Jun. 9, 2003—Legislation memorializing Jonathan I. Charney, Vanderbilt University Law School professor and one of the worlds preeminent experts on international law, was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bredesen on May 27.
Jun. 6, 2003—Donna L. Hoffman and Thomas P. Novak, professors of marketing at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, have been named Distinguished Graduate Alumni by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jun. 5, 2003—A Wall Street Journal opinion piece written by James Blumstein, Centennial Chair in Law, regarding the case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging admissions policies at the University of Michigan
Jun. 4, 2003—Policing fraud is the only way to keep markets working, says Vanderbilt expert
Jun. 4, 2003—As President Bush attempts to mend fences with European leaders in the aftermath of war with Iraq, he would do well to consider the actions of a previous president from Texas, according to Thomas Alan Schwartz, a Vanderbilt University presidential historian.
Jun. 4, 2003—The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is now offering a technique that uses a light-activated drug to help restore the ability to swallow in patients whose esophagus is blocked by cancer.
Jun. 4, 2003—Arthur Levitt, former chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will deliver the keynote address at the Vanderbilt Directors College on June 9. As the SECs longest-serving commissioner, Levitt initiated and contributed to the development of several of the recent changes in corporate governance, focusing his efforts on educating, empowering and protecting Americas investors. He chaired the SEC from 1993 to 2001 and now is a senior adviser to The Carlyle Group in New York.
Jun. 2, 2003—James Bacchus, the chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, will join the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Law School as a visiting professor teaching international law beginning next spring.
Jun. 2, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one step closer to changing the way doctors look at coronary arteries.
Jun. 2, 2003—A reorganization of the offices that oversee the commercialization of Vanderbilt research discoveries and inventions will result in a more streamlined process for the transfer of new technologies to the marketplace, according to a plan announced today by University officials.
May. 30, 2003—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been ranked No. 3 worldwide in enrollment for an international trial testing the efficacy of a new immunosuppressant drug for use in heart transplant patients.
May. 30, 2003—Parents and students seeking active ways to enjoy the long, hot summer can find a number of options online in the Directory of Out-of-School Activities.
May. 29, 2003—Mark Cohen has been appointed senior associate dean at Vanderbilt Universitys Owen Graduate School of Management, effective July 1.
May. 28, 2003—Hospital patients who face difficult decisions sometimes turn to a chaplain or pastor and ask, "What should I do?" or "Why is this happening to me?"
May. 28, 2003—Vanderbilt's first robotic surgical procedure was performed in mid May by Dr. Joseph A. Smith Jr., William L. Bray Professor and Chair of Urologic Surgery. Smith used VUMC's new $1 million-plus Da Vinci Surgical System, built by Intuitive Surgical, to perform a radical prostatectomy.