Jan. 13, 2011—The Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III collaboration, which includes Vanderbilt University, has resulted in a picture of the sky so big that it would take 500,000 high-definition TVs to view it at full resolution. The color image contains more than a trillion pixels and covers about one-third of the entire sky.
Jan. 11, 2011—Civil rights leader and former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond will deliver the keynote address at a 4:30 p.m. event at Vanderbilt University commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 17. Watch it live.
Jan. 11, 2011—The International Lens series strives to transcend geographic, ethnic, religious, linguistic and political boundaries by promoting conversation and understand through cinema. All the screenings are free and open to the public.
Jan. 10, 2011—Tom D. Dillehay, internationally recognized for ground-breaking and highly interdisciplinary scientific research, has been named the Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University.
Jan. 5, 2011—The first African American to sit on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Judge Roger Gregory, will speak at Vanderbilt University Law School on Tues., Jan. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in Flynn Auditorium.
Jan. 4, 2011—Jean Keller Heard, widow of former Vanderbilt University Chancellor Alexander Heard and a social, musical and civic presence in Nashville for more than four decades, died Jan. 2. She was 86.
Dec. 17, 2010—Space travel is not off the table if it would help bolster the Vanderbilt football program under new head coach James Franklin, said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
Dec. 17, 2010—James Franklin, assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland, will be introduced Friday as the 27th head coach in Commodore football history by Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics David Williams II.
Dec. 14, 2010—E&ES Professor David Furbish and students Grace Loy and John Rosenberry study the dynamics of the Columbia River around Locke Island, an island sacred to Native Americans endangered by erosion, in order to help determine how best to preserve the site.
Dec. 3, 2010—Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2011 when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.