Feb. 20, 2003—Former NASA astronaut Rick Chappell, who directs Vanderbilt Universitys Office of Science and Research Communications, will discuss the impact of the Columbia shuttle disaster on the future of Americas space program during a series of videoconferences on Feb. 21 with K-12 students in Texas and Tennessee.
Feb. 19, 2003—"Vanderbilt@TPAC@Vanderbilt@TPAC" unites the intellectual resources of Nashville's premier educational institution with the cultural flair of the city's leading performing arts organization. "InsideOut of the (Lunch) Box" to be the first program, Feb. 27
Harvard Business School team takes top honors in premier MBA case competition at Vanderbilts Owen School
Feb. 19, 2003—Six teams of MBA students from top business schools competed last weekend in the fourth annual Vanderbilt MBA eStrategy Contest at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Students from the Harvard Business School took home the $25,000 prize from the contest, the largest case competition of its kind.
Feb. 17, 2003—Sima Samar, chair of Afghanistans first Independent Human Rights Commission (IHRC), will give a talk on the status of Afghan women after Taliban rule at Vanderbilt University Monday, Feb. 24.
Feb. 17, 2003—Current foreign policy dilemmas, the future role of the United Nations in international affairs and a womans view of American history are among the wide-ranging topics offered for the spring term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt March 3 through April 21.
Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities have filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in their efforts to defend the principles of affirmative action in college admissions.
Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt engineering students will celebrate the lighter side of engineering during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-22.
Feb. 13, 2003—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Provisional Committee on Institutional and Policy Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the Healthcare Workforce.
Feb. 12, 2003—Children can now use their bedside computers to join a new online community that fosters an environment where children can speak openly and honestly with peers about their illnesses and to provide encouragement to each other.
Feb. 12, 2003—Forrest E. Harris, Sr., director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on African American Church Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will present "Leadership and Struggle in the Black Churches: Then and Now."
Feb. 12, 2003—Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering L. Roy Xu has won a Young Investigator Program award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for his research on hybrid interface mechanics and nano-composite materials.