Expertise

How to mind your manners—in 1890

How to mind your manners—in 1890

Just in time for the debut of a new television series this year on NBC exploring the Gilded Age, Cecelia Tichi, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, has published her latest book, What Would Mrs. Astor Do? (2018, NYU Press).

Monica Klasa

How to bowl a strike

Josie Earnest Barnes, BS’10, associate head coach of Vanderbilt’s bowling team, offers tips to novice bowlers, rented shoes and all, on how to improve their scores.

Murray Hudson’s chance purchase of 52 maps in England in 1964 led to a lifelong love for collecting and, ultimately, a career in antiques dealing. (Vanderbilt University/John Russell)

How to collect antiques

Murray Hudson, PhD’69, offers tips on collecting, caring for and donating historical printed material.

How to prepare kids for back-to-school

How to prepare kids for back-to-school

Cicely Woodard, MEd’03, the 2018 Tennessee Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year, offers several tips for helping kids get back into the school routine.

How to navigate a nutritious diet

How to navigate a nutritious diet

A registered dietitian, Jamie Pope says nutritional guidelines should reflect current science, but be livable and practical. “We need to be honest with ourselves about which healthy lifestyles are possible and sustainable for us,” she says.