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Vanderbilt physicist plays key role in making top physics journals available to minority colleges and universities

Mar. 4, 2008—Vanderbilt physicist David Ernst played a key role in a new agreement designed to encourage minority students to pursue science careers by giving them easier access to top physics journals.

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Working class women writers to gather for Vanderbilt symposium; Beyond Our Beginnings events run March 25-27

Mar. 4, 2008—Women writers from lower and working class backgrounds will gather for the 2008 Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series Spring Symposium to share their experiences and work with readers and each other.

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Vanderbilt University rolling out new emergency notification system

Mar. 4, 2008—Vanderbilt University is rolling out a new and more robust emergency notification system beginning March 3 called AlertVU. It will replace the current emergency notification system MobileVU.

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Vanderbilt class explores genetic link to voters’ behavior

Mar. 3, 2008—A quirky new Vanderbilt University course blends politics and biological science to explore the effect of genetic make-up on political choices. Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer and David Bader, a professor of medicine and cell and developmental biology, are co-teaching "Genetics and Politics" this spring.

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A colonoscopy can save your life

Mar. 1, 2008—Research shows colon cancer can be decreased up to 90 percent by removing polyps from the colon before they become cancer, yet half of those people, who should be checked, don’t have the screening.

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Zeppos named eighth chancellor of Vanderbilt University

Mar. 1, 2008—Nicholas S. Zeppos, a distinguished legal scholar, teacher and administrator who has been a vital presence on the Vanderbilt University campus for two decades, was chosen March 1 as the university\'s eighth chancellor, effective immediately.

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MEDIA AVAILABILTY: NEW CHANCELLOR OF VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Mar. 1, 2008—The eighth chancellor of Vanderbilt University will be available to speak with media at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the second floor lobby of Kirkland Hall.

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Documentary on child abuse and justice in Catholic church to be shown at Vanderbilt University; Director Jason Berry to speak at March 12 screening

Feb. 29, 2008—A documentary about the justice system of the Vatican in a case of child abuse will be screened at Vanderbilt University, followed by a discussion with the director.

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Buddhist scholar to lecture on consumerism and ecology at Vanderbilt; David Loy speaks on March 18

Feb. 28, 2008—Buddhist scholar David Loy will discuss how that religious tradition offers a fresh spiritual perspective on consumerism and ecology during a lecture at Vanderbilt University.

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VCH Study Finds Parents in Denial About Their Children’s Weight Problems

Feb. 28, 2008—Parents and children in one of the highest-risk groups for health problems related to obesity often fail to recognize the severity of their own weight problems.

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Author, law professor and alumna Elyn Saks to speak at Vanderbilt; Her book The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness was one of Time magazine’s ‘Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2007’

Feb. 27, 2008—Elyn Saks returns to her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, on Thursday, March 20, at Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.

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Vanderbilt engineers part of $2.8 million grant to link war fighters to global information grid

Feb. 27, 2008—A computer freeze-up in the office is a hassle. In a fighter jet peppered with enemy fire, it\'s a crisis. Getting the increasingly large and complex systems people have come to rely on to interface and interact without shutting down has been the focus of engineering professor Doug Schmidt\'s career.

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Vanderbilt’s Berry Lecture to focus on science, philosophy and the environment; Two speakers set for March 24

Feb. 27, 2008—Two speakers will lead a discussion on science, philosophy and the environment at this year\'s Berry Lecture at Vanderbilt University.

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Retail investors losing big bucks by failing to exercise call options, Vanderbilt research shows

Feb. 26, 2008—Hundreds of millions of retail investor dollars are being left "on the table" because of carelessness or misunderstanding about the mechanics of call options, according to new research from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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