Jun. 17, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research.
Jun. 12, 2013—Congress is taking up the debate over comprehensive immigration reform yet again. Vanderbilt has a diverse array of experts researching various aspects of the immigration debate.
May. 21, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans strongly support charter schools while their feelings about school vouchers are more divided.
May. 16, 2013—Daniel Gervais of Vanderbilt Law School told Congress that the copyright system of the United States requires “a comprehensive review and modernization" during testimony May 16.
May. 10, 2013—As part of Vanderbilt’s ongoing federal advocacy efforts in support of federal funding for research and education at the National Science Foundation, Sharon Weiss, associate professor of electrical engineering and physics, traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Coalition for National Science Funding’s (CNSF) advocacy day and Capitol Hill reception on May 7.
Power of the press: Can the media influence voting behavior of legislators? New Vanderbilt research says “yes.”
Feb. 28, 2013—Whether politicians and the press seem like friend or foe, elected officials regularly use news outlets to share and defend their views to the public. New research from Vanderbilt University finds certain media actually influenced the voting behavior of politicians.
Feb. 18, 2013—School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet emphasized the importance of federal research investment to members of Tennessee's congressional delegation while he was in Washington, D.C., for the annual American Society of Engineering Education conference.
Feb. 14, 2013—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spent Feb. 12 and 13 in Washington, D.C., meeting with congressional leaders and making the case for federal investments in science and engineering research and education.
Feb. 12, 2013—This week on VUCast: Find out which gender is better at getting things done in D.C.; a new partnership brings Vanderbilt experts to you; and the story behind the song that is captivating the world.
Jan. 29, 2013—Research by Vanderbilt political science professor Alan Wiseman and his coauthors find women in Congress in the minority party are more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to introducing and negotiating bills, spurring action on those bills, and ultimately seeing them become law.
Dec. 13, 2012—Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., left, discusses Vanderbilt’s drug discovery program during a congressional briefing Nov. 29 in Washington, D.C.
Oct. 16, 2012—Negative ads, excessive campaign spending, and the agenda of the “lame duck” Congress were topics of discussion at the Oct. 15 Federal Forum panel held at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt multipurpose room. The event, hosted by Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, featured four...