Oct. 22, 2012—Faculty members of Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management conduct research across a broad range of disciplines, from finance and economics to consumer behavior and negotiation strategies. Their work has a solid footing in traditional academic theory, but much of it also seeks to make an impact on the real world of business and organizations...
Oct. 11, 2012—In her bimonthly column for The Tennessean, Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, writes about the challenges of educating gifted children. In many schools and classrooms, we ask gifted students to adjust to the curriculum rather than adjusting the curriculum to them. This is unfortunate because today’s gifted students...
Sep. 18, 2012—Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, continues to share her expertise with in the midstate and highlight Peabody research in her bimonthly Tennessean column. See what she has to say about why algebra matters, how quality pre-K benefits students and how to address reading difficulties effectively.
Sep. 14, 2012—Eight scientists, including four Nobel laureates, received the first Golden Goose Awards on Thursday, Sept. 13 at an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill. The award was established to highlight the importance of federally funded basic research that, on the surface, seemed particularly odd or obscure, but which ended up having a large impact on society.
Sep. 13, 2012—After more than a decade spent successfully decoding the malaria mosquito’s sense of smell, the Zwiebel Lab has added ant olfaction to its research repertoire and has just received a major grant to pursue this new avenue for the next four years.
Sep. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt University professor Billy Hudson, Ph.D., and his lab have achieved a scientific “bleacher burner” -- their paper is published, discussed in an editorial and featured on the cover of this month’s Nature Chemical Biology, a high profile journal.
Aug. 14, 2012—Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science, discusses the priorities, challenges, drivers and progress being made in the Department of Defense where open architecture is concerned.
Jul. 3, 2012—David Merryman, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is among 78 of the nation's brightest young engineers selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering's 18th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium.
Jun. 8, 2012—The Dyer Observatory is calling all science sleuths to help identify an unknown object spotted on June 5.
Jun. 1, 2012—Policy will increasingly involve complex scientific concepts, but this does not mean that the available technical input will automatically match those needs.