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Aug. 26, 2011—Patrick Fischer, who helped build the Department of Computer Science at Vanderbilt University, died Aug. 26 in hospice care in Montgomery County, Md. He was 75.
Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.
Aug. 22, 2011—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and his wife, Honey Alexander, have donated their pre-Senate papers to Vanderbilt University Library’s Special Collections.
Aug. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt University will begin welcoming first-year students to campus first thing Saturday morning, Aug. 20, when move-in begins at 7 a.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year student community.
Aug. 18, 2011—Acclaimed poet Billy Collins will spend a two-week residency at Vanderbilt University this fall, visiting with students, lecturing on poetry as part of Vanderbilt’s Saturday University and giving a public reading.
Aug. 15, 2011—Americans should embrace the inevitable friction that results from artists doing provocative work and sparking community objections, argues a Vanderbilt University sociologist.
Aug. 11, 2011—Issues of sustainability will be incorporated into many phases of the coming academic year at Vanderbilt.
Aug. 4, 2011—There is a new way to design computer chips and electronic circuitry for extreme environments: make them out of diamond.
Jul. 22, 2011—Education experts from the Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are available for back-to-school interviews.
Jul. 19, 2011—Once again, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has achieved distinction as one of the nation’s leading health care providers from U.S. News and World Report in the publication’s annual rankings for “America’s Best Hospitals.”
Jul. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 drew approximately 60 local candidates running on the upcoming ballot including Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and many citizens who are running in the council district and at-large races.