Dec. 4, 2014—Karl Zelik's Biomechanics and Assistive Technology laboratory is dedicated to locomotion—in particular, to understanding the mechanisms of human locomotion and using engineering to improve movement and mobility for people with impairments.
Dec. 1, 2014—In the latest VUCast: Learn why overweight women lose in the workplace -- especially when it comes to pay; see breakthrough weapons in the fight against infectious diseases; and hear music legend Sheryl Crow speak about her craft. Watch now!
Nov. 18, 2014—In the fall of 1980, Susan Wente entered college with a plan. The forensic and drama talent she’d displayed as a high school student in Emmetsburg, Iowa, had earned her a college scholarship, but Wente had settled on an eminently practical course of study—dental hygiene.
Nov. 7, 2014—Naazariah Thomas and her mom, Marissa, make the trek from Clarksville to Nashville every two months because the customized, comprehensive health care the toddler needs is not available in her hometown. Naazariah has sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. The disease can cause pain episodes, often in the...
Nov. 3, 2014—Dear Members of the Vanderbilt Community, A little over two months into the fall semester, we are making great progress in building the framework to implement the Academic Strategic Plan, which articulates our vision for the future of our great University. Driving this plan is the imperative that we, as one of the world’s leaders...
Oct. 27, 2014—Two committees tasked with fleshing out key initiatives in Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan are now staffed and ready to begin work.
Oct. 6, 2014—Douglas L. Christiansen has been reappointed dean of admissions and financial aid and named to the newly designated position of vice provost for university enrollment affairs.
Sep. 1, 2014—Noted political scientist John Geer has been named vice provost of academic and strategic affairs at Vanderbilt University.
Aug. 22, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the opening Faculty Assembly on Aug. 21 that Vanderbilt begins the academic year in an exceptionally strong position—academically, financially and culturally.
Jul. 7, 2014—It all started with a faint glow. It was November 1895, and the German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was experimenting with an early cathode ray tube—a vacuum tube with a contained electric current. During his experiments he noticed an odd fluorescence in crystals on a nearby table. Surprisingly, the glow continued even when he covered the tube with...