Dec. 31, 2008—Vanderbilt won a bowl game for the first time in exactly 53 years after Bryant Hahnfeldt kicked a 45-yard field goal with 3:26 left to beat Boston College 16-14 Wednesday in the Music City Bowl.
Dec. 30, 2008—For risk-takers and impulsive people, New Year's resolutions often include being more careful, spending more frugally and cutting back on dangerous behavior, such as drug use. But new research from Vanderbilt finds that these individuals—labeled as novelty seekers by psychologists—face an uphill battle in keeping their New Year's resolutions due to the way their brains process dopamine.
Dec. 30, 2008—Cornelia Heard, professor of music and chair of the strings department of the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, has been named the holder of the newly created Valere Blair Potter Chair. The chair is endowed through a gift to the university by the grandchildren of Valere Blair Potter.
Dec. 29, 2008—Stroll down memory lane with our VUCast crew. Beware: You won\'t believe everything that happened in 2008. (5:48)
Lauren Brisky retiring as Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for administration and chief financial officer
Dec. 26, 2008—Lauren J. Brisky, who has overseen the financial and administrative operations of Vanderbilt University for the past decade as the university has made spectacular gains in its research, health care and educational endeavors, announced Dec. 26 she will retire Feb. 1, 2009, after 20 years at Vanderbilt.
Dec. 22, 2008—Space 204, the gallery of the Department of Art at E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center at Vanderbilt University, will debut two new exhibitions with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 8.
Dec. 19, 2008—Vanderbilt Professor of History Thomas Schwartz and a group of alumni who recently toured Vietnam and Cambodia found tremendous growth, including traffic jams, in major cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The 15-day journey from Hanoi to Siem Reap was sponsored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association.
Dec. 19, 2008—Research by Vanderbilt University professors on Chinese architecture and the Trojan War are among grants announced by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Dec. 19, 2008—Watch Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's bowl message.
Dec. 19, 2008—Marlon Lynch, assistant vice chancellor and chief of police at Vanderbilt University, has made Security Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry list for 2008. Others on the list include government leaders, industry authors, chief security officers and research pioneers.
Dec. 18, 2008—Four Vanderbilt faculty members – Daniel Liebler, Charles Sanders, Gary Sulikowski and Michael Waterman – have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor bestowed upon them by their peers.
Dec. 18, 2008—The Susan Gray School, part of Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development, has achieved national accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Susan Gray School is one of the first programs in the nation to achieve accreditation under NAEYC new, more extensive and more stringent standards, which were released in the fall of 2006.
Dec. 17, 2008—Watch Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos's bowl bound message.
Dec. 17, 2008—For the past several weeks, hundreds of people have entered their names in a drawing at Rand Bookstore for a chance to win Music City Bowl tickets. First-year student Caroline Hadley was the lucky winner on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Dec. 16, 2008—Put on your game face, wear black and gold and let's get excited. It's Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl time.