The Campus

  • Gifted Kids Get SAVY

    Gifted Kids Get SAVY

    The Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young raises the bar for top students. Photo by Rusty Russell Not every child would want to spend Saturdays in school. But these aren’t your average kids, and SAVY isn’t your average school. Beginning in January and continuing through early March, gifted… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Growth Spurt

    Growth Spurt

      Teacher Mary Laurens Seely helps Tyler Rowland with his studies at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital School, where young patients keep up with schoolwork. Photo by Dana Johnson Like most 4-year-olds, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is growing like a weed. Although the free-standing hospital was just… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Compost Happens

    Compost Happens

    SPEAR volunteers turn last year’s leaves into next year’s compost. Photo by John Russell Vanderbilt has more trees than undergraduate students–an estimated 7,500 leaf- producing specimens on its 330-acre campus. Until recently, all the leaves collected from autumns past were stockpiled at Natchez Triangle because nobody could figure out… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Enrollment Numbers Soar

    Enrollment Numbers Soar

    Enrollment of African American students has more than doubled in the past decade. Photo by Kathleen Smith Barry The percentage of African Americans in the fall 2007 freshman class increased by 12.3 percent over the previous fall, placing Vanderbilt fourth among the highest-ranking U.S. universities, according to The Journal… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Vanderbilt Chooses Eighth Chancellor

    Vanderbilt Chooses Eighth Chancellor

    Nicholas S. Zeppos was named Vanderbilt’s chancellor March 1 following the Board of Trust’s winter meeting. The unanimous election of Zeppos, who had served as Vanderbilt’s chief academic officer since 2002 and interim chancellor since last summer, marks the first time in 70 years that Vanderbilt has… Read More

    Mar 11, 2008

  • Grease Is the Word

    Grease Is the Word

    A Vanderbilt student group’s love of nature has led to a project that will produce cleaner-burning fuel on campus. The Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative, started by participants of Vanderbilt’s Wilskills program, will take used vegetable oil–stuff that cooks fried foods in campus cafeterias– and recycle it into environmentally friendly… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • The Doctor Is in the Mall

    The Doctor Is in the Mall

    It’s hard not to notice something as big as a dead mall. Changes in consumer buying habits have led to the decline of shopping centers in many cities, leaving space up for lease. Those empty stores can provide a creative solution for a burgeoning medical center like Vanderbilt’s,… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Top Picks: Glab, Galloway, Woods

    Top Picks: Glab, Galloway, Woods

    Chemistry Whiz Awarded NSF Fellowship Kristin Glab, BS’07, is one of only 22 chemistry majors in the country this year awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship, which will pay for three years of graduate school. Following graduation from Vanderbilt last May, Glab is studying at the Massachusetts Institute of… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Inquiring Minds

    Inquiring Minds

    Pregnancy May Help Cut Risks for HIV-Infected Women Women with HIV infection who become pregnant have a lower risk of progression to AIDS and death,Vanderbilt researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. They suggest that “the complex set of immunologic changes” during pregnancy may… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • The Revolution Starts Here

    The Revolution Starts Here

    Virtual Vanderbilt Sam Davidson, MDiv’09, created this Web site to give users easy, practical resources for making a positive impact on their local communities. The “5 Minutes of Caring” section offers daily 99-word articles featuring practical tips and motivation. The “Act Locally” calendar lists meaningful events, from 5K… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Law Graduates Get Political

    Law Graduates Get Political

    One of Vanderbilt’s own jumped into the presidential candidate ring in September, ending months of speculation. Even before he declared his candidacy, Fred Thompson, JD’67, polled third nationally among GOP presidential contenders. The preferred candidate among many conservatives, Thompson has drawn comparisons to Ronald Reagan for his easy manner… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Classroom Response System Clicks

    Classroom Response System Clicks

    Gone are the days of straight lecturing by instructors and note taking by students. Instead, clickers, which look like small remote controls, are allowing students to become active participants and instructors to gauge how well concepts are sinking in. An instructor using a classroom response system poses multiple-choice… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Nurse Midwives Deliver at Nashville General

    Nurse Midwives Deliver at Nashville General

    Vanderbilt University School of Nursing nurse midwives, who typically help birth more than 700 babies each year, have expanded their reach to delivering babies at Nashville General Hospital. The arrangement, begun last summer, is aimed at easing capacity issues in Vanderbilt’s labor and delivery service as well as providing assistance… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Partnership to Increase Number of Black Scientists

    Partnership to Increase Number of Black Scientists

    Faculty from Vanderbilt and South Africa’s University of Cape Town (UCT) are working together to recruit and train more black scientists in South Africa.Vanderbilt and UCT will be core partners in collaborative research and study across several academic disciplines. The universities have agreed to jointly build an automated telescope… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007

  • Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was named a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Oct. 12 for his work to combat global warming. The 2007 Nobel was awarded to Gore jointly with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The announcement marks the second time in little… Read More

    Nov 1, 2007