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MEDIA ADVISORY–Eminent astronomer giving public lecture in Nashville

May. 21, 2003—The eminent astronomer David Weedman, who is a Nashville native and graduate of Vanderbilt, will be delivering a free public lecture on Tuesday evening, May 27.

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Plans for new Children’s Hospital to highlight kickoff event for Eve of Janus Ball

May. 19, 2003—Plans for the Monroe Carell Children's Hospital will highlight a kickoff event for the Eve of Janus Ball on Sunday, June 1, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., in the lobby of the Frances Williams Preston Building on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Op-ed – The Coming Tort Reform Juggernaut

May. 19, 2003—Tort reform has come to Washington, D.C. with a vengeance. Congress, with the White House's blessing, has begun to propose a dizzying array of federal laws designed to change the way lawsuits are handled in the 50 states.

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Center for the Americas to provide diverse, integrated perspective of hemisphere

May. 16, 2003—The newly created Center for the Americas at Vanderbilt will provide innovative perspectives on American history, culture and society by bringing together a powerful group of scholars whose research and teaching cuts across the political and geographical boundaries of North, Central and South America.

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Johnson, Dickerson share honor from national society

May. 14, 2003—Dale A. Johnson and Dennis C. Dickerson have been elected president and president elect of the American Society of Church History. This is the first time someone from Vanderbilt has served in this role for the national organization and the first time faculty from one university have served back-to-back terms.

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Astronomer to describe the edge of the visible universe at public lecture

May. 14, 2003—Imagine a single, star-like object that burns with as much energy as billions of stars in hundreds of galaxies combined. Such objects exist. They are called quasars and are just one of the nearly unimaginable astronomical objects that eminent astronomer David Weedman will describe in the free public lecture, “Seyfert Galaxies, Quasars and the Edge of the Universe.”, on May 27.

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Chancellor bids farewell to the Classes of 2003

May. 9, 2003—Sound and text of Chancellor Gordon Gee's Commencement address

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Vanderbilt honors top scholars during Commencement

May. 9, 2003—Vanderbilt's top scholars in nine undergraduate and professional schools received Founder's Medals during Commencement exercises on May 9.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody College honors Volunteer State Community College founder

May. 9, 2003—Vanderbilt’s Peabody College honored alumnus Hal R. Ramer, of Nashville, with its Lifetime Service Award at the College’s commencement ceremony Friday, May 9. He is the first recipient of the award.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody College honors University System of Georgia chancellor emeritus with Distinguished Alumnus Award

May. 9, 2003—Peabody College honored H. Dean Propst, chancellor emeritus of the University System of Georgia, with its 2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award during commencement Friday, May 9.

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Commencement set for May 9

May. 9, 2003—Approximately 2,400 students, including one of the largest undergraduate classes in the history of Vanderbilt, will receive diplomas at the University’s Commencement May 9 on Alumni Lawn.

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MEDIA ADVISORY–Vanderbilt moving main graduation ceremony to Memorial Gym because of recent bad weather

May. 9, 2003—The recent rainstorms have forced Vanderbilt to move its main Commencement ceremony from Alumni Lawn to Memorial Gym Friday, May 9.

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