Feb. 27, 2014—Two publications produced by Vanderbilt University News and Communications have received top awards in the 2014 Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s District III competition.
Strong Convictions — America’s Drug War Has Led to a ‘New and Improved’ Racial Caste System, Argues Michelle Alexander
Jan. 20, 2014—“The truth is this: We have allowed a human-rights nightmare to occur on our watch,” she told a packed house at Langford Auditorium back in January while delivering the keynote address for Vanderbilt’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration. “In the years since Dr. King’s death, a vast new system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and Jim Crow.”
Jan. 11, 2014— Long before there was a Student Recreation Center or any of the adjacent outdoor facilities, Sam Hirt was doing what he could to promote sports activities on campus, initially as Vanderbilt’s first full-time intramural director and then as head of the physical education department. In short, Hirt was Campus Recreation before there was even such a thing.
Good Business: Joe Bozich, CEO of Knights Apparel, provides a thread of hope for hundreds in the Dominican Republic
Jan. 8, 2014—As Lolita Olivo carefully feeds the Vanderbilt T-shirt through her sewing machine, she dreams about building a decent house for her elderly father and three small children. Her dream soon may come true, thanks to the efforts of Joseph “Joe” Bozich.
Dec. 16, 2013—I’m leaving Africa with a heavy heart and a monumental task before me. When saying goodbyes at the Center for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers, Edna [not her real name]—an 18-year-old who was abducted by Ugandan rebels at the age of 12—asked me to promise her two things. First, not to forget the experiences and lives of the women I had been working with for the past year. Second, that I would use my voice to create positive change.
Dec. 13, 2013—Lift Ev’ry Voice “First-generation students who don’t have cultural capital, who don’t come to the table with college-educated parents or economic resources—for those kids to walk across the stage at graduation makes every single day worthwhile,” says Roslyn Clark Artis of her work in higher education.
Oct. 25, 2013—A team of computer engineers from Vanderbilt University’s Institute of Software Integrated Systems (ISIS), including Associate Professor of Computer Engineering Akos Ledeczi, PhD’95, has developed inexpensive hardware and software that can transform an Android smartphone into a simple shooter location system.
Sep. 24, 2013—If Kristen Findley had gotten her wish, she might never have set foot on a track, or at least not to compete. Growing up near the snow-capped mountains of Boise, Idaho, she dreamt of becoming a downhill skier one day. She was so taken with the idea, just about the only thing that could have...
Sep. 11, 2013—Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology, is on familiar terms with the dead. She may not know their names, but she can tell you a surprising amount of information about how they lived—and even, on occasion, how they died.