Sep. 1, 2016—Historian Michael Bess, who writes about the social and cultural impact of technological change, leads off this year's free Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 7 at the downtown library.
Welcome to the Future: Can the World Restrain Its Thirst for Bioenhancement Technology Until Humanity Can Catch Up with Its Effects?
May. 12, 2016—During the coming decades—probably a lot sooner than most people realize—the next great wave of technological change will wash over our lives. Its impact will be similar in sweep and rapidity to the advent of computers, cellphones and the Web, but this time around, it is not our gadgets that will be transformed—it is we ourselves, our bodies, our minds.
Dec. 1, 2015—Historian Michael Bess said that he found a whole new world of imminent advances in biotechnology that promise to transform society while he was researching 'Our Grandchildren Redesigned.'
Oct. 3, 2014—The series explores the role of science and scientists in relation to the Holocaust.
Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.
Oct. 21, 2013—Watch “Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Society,” by Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History. One of the earliest biomedical engineering programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a program and its 25th anniversary as a department in the School of Engineering. Read more.
Oct. 15, 2013—One of the first such programs in the United States, Vanderbilt’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a program and its 25th anniversary as a department in the School of Engineering.
Apr. 15, 2013—Three Vanderbilt University professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists named the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows.
Oct. 30, 2012—Michael Bess and Mike Vandenbergh, two Vanderbilt University professors, and Samar Ali, a Vanderbilt alumna who works in the Haslam administration, will address “Visions of the Future” Nov. 7 at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.
Jan. 1, 2012—Students at Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are proof that learning never stops Tucked away in a second-floor meeting space at The Commons Center, not far from the bustle of freshmen finishing up meals in the dining hall, checking mail or just passing through on the way to class, convenes a bright-eyed group of students eager to discuss...
Mar. 30, 2011—One of Delzell’s fondest memories was shaking hands at age 12 with Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was campaigning for president in Portland, Ore.
Dec. 9, 2010—Watch video of Mike Vandenbergh, professor of law and director, Climate Change Research Network; Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History; and Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, speaking at the Dec. 8, 2010, Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box. The financial crisis and difficult economic times have shifted the cultural spotlight away from global warming and climate change. Can...