Author: Seth Robertson
VUToday: Tribute to Dewey Daane, Schaffner comments on Trump vaccination safety plans in weekly roundup of VU news stories
Jan. 13, 2017—A tribute to recently deceased finance professor J. Dewey Daane appeared in "The Wall Street Journal," and "The New York Times" interviewed infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner about President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to start a commission on vaccination safety. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Jan. 9.
Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt has joined a new alliance to recruit more students from lower-income families, and a new study from assistant professor Stephen Patrick reveals the growing problem of opioid addiction in rural communities. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 12.
Dec. 9, 2016—Donald Trump was at the center of several Vanderbilt news stories this week. A new Vanderbilt Poll taken after the election revealed Tennesseans’ feelings about the president-elect, and faculty members weighed in on his cabinet choices and the alt-right movement that helped propel him to victory. Read these and other Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 5.
VUToday: VU role models in STEM fields, new element ‘tennessine’ featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories
Dec. 2, 2016—Postdoctoral fellow Jedidah Isler and Vanderbilt alumna Kimberly Bryant appeared in a "Vanity Fair" feature about notable and diverse role models in STEM fields, and physics professors Joseph Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya were recognized for their work in helping discover “tennessine,” one of four new elements officially added to the periodic table this week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 28.
Nov. 18, 2016—Law professor Brian Fitzpatrick discussed Donald Trump’s potential candidates for the Supreme Court, and the Wond’ry received attention for its recent grand opening. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 14.
Nov. 14, 2016—Health care has been relatively late to the cybersecurity game and is now behind the curve in addressing such threats, new research by Owen Graduate School of Management Dean M. Eric Johnson finds.
Nov. 4, 2016—'Time' highlighted the work of a team of Vanderbilt engineers who created a high-performance battery using junkyard metal scraps and laundry detergent salt, while professor Lisa Fazio’s research examining how liars create the “illusion of truth” was featured by the BBC. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 31.
Oct. 21, 2016—Political scientist Marc Hetherington helped calm voters’ fears about a “rigged” election in an NPR story, and five new African American faculty members at Vanderbilt were highlighted in 'The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.' Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 17.
Oct. 21, 2016—Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.
Oct. 14, 2016—The discovery by Vanderbilt scientists of a virus carrying the DNA of black widow spider toxin was featured in 'The Washington Post,' while 'Bloomberg' highlighted research by political scientist Larry Bartels in examining the impact Hurricane Matthew might have on the presidential election. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 10.
Oct. 6, 2016—By understanding the systematic ways in which practices differ from one organization to another, new Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Megan Lawrence hopes her research will help companies learn to adapt and renew themselves as they look for long-term success in changing markets.
Oct. 5, 2016—When Vanderbilt’s Graduate School relocated to Alumni Hall earlier this year, it was more than just a routine move from one office space to another. In a broader sense, it also represented a shift in philosophy—away from the more traditional notion of graduate education and toward a more holistic approach that better equips students for today’s fast-changing and heavily interconnected world.