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.
Jun. 30, 2011—The Vanderbilt bookstore will move from Rand Hall to 2525 West End Ave., where it will be operated by Barnes & Noble
Jun. 27, 2011—In an essay published June 25 in the journal The Lancet, Jonathan M. Metzl argues that “surprisingly little evidence supports the notion that individuals with mental illness are more likely than anyone else to commit gun crimes.”
Jun. 23, 2011—According to a new survey undertaken by sociologists from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tea Partiers are an old movement in new (albeit retro) packaging.
Jun. 1, 2011—The explorations of Vesna Pavlović into our motivations for taking photographs and how we experience them are showcased in a major exhibit opening in June at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
May. 24, 2011—A new poll shows that Haitians have reacted to a devastating 2010 earthquake much as expected, with one notable exception. The destruction and poverty caused by the earthquake have done remarkably little to erode confidence in democracy.
May. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt finance professor Craig M. Lewis has been named as the new director of the SEC's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation and chief economist of the SEC.
May. 13, 2011—“Thinking people do not turn away from trouble, from evidence of change,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “They understand their own uneasiness as a trigger for inquiry and they begin to work toward managing the changes that are surely coming by first finding facts.”
May. 12, 2011—A Vanderbilt University graduate is a “potential great change agent,” Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai told seniors the day before their Commencement ceremony.
May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.