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Vanderbilt Divinity discussion: Can a Mormon Be President?

Apr. 16, 2012—Kathleen Flake, a religious historian who teaches and writes about the interaction between American religion and law, will speak April 24 at a Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast.

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Fly kites and fight obesity March 24

Mar. 7, 2012—Kids and Kites Day, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute for Obesity, is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Bicentennial Mall. The public is invited to bring a kite, family members, lawn chairs, a pair of comfortable shoes and lots of enthusiasm for this event designed to fight childhood obesity. Nashville Mayor...

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Geology walk with Mayor Dean and Molly Miller draws crowd

Feb. 22, 2012—Clouds and temperatures in the 50s on a Saturday afternoon were the perfect backdrop for a delightful geology walk with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Feb. 18 at Percy Warner Park. Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences at Vanderbilt, accompanied by Anne Choquette, a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, led more than 200...

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Mayor Dean addresses campus group

Jan. 11, 2012—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker at the Division of Public Affairs’ bimonthly staff meeting held at Sarratt Student Center Jan. 11. The mayor, now in his second term, spoke at length about several of his focuses since taking office, including improving education, physical health, security and public transportation in Nashville and the...

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VITA program’s free tax preparation offers convenience, valuable refunds

Dec. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and other community initiatives You know it’s coming. After the winter holidays have passed and you’re well on your way to keeping or discarding your New Year’s resolutions, the annual deadline that we all share will soon be upon us:...

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High Hopes gives every child a chance to reach for the stars

Dec. 15, 2011—Give to Community Health Charities of Tennessee and help preschool children with special needs learn alongside their typically developing peers The diagnosis of a serious or complex disability in a child often dashes the hopes and dreams parents have for that child’s future. They wonder what their child’s life will be like, how independent he...

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Teaching kitchens help families on a budget combat childhood obesity

Dec. 13, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help Family Teaching Kitchens bring healthy food options to Nashville families Being at the top of the list isn’t always the best place to be. In 2010, Tennessee ranked as the second-most obese state in the country and came in sixth for childhood obesity. United Way of...

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A Tradition of Giving

Dec. 5, 2011—Community giving continues Vanderbilt’s tradition of helping its neighbors in need Each day, faculty and staff come to work at Vanderbilt to further the missions that define the university and medical center: cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art patient care, the support and training of students to become the world’s eminent thinkers and problem-solvers, and much more. One...

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Recovery continues for those affected by May 2010 flood

Nov. 21, 2011—Give to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and help St. Luke’s Community House’s Restore the Dream center continue to help Nashvillians recover from the flood Denice O’Neill was scheduled to return to Nashville from a business trip on May 2, 2010. “Of course, that didn’t happen,” she said. It had rained more than 13 inches...

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Feedback wanted on proposed additional bus route from Williamson County

Nov. 16, 2011—The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and Regional Transportation Authority are considering the proposed addition of a morning bus route from Williamson County to the Vanderbilt/Midtown area. The addition to Route 91X (Franklin/Brentwood Express) would travel each morning from Williamson County direct to Vanderbilt/Midtown then downtown. The return trip each evening would be from downtown to...

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Vanderbilt Gives website will coordinate employee giving

Sep. 26, 2011—A new website will serve as the central location to coordinate charitable giving by Vanderbilt faculty and staff to the university, to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and to the Nashville community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Sept. 22. Vanderbilt Gives consolidates the annual Community Giving, Faculty-Staff and Partners in Health campaigns into one online location....

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Train to run or walk a 5K with Mayor Karl Dean

Sep. 24, 2011—The kick-off for this November event is on Sept. 10.

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