March 2011 Vanderbilt View

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    A Grand Experiment

    The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach puts science in the hands of students Angela Eeds, director of the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt, gives instruction to Chelsea Guo and Augtonia Coleman, freshmen at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School. Photo by Daniel Dubois They treated him like a rock… Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Stylish Send-off

    This year’s Commencement will incorporate cool technology, sleek branding and armchair viewing Tricky names should ring out more accurately at Vanderbilt’s Commencement exercises this year. Finding a comfortable place to watch the festivities also will be easier. Innovative new technology to correctly announce graduates’ names will free up Vanderbilt’s… Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Teaching Well

    The Center for Teaching’s new fellowship helps junior faculty craft their curriculum Phillip Ackerman-Lieberman knows a lot about economics, the Talmud, rabbinic ordination and more. But when he arrived at Vanderbilt in 2009, there was something he wasn’t quite ready to handle despite his three master’s degrees and Ph.D. “I… Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Thicker than Water

    French professor Holly Tucker delves into the fascinating history of blood transfusions Watching the State of the Union address by President George W. Bush in 2006, Holly Tucker was struck by the president’s strong statements about interspecies stem cell research. In the speech, Bush called for “legislation to prohibit the… Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Editor’s Note

    It’s one thing to get a paycheck. It’s quite another to turn around and give some of that paycheck back to your employer. I mean, please. Who does that? Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Kudos

    Faculty and Staff News and Notes Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Looking Back: Rites of Spring

    Vanderbilt held its first “Rite of Spring” celebration May 7-9, 1971, when the Cultural Affairs Council sponsored three days of activities open to the campus and Nashville communities. The free event offered something for everyone Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011

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    Carl Johnson has the Last Word

    If you hear a booming voice singing Beethoven’s Ninth or Verdi’s Requiem in Wesley Place Garage one morning, it’s probably Carl Johnson practicing his repertoire for the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Read More

    Apr. 4, 2011