Jul. 7, 2011—The July 8 launch of the space shuttle Atlantis will be a bittersweet moment for Hall, for it will be the final voyage of America’s shuttle program, but it will also be carrying his niece, Sandy Magnus.
May. 31, 2011—The legal safeguard habeas corpus is being used in ways it was never intended, resulting in a costly waste of scarce legal resources and taxpayer dollars, according to two researchers who have studied thousands of habeas cases.
Apr. 21, 2011—The latest news about discoveries by Vanderbilt researchers is available on the university research news channel, Research News @ Vanderbilt.
Apr. 21, 2011—New research finds principals at non-charter schools are not motivated by competition from charter schools, debunking a commonly held perception about one of the impacts of charter schools on a school system.
Apr. 18, 2011—A new partnership between a Texas school district and the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools at Peabody College aims to identify what factors make some high schools more effective at reaching low-performing students.
Mar. 22, 2011—Watch video from the National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference. The second National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference of fiscal year 2011 was hosted by Vanderbilt University on March 21-22, 2011, at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel. Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, the NSF Office of International Science and Engineering, Office of General...
Feb. 1, 2011—The latest news about discoveries by Vanderbilt researchers is now available on a new online news channel, Research News @ Vanderbilt.
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.
Dec. 20, 2010—Brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia can be used to predict the future improvement of their reading skills with an accuracy rate of up to 90 percent, new research indicates. Advanced analyses of the brain activity images are significantly more accurate in driving predictions than standardized reading tests or any other measures of children’s behavior....
Dec. 19, 2010—Young children born with cleft lip or palate are sought to participate in a groundbreaking intervention study to help improve their language and speech. The study, launched by Vanderbilt University and East Tennessee State University in January 2010, has already been found to have a positive impact on addressing speech disorders in these children.
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. 6, 2010—Are you ready for robots in the ER? A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are enthusiastic about the...