Black church participation up in urban areas; family programs, economics and real-world sermons drive attendance
Apr. 1, 2009—Churches with predominantly black congregations are thriving in urban and suburban areas, and the most successful churches employ a variety of sophisticated marketing and programming strategies to draw members, a new study by Vanderbilt University researcher Sandra Barnes finds. The research offers insights into what successful black churches have in common today, when parishioners have more choices and expect more from their churches than they have in the past.
Mar. 31, 2009—To accommodate the intense work schedules of rising executives and the changing economy's impact on business professionals, the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management is transitioning its highly respected 31-year-old Executive MBA program from an alternating Friday-Saturday schedule to an alternating Saturday-only format.
Mar. 31, 2009—Watch video of a Feb. 15 performance at the Blair School of Music.
Mar. 31, 2009—Academy Award-nominated documentary Encounters at the End of the World will be screened free-of-charge on April 6 at Vanderbilt University, followed by a discussion led by a producer of the film.
Mar. 31, 2009—Watch video of a Feb. 20 performance by Craig Nies on piano.
Mar. 30, 2009—Dr. Harry R. Jacobson will retire as vice chancellor for health affairs at Vanderbilt University June 1, and Dr. Jeffrey Balser, dean of the School of Medicine, will succeed him, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Mar. 27, 2009—Watch video of the March 26 Antoinette Brown Lecture with Traci C. West, speaking on "Lying on Women: Religion, Race, and Intimate Violence in the African Diaspora."
Mar. 27, 2009—Listen to podcasts from the Writing Studio's symposium on Writing and Discipline and the Undergraduate Writing Symposium.
Mar. 27, 2009—See what a professor found deep in Antarctica and why housework doesn't pay. (4:19)
MEDIA ADVISORY: Glow-in-the-dark games, drumming and candle display to highlight Vanderbilt University students’ participation in Earth Hour March 28
Mar. 27, 2009—Vanderbilt students are getting into the spirit of Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28. They will join millions of people around the world and here in Nashville who are turning out lights to draw attention to climate change.
Mar. 27, 2009—Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will receive Vanderbilt University's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor's Medal on May 7, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.
Mar. 26, 2009—Vanderbilt Summer Academy is one of several programs offered by the university to meet the intellectual and cognitive needs of highly gifted youth while sampling college life. The university\'s Programs for Talented Youth have expanded in recent years to inform parents and educators of these learners as well.
Mar. 24, 2009—One hundred sixteen Vanderbilt graduate students will present original research at the Graduate Student Research Symposium on Monday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Life Center ballrooms and meeting rooms. The symposium, one of several events scheduled for Graduate Education Week, is free and open to the public.
Mar. 24, 2009—Imagine a platoon of soldiers fighting in a hazardous urban environment who carry personal digital assistants that can display the location of enemy shooters in three dimensions and accurately identify the caliber and type of weapons they are firing.
Mar. 24, 2009—Jennifer Risper scored a career-high 27 points and Christina Wirth added 24 as fourth-seeded Vanderbilt beat fifth-seeded Kansas State 74-61 in the NCAA's second round March 23. The Commodores (26-8) advanced to the semifinals of the Raleigh regional, where they'll play next weekend against the winner of Tuesday night's contest between Maryland and Utah.