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Author: Ann Marie Deer Owens

Affordable housing panel explores idea of housing trust fund

Jan. 18, 2012—More than 100 people attended a Jan. 17 panel discussion at Vanderbilt Law School designed to inform and engage the community on the scarcity of affordable local housing. “Meeting Nashville’s Needs: Establishing a Housing Trust Fund” was co-sponsored by the Hyatt Fund, the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership and Law Students for Social Justice....

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‘Cultural commons’ focus of writer’s talk at Vanderbilt

Jan. 12, 2012—Cultural writer Lewis Hyde, who has a strong interest in the public life of the imagination, will speak at Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Jan. 19.

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Romantic art and the natural sciences subject of lecture

Jan. 10, 2012—Dorothy Johnson, a University of Iowa professor who specializes in 18th and 19th French and European art, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture Jan. 19 at Cohen Hall.

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Listen: Vandy basketball fans encouraged to recycle

Jan. 5, 2012—As SEC basketball heats up at Memorial Gym, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has an important reminder for fans. Please take advantage of the opportunity to use those green bins awaiting your discarded plastic cups and containers.

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Nashville’s affordable housing crisis topic of Vanderbilt panel

Jan. 5, 2012—Nashville’s need for more affordable housing and the impact of possible policy solutions are the focus of a Jan. 17 panel discussion at Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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Listen: Stay green over the holidays

Dec. 20, 2011—  Many folks look forward to holiday traditions like decorating, shopping and entertaining this time of year. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has put together a list of 15 actions that can tweak your traditions to make them a little greener.                          ...

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Vanderbilt professor brings first-century context to Christmas story

Dec. 13, 2011—The Jewish Annotated New Testament, co-edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, offers insight into how first-century Gospel readers would have understood the message of Jesus' birth.

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Vanderbilt expert can discuss Hollywood’s images of pregnancy in “Breaking Dawn”

Nov. 30, 2011—The 20-minute bloody birth scene in Breaking Dawn – Part One continues a long line of horror films featuring women giving birth to otherworldly creatures, says Kelly Oliver, a Vanderbilt University philosophy professor who is writing a book on images of pregnancy in recent movies and popular culture.

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Vanderbilt’s libraries now food friendly

Nov. 28, 2011—With the recent addition of the Food for Thought Café in Vanderbilt University’s Central Library, food and drinks in covered containers are permitted now in most library areas.

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Listen: Sign up for Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes

Nov. 17, 2011—The schedule of winter 2012 non-credit classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include aging and sexuality, reflections of life in Civil War Tennessee, the future of medicine and Humphrey Bogart film classics.

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Significant Mexican capital investment in Tennessee, VU study shows

Nov. 16, 2011—A recent study by Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies suggests that a key to bringing more jobs to Tennessee might lie in recruiting investment from emerging markets such as Mexico.

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Peabody professional students are making an impact in Metro schools

Nov. 16, 2011—Give to the Nashville Public Education Foundation and support the Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools program or other community agencies With vital support from the Nashville Public Education Foundation, some Peabody College professional students are helping to build expertise in Nashville’s urban schools. A partnership between top-ranked Peabody College of education and human development...

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