Obama presidency signals new era in America’s struggle with self-identity, says Vanderbilt historian
Jan. 8, 2009—America's arduous struggle over competing visions of nationhood involving race is a giant step closer to resolution with the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, says Vanderbilt University historian Gary Gerstle.
Nov. 20, 2008—Barack Obama's history-making election to president of the United States has many wondering what does this achievement mean for race relations in America – what now? Is there still need for affirmative action? Is there less racism in America than we might have once thought? Will the Obamas have an impact on African Americans' and others' expectations for and perceptions of family and achievement?
Nov. 7, 2008—Vanderbilt University has named Ara Pachmayer director of its Global Education Office (GEO), which provides international learning and global engagement experiences for students.
Nov. 7, 2008—Vanderbilt experts are available to comment on education, immigration and health care policy.
Nov. 3, 2008—Expanding on her exceptional career as a researcher, educator and administrator, Dawn Iacobucci has been promoted to the post of associate dean for faculty development at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.
Sep. 9, 2008—Vanderbilt University expert available to talk about images of women in media
May. 1, 2008—If you have a nagging feeling that life is getting increasingly hazardous, you may be interested in the new book, "Operational Risk Management," by Mark D. Abkowitz, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University.
Jun. 27, 2007—Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow issues ads funded by corporations and labor unions to air close to an election has major implications for the 2008 presidential campaign, according to Vanderbilt University political scientist John Geer.