Feb. 20, 2004—The Vanderbilt Learning Sciences Institute will host the first installment of its new guest lecturer series Thursday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. with University of California-Berkeley professor of education and geology Jean Lave. Lave will speak on how people learn during their everyday lives, a theory referred to as "learning-in-practice."
Feb. 19, 2004—Avery Leiserson, a distinguished Vanderbilt University political scholar who served in a variety of leadership roles, died Feb. 14 at the Woodcrest at the Blakeford in Nashville. The professor of political science, emeritus, was 90 years old and recently had been suffering from pneumonia.
Positive attitude has direct impact on recovery and health, 100 years of research shows, Report argues for a new focus on communication in health care
Feb. 19, 2004—We all know stress is harmful to our health. A survey of 100 years of research indicates the impact of stress and negative thinking is far more direct, and more preventable, than previously documented. Survey author and Vanderbilt University psychology professor Oakley Ray believes the evidence calls for a fundamental change in how the medical profession approaches disease and healing.
Judy Chicago, pioneer of women’s art movement, to speak at Vanderbilt, Feb.26 presentation in conjunction with exhibit at Sarratt Gallery
Feb. 19, 2004—Judy Chicago, author, feminist, educator and mother figure of the women's art movement, will present "At Home in Kentucky" on Thursday, Feb. 26, at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Student Center.
Feb. 19, 2004—Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are studying a new inhaled form of insulin in three separate clinical trials. If proven effective the new form of insulin, which is delivered to patients as an aerosolized powder via the lungs, could cut in half the number of insulin injections for a certain population of diabetics.
Feb. 18, 2004—Philosopher John J. Stuhr will mark his return to Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Feb. 26, with an inaugural lecture that explores the repercussions of compartmentalizing philosophy from the rest of education and life.
Feb. 17, 2004—Are violent people born that way, or are they products of their environments? Terrie Moffitt, professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin and King's College, London, will discuss the role genetics plays in antisocial behavior on Thursday, March 4, at 4 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.
Feb. 17, 2004—Despite vigorous debate, discussion and research about public participation in the arts in America, our understanding of it remains fragmented and incomplete. The [PC1]Vanderbilt Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy has received a $180,000 grant from the Wallace Foundation to publish a book that will explore this issue.
Merits of The Passion of the Christ to be considered at Vanderbilt, Amy-Jill Levine to lead trio of scholars speaking on March 2
Feb. 17, 2004—The Nashville community can get perspective to help process a controversial film directed by Mel Gibson about the death of Jesus Christ during a March 2 forum at Vanderbilt University sponsored by Vanderbilt Hillel.
Feb. 17, 2004—With Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry poised to win the Democratic presidential nomination-and polls showing his "electability" the chief factor in winning him a majority of votes-how should the Bush administration begin to mount its defense of the White House in November?
Feb. 13, 2004—Do black fraternities and sororities play a significant role in African-American culture? What contributions do these organizations make to life on college campuses? Walter Kimbrough, a national expert on black Greek organizations, will discuss the history and traditions of black Greek life during a lecture at Vanderbilt University on Monday, Feb. 23.
Critically acclaimed violinist, composer Daniel Bernard Roumain returns to alma mater Vanderbilt University for Feb. 24 concert
Feb. 13, 2004—New York-based violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain brings his unique musical styling back to his alma mater, Vanderbilt University, for a 7:30 p.m. concert Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life.
Feb. 13, 2004—Vanderbilt senior Amber Wallin is one of 20 undergraduates chosen for USA Today's 2004 All-USA College Academic Team in recognition of their use of their academic skills in creative ways.
Nashville flood the origin of Bessie Smith hit, scholar reveals, David Evans makes revelation during blues class at Vanderbilt
Feb. 13, 2004—A mystery about one of blues singer Bessie Smith's most enduring songs has been solved.
Vanderbilt joins National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement, Office of Volunteer Activities becomes "Office of Active Citizenship and Service"
Feb. 12, 2004—Vanderbilt has joined Harvard University's National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement. In doing so, Vanderbilt becomes one of a handful of universities across the nation partnering with Harvard's Institute of Politics in the mission of developing civic-minded and politically engaged students.