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.
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.
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.
May. 9, 2003—Vanderbilt's top scholars in nine undergraduate and professional schools received Founder's Medals during Commencement exercises on May 9.
May. 9, 2003—Vanderbilts Peabody College honored alumnus Hal R. Ramer, of Nashville, with its Lifetime Service Award at the Colleges commencement ceremony Friday, May 9. He is the first recipient of the award.
Vanderbilts 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.
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.
May. 9, 2003—Mary L. Schapiro, vice chairman of the National Association of Securities Dealers and president of its Regulatory Policy and Oversight Division, will deliver the keynote address to the graduating class of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Commencement exercises on May 9.