May. 16, 2002— The United States Fulbright Scholar Program has awarded a special field research award to Greg Barz, assistant professor of musicology (ethnomusicology) and professor of religious music at Vanderbilt, to continue his research documenting the links between a recent decline in Ugandas HIV infection rate and the efforts of womens performance groups in poor villages.
May. 10, 2002— Vanderbilt Universitys top scholars in nine undergraduate and professional schools received Founders Medals during todays Commencement exercises.
May. 10, 2002— Approximately 2,700 students will receive diplomas at Vanderbilt Universitys graduation exercises Friday, May 10, starting at 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn, near West End Avenue and 23rd Avenue North. Chancellor Gordon Gee will give the Commencement address to the graduates. The full written text of the Chancellors speech, a release summarizing the highlights and audio from his address will be available shortly after his remarks. An audio report with sound from the speech can be heard on the Vanderbilt radio actuality line by calling (615) 343-NEWS (6397).
May. 10, 2002— Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig told the 193 full-time MBA and 61 Executive MBA graduates of Vanderbilt Universitys Owen Graduate School of Management today that although major league baseball enjoyed record attendance last year, he is dedicated to leveling the playing field and to implementing the necessary changes to help the game continue to grow.
May. 7, 2002— The International Reading Association has named Vanderbilt University professor Victoria J. Risko to its board of directors.
Apr. 23, 2002— Teachers from Metro Public Schools and the Westminster School of Nashville who have taken part in the Britt Henderson Teacher Training Series at Vanderbilt Universitys John F. Kennedy Center will present the results of their use of research-based strategies for assessment, reading, and behavior management, Thursday, April 25, 4 p.m.
Feb. 26, 2002— Edward A. Martin, a coaching legend who also fulfilled the roles of outstanding community leader, Vanderbilt professor and mentor to Nashvilles youth, died Feb. 25 at Centennial Medical Center from complications following back surgery. Martin, 75, was an associate professor of human and organizational development, emeritus, at Peabody College.
Feb. 22, 2002— A comprehensive study of the Middle East including the role of Islam in its history and politics is among nine courses being offered during the spring term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt. America and the Middle East was developed in response to the events of last Sept. 11, according to Charles Hambrick, professor of religious studies, emeritus, at Vanderbilt.
Six teams of MBA students present strategies on future of interactive TV in premier MBA case competition at Vanderbilt; Indiana University takes top honors
Feb. 21, 2002— Six teams of MBA students from top business schools competed last weekend in the third annual Owen@Vanderbilt eStrategy Contest at the Owen Graduate School of Managementat Vanderbilt University. Students from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business took home the $25,000 prize from the contest, the largest case competition of its kind.
Feb. 13, 2002— What Can We Hope for Now? Christian Faith, Terrorism, and the Global Economy is the second in a series of classes designed to highlight the relevance of religion in matters affecting daily life. This community education class, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Scarritt-Bennett Center, will meet March 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laskey Building at the Scarritt-Bennett Center.