Apr. 11, 2003—Juniors Jessica Heaven and Ashley Amber Wallin are among 76 students selected from across the nation as the 2003 Harry S. Truman Scholars. They were chosen on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and likelihood of making a difference, and are the first Vanderbilt students to receive the honor in more than a decade.
Apr. 11, 2003—Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University, says its time for political and religious leaders in America to wake up to the notion that white nationalism is seeking to go mainstream and to take the threats the movement poses seriously.
Apr. 10, 2003—Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University today announced an alliance that will increase time- and cost-efficiencies for Rhodes students seeking graduate education, enhance research options for faculty and open the door for other innovative partnerships that will benefit both schools.
Apr. 10, 2003—The Vanderbilt School of Medicine is well on its way to being in the top 10 medical schools by 2010, jumping two slots to 14th in the nation of the 125 accredited medical schools.
Apr. 8, 2003—The amount of external funding that Vanderbilt University researchers received last year from peer-reviewed contracts and grants jumped by a dramatic 31 percent to reach an all-time high of $285.8 million.
Apr. 4, 2003—Peabody College at Vanderbilt University is ranked 4th among the nation's graduate programs in education in the latest "U.S. News & World Report" listing of the nation's leading graduate and professional schools. The placement represents a three-spot jump in last year's ranking and is the school's highest "U.S. News" ranking ever.
Apr. 2, 2003—Current and former smokers are needed for a new study to determine if screening people with either spiral computerized tomography (CT) or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer.
Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center to assist foster teens awarded Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative grant
Apr. 2, 2003—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Policy Center is creating a national model program to help teens in state custody who are aging out of foster care, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
Apr. 2, 2003—April 6-13, is a series of events held to highlight the growing health, educational and social concerns faced by young children and their parents in Nashville and to facilitate an informative campaign to better the lives of the children through advocacy and education.
Apr. 1, 2003—Springtime means warmer weather and the return of outdoor community gatherings, and Vanderbilt Universitys Community Concert Band plans to usher in the season with an afternoon of music in the park.
Apr. 1, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities filed an amicus curiae brief in the case being heard today by the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the admissions policies of University of Michigan and its law school.Click the headline for more information and a .pdf of the brief.
Wayne S. Hyatt honored as distinguished alumnus at Vanderbilt Law School; Ted LaRoche cited for distinguished service
Mar. 28, 2003—Atlanta attorney Wayne S. Hyatt has been named the 2003 Distinguished Alumnus of the Vanderbilt University Law School.
Mar. 28, 2003—Kanan Makiya presents "The United States and Post-Saddam Iraq" on Wednesday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 114 Furman Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. Makiya is an adviser for the Iraqi National Congress.
Mar. 26, 2003—Ken Pugh, a scientist renowned for his research on language organization and the neurobiology of reading, reading disabilities and attention deficit disorder, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, March 27, at Vanderbilt Universitys John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.
Mar. 26, 2003—Despite the popular notion that the three decades between the two world wars were a period of marital and family stability, it was a difficult and unsettling time for many middle-class Americans, says a Vanderbilt professor.