it will release a remotely piloted aircraft that will collect images and infrared data of the ground below as it is guided back down to earth.
Apr. 8, 2009—The work of art students at Vanderbilt University will be displayed April 17-May 8 at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center. The exhibit is open to the general public, as is a reception April 17 highlighted by the announcement of the $25,000 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet award funding a year of travel and research for a graduating senior.
Apr. 8, 2009—Stephenie Dodson and Kristine LaLonde, candidates in the Metro Council District 18 election run-off, will face each other during a public forum Sunday, April 19, at Eakin School. The meeting will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
Apr. 7, 2009—A Vanderbilt University student is being treated for meningococcal bacterial meningitis at Vanderbilt Medical Center after being brought to the medical center's Emergency Department overnight. She was in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit Tuesday evening.
Apr. 7, 2009—Watch video of the March 28 afternoon performance of Juggleville IV: Jugglemanji.
Apr. 7, 2009—Aliens abound on the movie screens, but in reality we are still trying to find out if we share our universe with other sentient creatures.
Apr. 6, 2009—The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
Apr. 6, 2009—James Auer, director, Center for U.S.-Japan Studies at Vanderbilt; retired naval commander, can discuss North Korea's military threats to Japan and the U.S. and the implications of their recent missile test. Auer was stationed in Japan and the Western Pacific during his naval career and was the special assistant on Japan with the office of the Secretary of Defense. He has written numerous articles and made presentations addressing East Asian security and defense policies. He is co-author of "Japan: America's New South Korea?" published in the journal Current History. He recently spoke at The National Defense Academy of Japan on "The Obama Administration and U.S. – Japan Defense Relations."