Dec. 13, 2012—Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the United States from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS.
Dec. 10, 2012—A photograph of a smiling young man standing beside a gas pump at a Spur Gas station in Henderson, Ky., sits in the offices of Gigi Lazenby, BA’67, MBA’73. The year was 1931 and the young man—her father, Paul Banks Jr.—would eventually work his way to President of that same company, Spur Distributing.
Dec. 7, 2012—The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club invites the Nashville community to Scholar-Sips, an evening of wine tasting and socializing, and most importantly, an evening that supports our amazing Vanderbilt students. The annual event is set for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
Dec. 7, 2012—"The implications of MOOCs for community between faculty and students, as well as the relationships within and between local and global learning communities, interest and excite me," writes Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Dec. 6, 2012—Four Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty members have been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new tools, including a web-based modeling and simulation infrastructure, intended to help speed up the development of miniature medical capsule robots.
Dec. 6, 2012—"Our scientists and engineers are making discoveries today that will lead to unimaginable technological breakthroughs tomorrow in medicine, energy and technology. Without long-term sustained federal investments in science and engineering research, these discoveries simply will not be made," write Chancellor Zeppos and University of Tennessee president Joseph Di Pietro in The Tennessean.
Dec. 6, 2012—"Beyond the damaging effects on the health of our people, disrupting the nation’s biomedical science infrastructure puts our economic future at risk," writes Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser in The Tennessean.
Dec. 5, 2012—The Vanderbilt Commodores will square off against North Carolina State in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Monday, Dec. 31, at LP Field in Nashville. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. Support the Dores and buy your tickets here.
Dec. 4, 2012—Select engineering management juniors and seniors will see firsthand in a new spring semester course how local entrepreneurs try to unleash their startups’ potential. Entrepreneur Studio will be run as a three credit hour studio and lab. Students will be matched with a startup company being incubated in the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, where they also...
Dec. 4, 2012—It isn’t exactly Shark Tank, the ABC-TV reality show with a panel of entrepreneurs and business executives called “Sharks” who consider offers from other entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product. It is 48 Hour Launch, the premier of a business plan competition at Vanderbilt staring 40 undergraduates who created “Pitch Decks” aimed at early-stage...
Dec. 4, 2012—A study of California school districts by Jason Grissom, assistant professor of public policy and education, shows that nearly half of superintendents left their districts within three years, including nearly three-quarters of the superintendents of the largest districts.
Dec. 3, 2012—Turkeys will be tossed and NEW this year: a limited number of signature Vanderbilt aprons, a few of which have surprises inside, will be available to choose in lieu of a turkey.