Nov. 14, 2012—In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the nor’easter that followed, millions of New Yorkers began to pick up the pieces and resume their lives, a difficult task that brought communities together, not only in the Northeast, but across the country. Brad Moyer, assistant manager at Rand Dining Center, is currently in New York helping...
Nov. 14, 2012—Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science, participated in a panel discussion at the Ithaka Sustainable Scholarship conference. This year's topic was the impact of digital learning technology on scholarly practices and notions of quality in the academy.
Nov. 13, 2012—They spent a total of $1 billion on TV ads, but most were instantly forgettable—and none swayed opinion. Next time, writes John G. Geer, make the ads memorable.
Nov. 13, 2012—Sleep research is one of the many initiatives made possible through Vanderbilt’s participation in the Autism Treatment Network.
Nov. 9, 2012—Two chemical and biomolecular engineering seniors, Doug Woodcock and Brett Taylor, are flying to England this month to attend an international health care conference and present the results of an engineering management project they completed last spring.
Nov. 9, 2012—The Sixth Annual Meredith S. and John A. Oates Lectureship in Clinical Pharmacology presents “Homage to Ignorance,” featuring Friedrich C. Luft, M.D., Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. at 208 Light Hall.
Nov. 6, 2012—To express its gratitude for Vanderbilt’s support, Nashville Ballet is offering discounted tickets to see the holiday classic Nashville’s Nutcracker. Now through Nov. 30, save $12 on tickets to any performance of Nashville’s Nutcracker with this link.
Nov. 1, 2012—Meharry Consortium Geriatric Education Center, in collaboration with the VA-TN Valley Healthcare System, presents the Alzheimer’s Update Series Nov. 2, 9 and 16.
Oct. 31, 2012—The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched FANG Challenges, a set of three next-generation military vehicle design competitions with up to $4 million in prizes to build a new amphibious combat vehicle specifically for the Marine Corps. Vanderbilt’s Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is playing a significant role in the contests.
Oct. 31, 2012—If measured by Malcolm Gladwell’s rule of a 10,000-hour prerequisite, Peabody graduate student Larry Kloess has surpassed expert status into the territory of sheer fanaticism — but in the best way possible, by Music City standards. He has cultivated a passion for exposing Nashville to undiscovered talent through his blog and house concert series, Cause A Scene Music.
Oct. 30, 2012—If you’re 60 or older and have noticed a significant change in your memory—or if this describes a loved one—please join us for this informative information session Nov. 3 led by a panel Vanderbilt doctors who specialize in memory loss among older adults.
Oct. 30, 2012—Jim Shulman, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability, will present “State of Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability Update” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. The Geriatrics and Gerontology Interest Group event will take place in Medical Center East’s South Tower, Rom 8380B.