Aug. 21, 2002— Their arrival on campus will be followed by a weeks worth of traditions and other eventsthat are expected to become traditions, including the first-ever Founders Walk Aug. 27 through the main University gate by incoming freshmen, who will be greeted by faculty, staff and current students.
Aug. 21, 2002— Peter T. Cummings has joined the School of Engineering at Vanderbilt as the John R. Hall Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Aug. 20, 2002— The chiefs of Tennessees largest public and largest private universities sat down for dinner last night and vowed cooperation, as the first ever Vanderbilt Roads Scholar Tour ended day one of an excursion designed to strengthen ties between the Nashville school and East Tennessee institutions, businesses and people.
Aug. 14, 2002— Biologists at Vanderbilt and the University of Missouri have uncovered what could be a major clue into the mysterious molecular processes that direct cells to the correct locations within a developing embryo.
Aug. 14, 2002— Four cranes will lift two sections of a nearly 100-foot span of steel over 21st Avenue beginning at midnight Saturday as Vanderbilt creates an aerial link between its central campus and the historic Peabody College area.
Aug. 14, 2002— Political candidates will not be the only ones logging miles on Tennessees highways this summer. For the first time, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Gordon Gee will hit the road with about 40 newly tenured and newly hired faculty and students to East Tennessee to learn more about the state and to visit areas where Vanderbilt is engaged in community outreach.
Aug. 13, 2002— On Aug. 17, organizers from Chicago, Atlanta, New York and other major cities across the country hope to attract millions of people to a protest march on the U.S. Capitol, built with slave labor. With the theme You Owe Us, the event hopes to build momentum for paying reparations to the descendants of slaves in America. Lawsuits recently filed in New York and New Jersey seeking $1.5 trillion from major corporations for having wrongly profited from the slave trade promise to further fuel this debate. Vanderbilt faculty are available to offer commentary and insight into widely divergent sides of this issue.
Aug. 9, 2002— Vanderbilt University will host two educational booths with hands-on science and technology experiments for Metro Schools students during the Mayors First Day Festival Aug. 11 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. Staff members from Vanderbilts Day On Campus Program and Mel Joesten, professor of chemistry, emeritus, and faculty adviser to Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, will assist participating students. During one of the experiments, students will discover how to separate colors in the water-soluble ink of a marking pen, utilizing the principles of chromatography. A second experiment teaches students how to develop invisible ink. These experiments are part of the kits that Vanderbilt Volunteers for Science take to Metro Schools throughout the school year. Vanderbilt is a major sponsor of the First Day Festival, which was created by Mayor Bill Purcell to celebrate the first day of school in Metro.
Vanderbilt Law School names Sandine assistant dean of student affairs, announces other administrative changes
Aug. 8, 2002— Vanderbilt University Law School has announced several new and newly promoted administrative staff in student affairs, the legal clinic, alumni and development and information technology.
Aug. 7, 2002— When you gaze at a bowl of fruit, why don\'t some of the bananas look red, some of the apples look purple and some of the grapes look yellow?
Aug. 7, 2002— Vanderbilts two child care centers have received three stars, the highest rank, in the first year of Tennessees new star-quality program.
Aug. 2, 2002— Three faculty of Vanderbilt Universitys Department of Political Science today discussed the 2002 Tennessee primaries and made projections for the November general election.
Jul. 31, 2002— Three Vanderbilt faculty members will be available to the media at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Kirkland Hall for political analysis and questions about the 2002 Tennessee primaries. Commenting on the outcomes of the primaries for U.S. Senate, Congress and governor in Tennessee will be professors Bruce Oppenheimer, Geoff Layman and Rosalyn Cooperman.
Jul. 26, 2002— Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) Nashville, an education partnership whose members include Vanderbilt University and Metro Public Schools, has a new name, Imagine College, it was announced today. The programs mission is to open the door to higher education for inner city students by supporting student learning, teacher professional development, and family and community engagement in schools.