Apr. 18, 2003—Music industry executive Mike Curb, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Bill Ivey and Vanderbilt Chancellor Gordon Gee will make an announcement regarding the launch of a new arts policy initiative Friday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in the Wyatt Center lobby.
Apr. 16, 2003—Unique strengths in religion, culture, history and politics provide a broad base for the launch of a new undergraduate major in Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Science.
Apr. 16, 2003—Dr. Jeff McKinzie and a 21 person team from the Medical Center will travel to Georgetown, Guyana later this month as part of a mission to promote clinical service, education, and research in the areas of international health, medical missions, and travel medicine.
Apr. 15, 2003—Archbishop Desmond Tutu, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of the worlds foremost human rights advocates, will address the Vanderbilt community on Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.
Apr. 15, 2003—To address the needs of its alumni in the current job market, Vanderbilt Universitys Owen Graduate School of Management is taking the lead in offering free, comprehensive career services to its graduates around the world. Many of the resources are similar in concept to those available to current MBA students through Owens Career Management Center, but are tailored to experienced hires.
Apr. 11, 2003—Juniors Jessica Heaven and Ashley Amber Wallin are among 76 students selected from across the nation as the 2003 Harry S. Truman Scholars. They were chosen on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of making a difference, and are the first Vanderbilt students to receive the honor in more than a decade.
Apr. 11, 2003—Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, says its time for political and religious leaders in America to wake up to the notion that white nationalism is seeking to go mainstream and to take the threats the movement poses seriously.
Apr. 10, 2003—Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University today announced an alliance that will increase time- and cost-efficiencies for Rhodes students seeking graduate education, enhance research options for faculty and open the door for other innovative partnerships that will benefit both schools.
Apr. 8, 2003—The amount of external funding that Vanderbilt University researchers received last year from peer-reviewed contracts and grants jumped by a dramatic 31 percent to reach an all-time high of $285.8 million.
Apr. 4, 2003—Peabody College at Vanderbilt University is ranked 4th among the nation's graduate programs in education in the latest "U.S. News & World Report" listing of the nation's leading graduate and professional schools. The placement represents a three-spot jump in last year's ranking and is the school's highest "U.S. News" ranking ever.
Apr. 2, 2003—Current and former smokers are needed for a new study to determine if screening people with either spiral computerized tomography (CT) or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer.
Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center to assist foster teens awarded Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative grant
Apr. 2, 2003—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center is creating a national model program to help teens in state custody who are aging out of foster care, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
Apr. 2, 2003—April 6-13, is a series of events held to highlight the growing health, educational and social concerns faced by young children and their parents in Nashville and to facilitate an informative campaign to better the lives of the children through advocacy and education.