Mar. 4, 2010—David Jewitt, professor, astronomer and comet expert will give a free, public talk at Vanderbilt University about “Primordial Ice Reservoirs of the Solar System” and how much we know, and don't know, about them.
Feb. 18, 2010—Ken Feinberg, special master for executive pay for the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program, will deliver the keynote speech for a daylong executive pay conference Feb. 26 at the Vanderbilt Law School.
Jan. 19, 2010—Christopher Slobogin, director of Vanderbilt‘s criminal justice program, has been appointed the Milton Underwood Chair in Law. His inaugural lecture Jan. 22 explores the question, "Is the Fourth Amendment Irrelevant in a Technological Age?"
Nov. 11, 2009—"Picking Cotton," a story of wrongful conviction and redemption, is the topic of a lecture at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Vanderbilt Law School's Flynn Auditorium.
Nov. 4, 2009—Journalist and author T.R. Reid, who has become known for his in-depth look at health care systems around the world, brings his knowledge to Vanderbilt University for an 11 a.m. free public lecture on Friday, Nov. 13.
Renowned poet and critic Rosanna Warren will present this year’s Harry C. Howard Jr. lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 29
Oct. 20, 2009—Rosanna Warren, a renowned poet and critic and daughter of writers Robert Penn Warren and Eleanor Clark, will visit Vanderbilt University this month as the guest of the Warren Center, named for her father.
Oct. 9, 2009—David Charles Mills, author of Unholy: The Slaves Bible, will give two public lectures at Vanderbilt University, Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
First African American mayor of Philadelphia, Miss., discusses building a new legacy in the Old South Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt University
Oct. 8, 2009—On July 3, 2009, James A. Young became the first African American mayor of Philadelphia, Miss., a small city forever linked with the murders of three Civil Rights workers in 1964. Young brings his story to Vanderbilt University Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Sarratt Cinema.
MIT professor and scholar of engineering design Woodie Flowers to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28
Oct. 5, 2009—Training and education, says Professor Woodie Flowers, are very different. "I think it is time to shift gears – to shift away from the ‘sage on the stage,'" says Flowers. Universities, he says, need to get out of the business of training.
Sep. 15, 2009—Vanderbilt University political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer will discuss the continued expansion of presidential power and its impact on Congress during the school's annual Constitution Day program on Sept. 23.
Sep. 4, 2009—Katherine Carroll, an assistant professor of political science at Vanderbilt University, will describe her experiences in Iraq during a Sept. 17 lecture in the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
Apr. 7, 2009—Aliens abound on the movie screens, but in reality we are still trying to find out if we share our universe with other sentient creatures.