Nov. 12, 2010—Gary Gerstle, the James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, has done extensive research about President George W. Bush’s vision for a multicultural world and the steep challenges it faced during his administration. Gerstle’s essay, “Minorities, Multiculturalism and the Presidency of George W. Bush,” appears in a new book that is a first historical assessment...
Nov. 8, 2010—“The Sixties at 50,” an exhibition of video, photos and other treasures from one of society’s most significant decades, is on display at the Vanderbilt University Central Library and Special Collections. The exhibition was curated by a team of Vanderbilt subject librarians and technology staff under the guidance of Celia Walker, director of special projects. “The...
Nov. 2, 2010—Listen to Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy, and Richard McGregor, assistant professor of religious studies, speaking about a 10th-century Islamic ecological fable. Interviewed by Chris Benda, theological librarian at the Divinity School.
Oct. 29, 2010—Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions has a strong community outreach component that seeks to help citizens understand contemporary public policy issues and debates. Political scientists John Geer and David Lewis are among the four co-directors of the center that is housed within the Department of Political Science.
Oct. 25, 2010—Vanderbilt is one of 89 colleges and universities taking the EPA Game Day recycling challenge for Homecoming. Volunteers will assist the Commodore Nation in scoring off the field in the challenge that is taking place across the country.
Oct. 11, 2010—Dr. Raphael Smith, one of the co-founders of WRVU, is one of six Vanderbilt alumni who will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame on Oct. 22. Smith, who is now a Vanderbilt University professor of medicine, emeritus, provided most of the technical expertise for getting the station built and on the...
Aug. 24, 2010—Listen to a podcast by Shaul Kelner, assistant professor of sociology & Jewish studies, speaking on on Israeli birthright tourism. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.
Jul. 15, 2010—Research by political scientist Efren Perez offers insight into the intense opposition among many voters to passing any type of immigration reform. He conducted an original survey-experiment to demonstrate that the participants had an automatic negative attitude toward Latino immigrants that shaped their immigration judgments in general. Listen to That’s Vanderbilt with Efren Perez.
Jul. 2, 2010—Listen to a podcast by Lenn Goodman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and professor of philosophy. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.
May. 18, 2010— Two Vanderbilt undergraduates had the rare opportunity to present their research findings on the influence of patronage on presidential appointments and government performance at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
Apr. 29, 2010— An interdisciplinary research project at Vanderbilt, in partnership with the ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, has commissioned a piece of original music from award-winning composer Gabriela Lena Frank. This fall the piece will be premiered and recorded by ALIAS, which includes musicians from the Blair School.
Apr. 29, 2010— Listen to a segment from HHS HealthBeat with Ira Dreyfuss.