Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities have filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in their efforts to defend the principles of affirmative action in college admissions.
Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt engineering students will celebrate the lighter side of engineering during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-22.
Feb. 13, 2003—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Provisional Committee on Institutional and Policy Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the Healthcare Workforce.
Feb. 12, 2003—Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research has awarded one of its competitive Fast Track grants to Vanderbilt neuroscientist Richard Nass, Ph.D., to fund his search for drugs that will prevent dopamine nerve cell death.
Feb. 12, 2003—Children can now use their bedside computers to join a new online community that fosters an environment where children can speak openly and honestly with peers about their illnesses and to provide encouragement to each other.
Feb. 12, 2003—Forrest E. Harris, Sr., director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on African American Church Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will present "Leadership and Struggle in the Black Churches: Then and Now."
Feb. 12, 2003—Historian Bryan Mark Rigg will discuss his book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers" at the Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.
Feb. 12, 2003—Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering L. Roy Xu has won a Young Investigator Program award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for his research on hybrid interface mechanics and nano-composite materials.
Feb. 11, 2003—George Fredrickson, one of the leading American scholars on race, will compare and contrast anti-Semitism with racism against people of African descent during a Feb. 27 lecture at Vanderbilt University. Fredrickson will deliver the annual Byrne lecture at 8 p.m. in the Moore Room (218) of Vanderbilt Law School.
Feb. 11, 2003—Noted scholar and orator Cornel West will deliver a talk titled Race and Democracy at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Feb. 10, 2003—Vanderbilt School of Nursing's Faculty Practice Network (VNFPN) is opening the doors on a new nurse-managed, community-based clinic this week.
Feb. 10, 2003—Rita D. Hayes, deputy director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, will discuss the role of that international organization on current intellectual property issues at 12:10 p.m. Feb. 12 in Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt Law School.
Feb. 10, 2003—Noted Afro-Brazilian writer Esmeralda Ribeiro will join in a panel discussion at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Vanderbilts Furman Hall on the role of black women in Afro-Brazilian literature and sexism within the black movement in Brazil. The discussion is free and open to the public
Feb. 7, 2003—Arnold Sameroff, internationally known for his contributions to understanding the factors that put children at risk or protect them as they develop socially, emotionally and academically, will speak at a free public lecture Thursday, Feb. 13, at Vanderbilt Universitys John F. Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development.
Feb. 5, 2003—Political pundits James Carville and Mary Matalin and national security expert Gen. Barry McCaffrey will be the featured speakers for the 2003 IMPACT Symposium at Vanderbilt University.