Oct. 31, 2013—Middle school students are experiencing the joy of reading thanks to best-selling author and Vanderbilt alumnus James Patterson, who recognized the need for engaging literature for the younger set.
Oct. 29, 2013—Matt Rubinger, BA’10, learned to authenticate designer handbags as a teenager. Today he is in charge of the luxury accessories division at Heritage Auctions.
Oct. 25, 2013—A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), including Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi, PhD’95, has developed inexpensive hardware and software that can transform an Android smartphone into a simple shooter location system.
Oct. 21, 2013—"Popular Mechanics" named Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb one of this year's “Ten Innovators Who Changed The World” for an exoskeleton he developed that helps people with paralysis to stand.
Oct. 8, 2013—This year, more than 3,000 alumni and guests gathered on campus Oct. 3–5 for Reunion 2013.
Oct. 7, 2013—Lauren Parker Jackson learned the difficult and demanding art of X-ray crystallography in the Cambridge University lab where it was invented. She brings her expertise to Vanderbilt, where she will continue her research in protein trafficking.
Oct. 2, 2013—Storyteller and comedienne Tricia Rose Burt, a Vanderbilt alumna, will give a free performance of her acclaimed one-woman show "How to Draw a Nekkid Man" Oct. 21 in Sarratt Cinema.
Sep. 24, 2013—Retired Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz will discuss “Leadership Lessons from the War on Terror” Oct. 4 in Sarratt Cinema. His talk marks the annual National Security Symposium at Vanderbilt hosted by the Vanderbilt NROTC Alumni Association.
Sep. 24, 2013—If Kristen Findley had gotten her wish, she might never have set foot on a track, or at least not to compete. Growing up near the snow-capped mountains of Boise, Idaho, she dreamt of becoming a downhill skier one day. She was so taken with the idea, just about the only thing that could have...
Sep. 24, 2013—Alumnus Pat Garner perished aboard nuclear submarine USS Thresher, which was lost with all 129 hands 50 years ago during deep dive tests 200 miles off the coast of Maine. Steve Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, is dedicated to keeping the memory of the Thresher alive.
Sep. 18, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes seven new members. “Our new members are active alumni who generously donate time, treasure and talents to Vanderbilt and also represent the increasing diversity of our alumni population,” says Patti Early White, BA’76, chair of the Board Nominations Committee.
Sep. 17, 2013—The 12th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Light Hall, Room 208.