Author: Princine Lewis
Jun. 11, 2010—The worst environmental disaster to hit the U.S. occurred in part because of BP’s institutional arrogance, pushing a technology beyond its limits, and basic communication failures, according to Vanderbilt University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Mark Abkowitz, an emergency preparedness and response expert.
May. 13, 2010— Tradition and technology will each be a part of Vanderbilt University’s annual Commencement on Friday, May 14. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver the traditional Commencement address in a ceremony beginning 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn. Undergraduates will receive their degrees after the chancellor’s address, while graduate and professional students will adjourn for their own 10:30 a.m. degree ceremonies. Vanderbilt is granting about 3,500 degrees this year, 1,600 to undergraduates and 1,900 to graduate and professional students. About 3,100 graduates are expected to attend the ceremony. Undergraduates will stay on Alumni Lawn to receive their degrees.
May. 11, 2010— Khaled Hosseini, author of bestselling books The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Thursday, May 13, when he will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.
Nashville civil rights leaders gather April 30 at Vanderbilt to discuss how ’The Movement’ can be used for social change today
Apr. 22, 2010— Efforts by Nashville’s civil rights activists were key to the historic national struggle for civil rights. On Friday, April 30, members of Nashville’s movement will gather at Vanderbilt University to discuss their experiences.
Apr. 6, 2010—Elie Wiesel, author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at Langford Auditorium.
Media Advisory: Logistical information regarding covering Gen. David H. Petraeus’ visit to Vanderbilt University Monday, March 1
Feb. 26, 2010—The current chief of the United States Central Command and the former top U.S. commander in Iraq, Army Gen. David Petraeus, will speak about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq, the role of U.S. forces overseas and the latest developments in the surge. The event will be held Monday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Leader of U.S. Central Command Gen. David Petraeus available to media before March 1 event at Vanderbilt
Feb. 22, 2010—The current chief of the United States Central Command and the former top U.S. commander in Iraq, Army Gen. David Petraeus, will speak about his actions as commander of the surge in Iraq, the role of U.S. forces overseas and the latest developments in the surge. The event will be held Monday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center.
Feb. 22, 2010—The student-run Vanderbilt Initiative for Vegetarian Awareness will join several other student organizations to host a screening of the documentary Food Inc. Saturday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema, located at 2301 Vanderbilt Place.
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, journalist John Stossel, political activist Ralph Nader headline Vanderbilt University’s 2010 Impact Symposium
Feb. 11, 2010—Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, journalist John Stossel and political activist Ralph Nader will deliver public lectures and sign copies of their books at Vanderbilt University March 30-31 as part of the university's annual Impact Symposium.