Feb. 17, 2003—Current foreign policy dilemmas, the future role of the United Nations in international affairs and a womans view of American history are among the wide-ranging topics offered for the spring term of Retirement Learning at Vanderbilt March 3 through April 21.
Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt and four other leading private universities have filed an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School in their efforts to defend the principles of affirmative action in college admissions.
Feb. 14, 2003—Vanderbilt engineering students will celebrate the lighter side of engineering during National Engineers Week, Feb. 17-22.
Feb. 13, 2003—Colleen Conway-Welch, Ph.D., Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing, was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine's Provisional Committee on Institutional and Policy Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the Healthcare Workforce.
Feb. 12, 2003—Children can now use their bedside computers to join a new online community that fosters an environment where children can speak openly and honestly with peers about their illnesses and to provide encouragement to each other.
Feb. 12, 2003—Forrest E. Harris, Sr., director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on African American Church Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School will present "Leadership and Struggle in the Black Churches: Then and Now."
Feb. 12, 2003—Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering L. Roy Xu has won a Young Investigator Program award from the U.S. Office of Naval Research for his research on hybrid interface mechanics and nano-composite materials.
Feb. 11, 2003—George Fredrickson, one of the leading American scholars on race, will compare and contrast anti-Semitism with racism against people of African descent during a Feb. 27 lecture at Vanderbilt University. Fredrickson will deliver the annual Byrne lecture at 8 p.m. in the Moore Room (218) of Vanderbilt Law School.
Feb. 10, 2003—Vanderbilt School of Nursing's Faculty Practice Network (VNFPN) is opening the doors on a new nurse-managed, community-based clinic this week.