Jan. 15, 2003—Since opening its doors 50 years ago, Vanderbilts Arthur J. Dyer Observatory has introduced thousands of Nashvillians to the world of astronomy through school tours, public observation nights and other community programs.
Dec. 17, 2002— Despite the considerable effort that leaders in the field of clinical psychology have taken to make the diagnosis of mental disorders an objective process, the theoretical beliefs of clinicians still appear to play a major role in the process.
Oct. 25, 2002— Acclaimed social psychologist and New York University professor Carol Gilligan will discuss Teaching and Learning in a Different Voice on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. in Ingram Hall at Vanderbilts Blair School of Music.
Oct. 15, 2002— Today, it seems as if all the devices we use are becoming smart.
Oct. 8, 2002— Lawrence Krauss, professor of physics and astronomy at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss Nonsense, Non-Science and Science: From Aliens to Creationism on Monday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. in Turner Hall at Vanderbilts Blair School of Music. The event is free and open to the public. A reception with Krauss precedes the lecture at 5 p.m.
Oct. 2, 2002— The mosquito Anopheles gambiae is something of a gourmet. It feeds almost exclusively on human blood. Its preference for humans and its ability to seek them out, in fact, are what makes the tiny insect such a deadly vector for the spread of malaria, a disease that causes millions of deaths annually.
Sep. 23, 2002— One of the biggest issues facing future state leaders is the management of environmental threats to Tennessees land, water and air quality, according to three papers by Vanderbilt University researchers.
Vanderbilt biologist receives $1 million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to start an innovative undergraduate science education program
Sep. 18, 2002— Vanderbilt molecular biologist Ellen Fanning is one of 20 research scientists nationwide who will each receive $1 million over the next four years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in a new program intended to encourage researchers to put as much creativity into undergraduate education as they have into research.
Sep. 11, 2002— David M. Hercules, the Centennial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, and Thomas R. McCoy, professor of law, were recognized for their contributions during the recent Vanderbilt fall faculty assembly.
Aug. 7, 2002— When you gaze at a bowl of fruit, why don\'t some of the bananas look red, some of the apples look purple and some of the grapes look yellow?