Oct. 9, 2009—Colorful, portable sculptures and panel discussions with Vanderbilt faculty members are all part of Art Makes Place, a year-long project to bring more contemporary art to Nashville's public spaces.
Aug. 14, 2008—Students play all types of games -- from Texas Holdem poker to Monopoly -- in The Mathematics of Games, a first-year writing seminar offered this fall in the College of Arts and Science. Senior Lecturer Lori Rafter will also teach the course in spring 2009 to adults enrolled in Vanderbilt's Master of Liberal Arts and Science Program.
Prepare for rush of attack ads as likely presidential nominees begin battle, say Vanderbilt political scientists
May. 20, 2008—John McCain and Barack Obama, the likely presidential nominees for the GOP and Democrats, will need to run negative ads as they seek to define each other in the general election campaign, says Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer. He and colleague Bruce Oppenheimer are preparing to teach a course on the 2008 elections in the fall.
May. 16, 2008—For the first time, anyone with access to the Internet can hear tapes of Robert Penn Warren's 1964 interviews with prominent Civil Rights activists like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X and the Rev. James Lawson. The interviews were conducted for Warren's book "Who Speaks for the Negro?" and this project was made possible with the cooperative efforts of the Vanderbilt, Yale and University of Kentucky libraries.
Oct. 31, 2007—Douglas Christiansen is Vanderbilt University's associate provost for enrollment and dean of admissions. He's spent the last 20 years in admissions leadership roles in both public and private universities. Now he‘s using his expertise to give students practical advice on what they can do to get into the right college, in hopes of clearing some of the mystery and misconceptions surrounding the admissions process.