Mar. 11, 2003—Two Vanderbilt biomedical engineering seniors are heading to Boston to show off the invention they helped refine and developa probe that uses laser light to quickly and accurately diagnose ovarian cancer.
Mar. 10, 2003—James E. Rogan, under secretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), will speak on The Current State of Patent and Trademark Law in the Global Economy on March 13 at the Owen Graduate School of Management.
Car fanciers brains experience perceptual traffic jams when trying to identify autos and faces at the same time
Mar. 10, 2003—Aficionados may not only treat their automobiles as if they are people, but it now appears that they recognize their cars with the special part of the brain that is also used to identify faces. And, when they try to identify cars and faces at the same time, they are likely to experience a kind of perceptual traffic jam.
Mar. 4, 2003—Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will discuss her career in theater as Vanderbilts Chancellors Lecture Series presents A Playwrights Credo (and a wish-list for the theatre) on Tuesday, March 11, at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilts Blair School of Music.
Mar. 4, 2003—Craig Kennedy, who, as president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, has extensive knowledge about issues surrounding the strained U.S.-European relations over possible war with Iraq, will speak March 10 at Vanderbilt University.
Mar. 3, 2003—Vanderbilt will undertake a $2.5 million renovation and expansion of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center in an effort to advance the University's goal of achieving meaningful diversity that will benefit all students, officials announced today.
Mar. 3, 2003—Mary C. Churchill, a scholar of the interaction between religion and gender in Native American cultures, will deliver the annual Antoinette Brown Lecture in feminism and religion Thursday, March 13.
Feb. 28, 2003—During the week of March 3 some 300 Vanderbilt University students will stay busy participating in Alternative Spring Break programs at 25 sites across the United States, Mexico and Canada, including two sites in Nashville.
Feb. 27, 2003—On Friday, Feb. 28, the first rookie class of fire fighters at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy will learn how to properly guide LifeFlight helicopters to a safe landing zone during an emergency.
Feb. 27, 2003—During four evenings in March Alice Hunt will lead the next Relevant Religion community education class in an exploration of the Dead Sea Scrolls and what they reveal about scripture.
Feb. 26, 2003—Funding for the center at Fall-Hamilton Elementary School and at Stratton Elementary School will be gone by the end of this school year.