Oct. 11, 2002— Students in more than 30 Metro Schools will be linked to a variety of community and Vanderbilt leaders through a series of interactive videoconferences hosted by the Vanderbilt Virtual School. We are focusing on the themes of authors, democracy and careers as we strive to make the videoconferences educational and engaging for these K-12 students, said Jan Zanetis, director of the Vanderbilt Virtual School.
Oct. 11, 2002— Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and author of the acclaimed autobiography An Unquiet Mind, will discuss A Life in Moods: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Mental Illness on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Vanderbilt. The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Room 103 of Wilson Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 11, 2002— Artur Davis, a Birmingham attorney who ousted a veteran congressman in a race that received national attention because of its connection to Middle Eastern politics, will speak at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 16 at Vanderbilt University on Reviving the Democratic Party in the South: A Progressive Strategy. Davis talk, which is free and open to the public, will be in Wilson Hall, Room 126. A reception will follow.
Oct. 8, 2002— Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss Nonsense, Non-Science and Science: From Aliens to Creationism on Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in Turner Hall at Vanderbilts Blair School of Music. The event is free and open to the public. A reception with Krauss precedes the lecture at 5 p.m.
Oct. 4, 2002— Teachers and community volunteers will visit the homes of North Nashville fifth- and ninth-graders from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 12, to encourage them to join Imagine College, formerly Project GRAD Nashville.
Oct. 2, 2002— The mosquito Anopheles gambiae is something of a gourmet. It feeds almost exclusively on human blood. Its preference for humans and its ability to seek them out, in fact, are what makes the tiny insect such a deadly vector for the spread of malaria, a disease that causes millions of deaths annually.
Oct. 2, 2002— Vanderbilt Hillel, a program of the Jewish Federation of Nashville, will celebrate the opening of the new Schulman Center for Jewish Life with multiple events Oct. 4-12 and a dedication ceremony Oct. 13.
African-American scholars from across the country to hold symposium on diversity in higher education at Vanderbilt University Oct. 11
Oct. 1, 2002— Brothers of the Academy (BOTA), a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of African-American professors in academe, will be joined by its counterpart, Sisters of the Academy (SOTA), to hold a first ever joint symposium at Vanderbilt University Oct. 11 to look at the challenges faced by African-American scholars.
Sep. 30, 2002— Vanderbilt University Theatre presents an 18th century Jewish parable of greed and broken vows that hits close to home in America today with A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds in Neely Auditorium Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m. and one matinee Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.
Sep. 26, 2002— The events of Sept. 11 give new relevance to the study of the Holocaust, say organizers of Vanderbilts 25th annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which is the oldest sustained lecture series at a college or university devoted to the mass effort to exterminate Jews.
Sep. 25, 2002— Edgar Meyer, Vanderbilt University faculty member and award-winning bassist and composer noted for his innovative blending of musical styles, was named Wednesday as a MacArthur Fellow.
Sep. 24, 2002— U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul ONeill encouraged Vanderbilt students yesterday to challenge economic conventions when appropriate in what he described as a challenging time.