Summer 2008

  • Vanderbilt University

    M. Carr Payne Jr., BA’49, Growing Up Peabody

    Carr Payne Jr., Edwin Mims, Vanderbilt professor of English, and Carr Payne Sr. at the dedication of Payne Hall in 1953, with the painting of former Peabody president Bruce R. Payne behind them. Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections Maxwell Carr Payne Jr. of Franklin, Tenn., grandson… Read More

    Sep 6, 2018

  • Vanderbilt University

    Camilla Dietz Bergeron, BA’64, ‘From Stocks to Rocks’

    Camilla Dietz Bergeron, an emerita trustee whose passion for collecting jewelry led to her founding a noted estate jewelry firm, died May 20 after a long illness. She was 76. Bergeron was president of Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd., a New York–based purveyor of fine antique, period and estate… Read More

    Sep 6, 2018

  • Powerful Magnet Attracts Support for Imaging

    Powerful Magnet Attracts Support for Imaging

    Vanderbilt researchers have received a five-year, $5.7 million federal grant to study the human brain using one of the world’s most powerful magnets. The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering grant represents the renewal of a Bioengineering Research Partnership grant originally awarded for $4 million in 2002 to… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • When War Comes Home

    When War Comes Home

    U.S. ARMY PHOTO/STAFF SGT. RUSSELL LEE KLIKA June 28, 2006, Iraq. As the Humvee passed through the streets, Command Sgt. Maj. David Allard spotted the Taliban in their distinctive cloaks. Nothing unusual about that–yet something told Allard to look back. He shifted his weight forward and turned his head… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Quote Unquote

    Quote Unquote

    Photo by Daniel Dubois. “There were no rules, there was no hierarchy, there was no management. “ –Howard Lutnick, chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, on how his firm rallied after 658 of 970 employees perished in the World Trade Center. Lutnick spoke at Commencement for the Owen… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Virtual Vanderbilt

    Virtual Vanderbilt Asthma? Sleep apnea? A spare tire around your waist? Whatever the malady, chances are Vanderbilt is studying it in a clinical research trial. This new Web site aims to at least triple the number of volunteers for clinical trials of new vaccines, cancer treatments, and a multitude of… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Hair-Raising Performance

    Hair-Raising Performance

    Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers Band performs at Rites of Spring, an annual student-produced music festival to celebrate the end of the academic year. Headline acts for the April 18-19 event were Spoon and Lil Jon. PHOTO BY JENNY MANDEVILLE… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Inquiring Minds

    Inquiring Minds

    Photo by Daniel Dubois. RNA Interference Heals Growth Deficiency Disorder Vanderbilt researchers have demonstrated for the first time that a new type of gene therapy called “RNA interference” can heal a genetic disorder in a live animal. Their study, published last fall by the journal Endocrinology, shows that RNA… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Top Picks: Johnson, Alexander, Lynch

    Top Picks: Johnson, Alexander, Lynch

        Photo by Steve Green     Coach Johnson Honored for Suicide Prevention Work Head Football Coach Bobby Johnson was recognized during a ceremony in March for his efforts toward youth suicide prevention when The Jason Foundation presented him with its Grant Teaff “Breaking the Silence” Award. The award… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Full-Time GLBT Office to Launch

    Full-Time GLBT Office to Launch

    A full-time and fully staffed office to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community at Vanderbilt will launch this fall. The K.C. Potter Center, named in honor of a former dean of residential and judicial affairs at Vanderbilt who was supportive of the GLBT community, will replace a part-time… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Arts and Science Dean Named Provost

    Arts and Science Dean Named Provost

    Richard McCarty Photo by Daniel Dubois. Richard McCarty, a distinguished psychologist who has led the largest school at Vanderbilt University for the past seven years, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Richard embodies Vanderbilt’s values of excellence and fairness,” said Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos in… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Green Power Begins at Home

    Green Power Begins at Home

    Illustration by Normand Cousineau Although manufacturers are responsible for much of the greenhouse-gas emissions in the United States, individuals largely contribute to the problem of climate change, too. So what can be done about it? A diverse group of experts at Vanderbilt University has created the Climate… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Children’s Hospital Namesake Remembered for Commitment and Caring

    Children’s Hospital Namesake Remembered for Commitment and Caring

    Monroe Carell Jr. during one of his frequent visits to the hospital that bears his name Photo by Dana Johnson. ­­­Monroe J. Carell Jr., BE’59, a Nashville executive admired as much for his philanthropy as for his business acumen, died June 20 after a courageous battle… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • 1,000 Words

    1,000 Words

    It took 5,000 pounds of sweet, ripe Driscoll strawberries to feed the masses at Vanderbilt’s Commencement on May 9. More than 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students received their degrees, and thousands more family and friends joined them at the Strawberries and Champagne Celebration following graduation exercises.   Photo by… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Natural Born Optimist

    Natural Born Optimist

    Pamela King Ginsburg’s first day as a law school student turned out to be even tougher than she expected. It was almost as if she had “PICK ME” stamped on her forehead. In class after class that day, professors singled her out as the very first student they called… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Summer 2008

    Vanderbilt Magazine Staff – Summer 2008

    Editor GayNelle Doll Art Director and Designer Donna DeVore Pritchett Editorial Associate Editor and Advertising Manager Phillip Tucker Arts and Culture Editor Bonnie Arant Ertelt, BS’81 Class Notes and Sports Editor Nelson Bryan, BA’73 Production and Design Assistant Director, Photography… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Echoes from the Holocaust I especially appreciated “In the Face of Destruction” by Lisa Robbins [Spring 2008 issue]. Harry Kahn, his wife Hannah Westfield, Erich Westfield, Ernest Freudenthal and others were classmates and friends of mine. Through them I learned about a world far beyond my small… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Books and Writers

    Books and Writers

    The Blue Star: A Novel (2008, Little, Brown and Company) by Tony Earley, Samuel Milton Fleming, Associate Professor of English It’s been eight years since readers met the character of 10-year-old Jim Glass, the anchor of Earley’s acclaimed debut novel, Jim the Boy. In The Blue Star,… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • Visual Art: Safe Haven for Artists

    Visual Art: Safe Haven for Artists

    Noah Walcutt, a 2008 engineering school graduate, won this year’s $25,000 Margaret Wooldridge Hamblett Award with this interactive sculpture that combines art, music and engineering for therapeutic purposes. Photo by Steve Green. When the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center was completed in 2005, it provided… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008

  • God Plays Music City

    God Plays Music City

    Tom Kimmel, singer-songwriter and artist-in-residence for the “God in Music City” project, with artist Lisa Silver at the project’s culminating concert at Second Presbyterian Church. Photo by Steve Green. One Saturday last February, a curious busload from Vanderbilt got a taste of that old-time religion–and many of the… Read More

    Jul 13, 2008