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Spring 2014

Recent Books

Jun. 18, 2014—The latest nonfiction and fiction offerings from Vanderbilt writers

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Readers’ Letters

Jun. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt Magazine’s format is beautiful, the pictures amazing, and the articles are timely, interesting and well written. I look forward to reading it.

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Runner’s High

Jun. 18, 2014—Andrea McDermott Sanders, MEd'06, has run in 10 consecutive Music City Marathons to raise money for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Reading Clinic. Her inspiration? A young man with Down syndrome named William Spickard.

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Star-Spangled Brass

Jun. 18, 2014—In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, Steven Smartt, BME’71, MME’72, aims to play the national anthem 100 times at public events this year.

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Tall Order

Jun. 18, 2014—Professor Doug Adams directs a new School of Engineering lab that allows researchers and students to test advanced sensor systems that can rapidly detect early signs of failure in aircraft, automobiles and wind turbines.

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Doors Wide Open

Jun. 18, 2014—Recently, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee awarded Francis Guess, MBM'74, its annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award, adding him to a roster of honorees that includes John Seigenthaler, Martha Ingram, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, ’82

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Victory Lane

Jun. 18, 2014—For as long as Travis Geisler, BE'03, can remember, auto racing has been an integral part of his life. Today he serves as competition director for Team Penske, a racing organization based near Charlotte, N.C.

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Scientist, Strategist, Provost

Jun. 18, 2014—Susan R. Wente, a distinguished scientist who has served as associate vice chancellor for research at Vanderbilt for the past five years, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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Designed for Innovation

Jun. 18, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust has approved construction of a seven-story engineering and science building designed to foster project teamwork and offer programs, instrumentation areas and core research space that will promote interdisciplinary work.

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Design Day

Jun. 18, 2014—After engineering seniors spent two semesters tackling design challenges from clients with design needs, they showcased their projects during Design Day on April 21.

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Passages: William “Billy” Adair, ’69

Jun. 18, 2014—On Feb. 18 the Blair School of Music lost beloved Big Band director and jazz instructor Billy Adair. A teacher, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and backbone of Blair’s jazz program, Adair died of cancer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Double Crown

Jun. 18, 2014—The Commodores finished 11 strokes ahead of South Carolina to win the team title at the 2014 SEC Golf Championship, and freshman Simin Feng claimed medalist honors as the tournament’s top individual.

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