Spring 2015

Recent Books, Spring 2015

Recent Books, Spring 2015

The latest offerings from Vanderbilt writers

Homecoming: A New York Times Best-Seller and an Unlikely Friendship

Homecoming: A New York Times Best-Seller and an Unlikely Friendship

The man sitting next to me on the night of Dec. 3, 2014, was Perry Wallace, and many of the 400 people approaching him were fellow Vanderbilt alumni, including members of Wallace’s Class of 1970. It was an exhilarating and emotional scene at the Nashville Public Library, the official launch of my biography of Wallace (Strong Inside), the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

Q&A with Meg Pirkle, BE’89

Q&A with Meg Pirkle, BE’89

Previously director of GDOT’s Permits and Operations Division, Pirkle spent part of last year implementing task force recommendations after the January 2014 Atlanta “Snowpocalypse” that stranded thousands of commuters for eight hours or more on iced-over interstates—roads that are notorious for traffic snarls even in the best of times.

Eat like a Student: Barley Primavera Recipe

Eat like a Student: Barley Primavera Recipe

Seven days a week, Campus Dining whips up tasty, healthy dishes like this favorite: Barley Primavera. For just 58 calories per 4-ounce serving, this dish packs a lot of flavor.

Sculptor John Powers used sound, mechanics and visual effects to create “Elysium”

Kinetic Sculptures Create a Constellation of Ideas

John Powers’ sculpture frequently employs a combination of media, and they almost always are kinetic in some way. His 2010 work “Elysium” incorporates sound, video, and reeds on a mechanism attached to an old Smith Corona electric typewriter.