Sep. 23, 2008—Community leaders, educators and a hip-hop artist will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss hip-hop, the presidential election and the youth vote Thursday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at The Commons Center.
Media Advisory: Former Guantanamo Bay chaplain falsely accused of espionage available to media prior to Sept. 22 lecture at Vanderbilt
Sep. 22, 2008—James J. Yee, Army captain and former chaplain at the United States military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who was falsely accused of espionage and arrested and imprisoned for nearly three months before charges were dropped, will bring his story to Vanderbilt Monday, Sept. 22.
Sep. 22, 2008—The best state financial aid policies focus on students who would not otherwise go to college and make aid simple to apply for and keep, a new research review by Vanderbilt University higher education researcher William Doyle finds. The review has implications for federal financial aid policies.
Sep. 19, 2008—What do country singer Kathy Mattea, professors Alice Randall and Cecelia Tichi along with some Vanderbilt students have in common? Warning, warning…It's all in our latest VUCast.
Sep. 19, 2008—Listen to a podcast of a talk by producer and session musician Dave Perkins.
Sep. 19, 2008—Elizabeth McCracken, a celebrated novelist who has just released a powerful memoir, will read from her work at Vanderbilt University as part of the Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Program at Vanderbilt.
Sep. 19, 2008—The Class of 2012 is the most academically prepared class in the history of Vanderbilt University by all measures, including high school ranking, numbers of National Merit scholars, leadership potential and test scores. It is also the most ethnically and geographically diverse, and its selection was the most competitive, with 16,944 students vying for the 1,569 slots in the entering class.
Sep. 18, 2008—Watch video from Google\'s presentation on its latest applications. The Google Bus stopped at Vanderbilt\'s campus Sept. 18 to demonstrate Google Apps for education, meet students, offer giveaways and more.
Sep. 18, 2008—Watch video of University of Michigan School of Education Dean Deborah Ball speaking about the need for more practical classroom experience in the curriculum of collegiate education programs across the country.
Sep. 18, 2008—Gary Gerstle, the first James G. Stahlman Professor of American History at Vanderbilt University, will deliver his inaugural lecture Sept. 25 on "Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush."
Sep. 17, 2008—Technology company Google will bring its retro-fitted, eco-friendly school bus to Vanderbilt University Thursday, Sept. 18, as part of a campaign to get more students, faculty and staff using their free Google Apps for Education that includes Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Talk calls and instant messaging, and Google Sites Web site builder.
Sep. 17, 2008—A panel discussion by Vanderbilt alumni who survived the Holocaust will highlight the 31st Annual Vanderbilt University Holocaust Lecture Series.
Sep. 16, 2008—The Center for Community Studies at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development is hosting its fall conference Friday, Sept. 19, to showcase and discuss research on key topics affecting communities, including Nashville.
Sep. 16, 2008—Susan J. Carroll, professor of political science at Rutgers University, will present a lecture on Monday, Sept. 22, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 118 of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center at Vanderbilt University.