Fall 2016

Recent Books, Fall 2016

Recent Books, Fall 2016

Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education coedited by Erin Barton, assistant professor of special education, with Brian Reichow of the University of Florida, and Brian A. Boyd and Samuel L. Odom, of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2016, Springer) The handbook discusses early childhood special education, with particularRead More

Transformative Times: Editor’s Letter, Fall 2016

Transformative Times: Editor’s Letter, Fall 2016

Like most readers of Vanderbilt Magazine, I often flip to the Class Notes section first. After scouring the Class of ’96 for any juicy nuggets, I branch out to overlapping years, searching for names that ring a faint bell.

The Blair Woodwind Quintet presented the world premiere of composer Augusta Read Thomas’ "Avian Escapades" in September.

Well Composed: Blair Celebrates Fall with Premieres, Composers and Contemporary Opera

The Blair School of Music opened its concert season with numerous premiere performances this fall, including several world premieres of works specifically commissioned for Blair faculty.

How to Network: Advice from Katharine Brooks

How to Network: Advice from Katharine Brooks

Networking opportunities at Vanderbilt alumni chapter events, along with untold numbers of holiday parties, are right around the corner, so Vanderbilt Magazine reached out to Katharine Brooks, the Evans Family Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Career Center, for some tips about how to work a cocktail-party crowd.

Weird Science: Kit Parker’s Breakthrough Work on Artificial Hearts and Brain Injuries

Weird Science: Kit Parker’s Breakthrough Work on Artificial Hearts and Brain Injuries

Expect the unexpected when you walk into Kit Parker’s biophysics lab at Harvard. From cuttlefish skin camouflage to cotton candy machines used for wound dressings, his science is anything but ordinary.