Spring 2012

  • Sports Roundup

    Sports Roundup

    Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees Nine Commodores joined the Class of 2011 Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame: Lamar Alexander, BA’62, track and field; Tyler Griffin, BA’06, women’s soccer; Carl Hinkle, BA’38, football; John R. Ingram, MBA’86, lifetime achievement; Peter Lamb, BA’80, men’s tennis; David Latimer, BA’98, cross country; Scotti Madison,… Read More

    Mar 21, 2012

  • Laxabunga*


    *laxabunga (lak sǝ buή´ gǝ) exclam. [slang] used as an exclamation of delight and laxifaction by laxers (lacrosse players). See also laxaholic. Senior Ally Carey is one of 10 players from Maryland on the women’s lacrosse team. Ally Carey grew up with a soccer ball attached to her foot.Following in… Read More

    Mar 21, 2012

  • Beyond Theory

    Beyond Theory

    Bob Whaley, known throughout the financial world as developer of the Market Volatility Index (“Fear Index”), returned in 2006 to the Vanderbilt Owen School faculty, where he had begun his teaching career 28 years earlier. By Rob Simbeck Bob Whaley gets excited about the place where research and the marketplace… Read More

    Mar 21, 2012

  • Why I Love Vanderbilt

    Why I Love Vanderbilt

    Michael Greshko blogged about his college selection process for The New York Times. During the spring of my senior year of high school, as I sallied forth ready to do battle with everything life threw my way, one herculean task remained: my college choice. I had been admitted to Yale… Read More

    Mar 21, 2012

  • The Three Lives of Kissam Hall

    The Three Lives of Kissam Hall

    Situated on what is now Alumni Lawn, the original Kissam Hall was the first large, “modern” dormitory on campus. Crowned with two cupolas, the impressive building was funded by William Kissam Vanderbilt and finished in 1900. It served the university 57 years. When Vanderbilt opened its doors in 1875, there… Read More

    Mar 21, 2012

  • Doctor in the House

    Doctor in the House

    Dr. Kyla Terhune walks briskly along the corridors of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, dashing between her last surgery of the day in the O.R. and her first afternoon patient in The Vanderbilt Clinic. With long curly hair pulled back in a ponytail, the tall, slender surgeon still wears her… Read More

    Mar 12, 2012

  • High-Stakes Risk Assessment Saves Lives and Money

    High-Stakes Risk Assessment Saves Lives and Money

    Engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan and his colleagues develop computer models that can predict whether complex structures and systems will fail, when failure is likely to occur, and how to prevent such failure. When you take a plane trip, drive across a bridge, or ride the commuter train to work, you… Read More

    Mar 8, 2012

  • Results Instead of Revenge

    Results Instead of Revenge

    The struggle against juvenile crime may come down to one simple question: Do we want revenge, or do we want results? If we want results, says Christopher Slobogin, the Milton Underwood Professor of Law at Vanderbilt, we should reform the system dramatically to stress community-based treatment over incarceration. “The bottom… Read More

    Mar 8, 2012