Oct. 16, 2003—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a Sibshop, an activity-based retreat for children ages 7 through 12 who have a sibling with special needs, this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The children will work with an education staff member from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to create a unique quilt that will hang in the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 16, 2003—The delicate and sometimes ridiculous balancing act of maintaining a relationship has rarely been tackled with the wit and insight displayed by Sir Alan Ayckbourn in his 1975 classic Bedroom Farce.
Oct. 16, 2003—A dozen Vanderbilt University students will spend the weekend in Washington, D.C., paying a special visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Fire historian Stephen J. Pyne to give Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Vanderbilt’s Marilyn Murphy exhibits paintings with fire theme
Oct. 15, 2003—The world's foremost historian of fire will deliver the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture on Oct. 23 at Vanderbilt University.
Oct. 15, 2003—The Vanderbilt School of Nursing has been awarded two separate grants to deliver online emergency preparedness programs to healthcare professionals around the country.
Oct. 14, 2003—David Brooks, a columnist for The New York Times and senior editor at The Weekly Standard, will explore "The Geography of Politics" in a Vanderbilt University address on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music. A reception with Brooks will precede the lecture at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Oct. 10, 2003—Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities professors will conduct joint research and train doctoral students from both institutions in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of nanoscience and nanoengineering as a result of winning a highly competitive, $2.9 million national grant.
Oct. 10, 2003—Vanderbilt University will honor the men and women of the United States Armed Services on Saturday, Oct. 11, during Military Appreciation Day, which will include an F-18 jet flyover minutes before the 1 p.m. CST kickoff of the Vanderbilt-Navy football game.
Oct. 10, 2003—InsideOut of the (Lunch) Box, sponsored by Vanderbilt University and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, will feature choreographer and dancer Bill Shannon Oct. 16 at War Memorial Auditorium.
Kennedy Center and Nashville Public Library cosponsor exhibit of nationally renowned artist Laura McNellis
Oct. 10, 2003—The works of nationally renowned artist Laura Craig McNellis will be displayed in the Courtyard Gallery of the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Oct. 10 through Dec. 31, in an exhibit co-sponsored by the library and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
Oct. 9, 2003—A Vanderbilt University political scientist who is writing a book about political attack ads predicts the 2004 presidential campaign will be the nastiest in 45 years. John Geer has been analyzing television ads in all the presidential races from 1960 through 2000.
Oct. 8, 2003—Vivendi's recently announced decision to sell Universal Studios and its other media assets to NBC should improve the quality of television programming, according to Christopher Yoo, a media law expert at Vanderbilt University.
Oct. 8, 2003—The future of the national "do not call" list is likely to turn into a debate over which federal agency should be responsible for enforcing it, according to Christopher Yoo, associate professor of law at Vanderbilt University.
Oct. 8, 2003—Seeking a more "sleep-friendly" environment, sleep experts at Vanderbilt Medical Center are taking a novel approach for providing sleep studies. In a first for Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt has opened the first hotel-based sleep center in the Marriott at Vanderbilt University. The state-of-the-art sleep laboratory utilizes regular hotel rooms, slightly converted to monitor sleeping patterns.
Oct. 8, 2003—Cited for his "national influence on the development of biomedical engineering as a discipline," Dr. Thomas R. Harris, chair of the biomedical engineering department at Vanderbilt, recently received the highest award given by the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.