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MEDIA ADVISORY: Should states mandate HPV vaccine for public school students? Live video at 6 p.m.

Feb. 4, 2008—A multi-disciplinary panel will take up the controversial topic of state-required vaccinations for sexually transmitted disease on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Food Security Summit seeks to put change on Tennessee’s menu

Feb. 4, 2008—Tennessee\'s first-ever Food Security Summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 16, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Mayor Karl Dean will address the expected crowd of over 250 farmers, chefs, retailers, health and service providers, gardeners and interested citizens at 10 a.m.

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$4.5 Million Drug Discovery Grant Awarded to Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Feb. 4, 2008—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has received a $4.5 million grant from Seaside Therapeutics to find potential treatments for fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited form of mental retardation and the most common genetic cause of autism.

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VUCast: News from Vanderbilt’s news network for week of Feb. 3

Feb. 4, 2008—Want to know why we love football? And, meet a student who can't forget the faces of AIDS. Watch our latest VUCast, for the week of Feb. 3.

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Stimulation device helps restore hand function

Feb. 1, 2008—A new device, using advanced electrode technology, gives paralyzed patients a helping hand.

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The Last Five Years premiers Feb. 15 at Vanderbilt, Intimate, two-person musical by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown explores the life of a relationship

Feb. 1, 2008—The Last Five Years is the compelling story of Jamie, a nice Jewish boy, and Kathleen, a good Irish Catholic girl, who fall in love, get married and fall apart over the course of five years. It debuts Feb. 15 at Neely Auditorium at Vanderbilt University.

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Vanderbilt film series on Iraq War begins Feb. 19, Sarratt Cinema series includes Control Room, In the Valley of Elah

Feb. 1, 2008—To mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by the United States, Vanderbilt University is offering a film series examining the war. The entire series is free and open to the public.

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Video: Iraqi judges who convicted ‘Chemical Ali’ speaking at Vanderbilt Law School

Feb. 1, 2008—Watch streaming video of a panel discussion with the judges who presided over the Anfal genocide proceedings, including including the president of the Iraqi High Tribunal and the presiding judge of Trial Chamber II. Among those convicted in the case was the infamous 'Chemical Ali.' The discussion took place Jan. 31, 2007, at the Vanderbilt Law School.

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Experts to discuss why gifted children need challenge in the classroom

Feb. 1, 2008—Motivating and challenging gifted students in the classroom will be the focus of a free public lecture Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown Nashville Public Library, located at 615 Church St. Free parking is available at the library.

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Vanderbilt University discovers the ‘black gold’ of composting, First load of VU-produced compost is spread on grounds

Feb. 1, 2008—Vanderbilt\'s park-like setting that garnered it the designation of a national arboretum also means a lot of trees: more than 7,500. And all those trees produce a massive amount of leaves that, until recently, were just stockpiled at Natchez Triangle.

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Internet contracts lead to ‘unconscionable’ breach of privacy issues

Jan. 31, 2008—Virtual worlds and social networking sites are becoming increasingly more enticing to people who are all too willing to abandon their privacy for escape into alternate worlds on the Internet.

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Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project receives major financial boost

Jan. 31, 2008—The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has expanded and extended its support for the Vanderbilt University-based Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) with additional funding of up to $9 million.

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Student engineers work hard at play during E-Week

Jan. 30, 2008—Vanderbilt University engineering students will be putting their imaginations to work in some fun and surprising ways as they compete in a series of challenges celebrating National Engineers Week (E-Week) February 18-23.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt University students hold presidential caucus Feb. 1

Jan. 30, 2008—Vanderbilt University students will hold a presidential caucus Friday, Feb. 1, in advance of what has been dubbed "Super Duper Tuesday."

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Hickman County Heart Attack Victims Benefit from Vanderbilt’s Quick Response Program

Jan. 29, 2008—When a person suffers a heart attack, every minute counts. The longer the wait before receiving treatment, the more heart muscle is lost, and the greater the chance of permanent damage or death.

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