Jan. 26, 2007— Vanderbilt University researchers, in conjunction with colleagues at several other institutions, are working on a project that promises significant improvement in the control of proteins for a number of uses, including the detection of chemical and biological weapons.
Jan. 23, 2007— Electronic industry entrepreneur Paul Tuinenga has joined Vanderbilt University as principal staff engineer and program manager for software development for the Institute for Space and Defense Electronics.
Jan. 19, 2007— There is a dark side to even the humble raindrop. A single drop is harmless, but when billions of raindrops from a cloudburst fall on bare soil they strike like billions of tiny hammers, dislodging tons of soil per acre which is carried away by surface runoff.
Dec. 21, 2006— A scientist with Yahoo! will lecture on the workings of Internet search engines at Vanderbilt University in January.Jan O. Pedersen, chief scientist for search and marketplace with Yahoo!, will speak at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11, in Room 4327 of the Stevenson Center on the Vanderbilt campus. A reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6333 of the Stevenson Center.
Dec. 7, 2006— Nuclear power might be "green power," but only if nuclear waste can be managed properly.
Nov. 28, 2006— All it took to rip the roof off Aloha Airlines Flight 243 in 1988 was the gradual corrosion around rivet holes that had, over time, created tiny cracks in the Boeing 737‘s fuselage that suddenly combined with fatal results.
Oct. 27, 2006— William B. Akers and Fred J. Cassetty Jr. received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering during the Engineering Celebration Dinner held at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Thursday, Oct. 19.
Aug. 22, 2006—Hundreds of lives could have been saved from Hurricane Katrina's rampage in Louisiana if the powers-that-be had followed their own crisis plans, believed the hurricane experts and communicated to residents in graphic terms the devastation that was coming their way.
Vanderbilt graduate and professional programs maintain strong showing in latest U.S. News & World Report rankings
Mar. 31, 2006—Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development was ranked 5th in the nation for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report in its annual ranking of the leading graduate and professional schools. Peabody's Special Education program was ranked first in the nation for the fourth straight year, and, overall, the school saw seven of its programs ranked in the top 10.
Mar. 30, 2006—Last year, the amount of external funding that Vanderbilt University researchers received from peer-reviewed contracts and grants increased by 15 percent to reach an all-time high of $444 million.
Mar. 24, 2006—Doug Fisher, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering at Vanderbilt University, talks about the state of the art in artificial intelligence and robotics in this interview by Adelyn Jones of WRLT FM radio in Nashville. The interview was aired Sunday, March 19, and was co-produced by Dan Buckley. Music by John Scofield. (Used with permission from Tuned In Broadcasting and John Scofield.)
Mar. 23, 2006—Henry Petroski, the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of history at Duke University, will speak on "The Paradox of Design: Success through Failure" on Wednesday, April 12, at Vanderbilt University in the final presentation of the 2005-06 Chancellor's Lecture Series.