Summer 2008

Carr Payne Jr., Edwin Mims, Vanderbilt Professor of English, and Carr Payne Sr. at the dedication of Payne Hall in 1953, with the painting of former Peabody president Bruce R. Payne behind them. Photo courtesy of Vanderbilt University Special Collections

M. Carr Payne Jr., BA’49, Growing Up Peabody

Maxwell Carr Payne Jr. of Franklin, Tenn., grandson of Bruce Ryburn Payne, the first president of George Peabody College for Teachers, died Nov. 19, 2017. The son of Mary Evans Tarpley Payne and Maxwell Carr Payne Sr., Carr, as he was known, attended Peabody Demonstration School from nursery school throughRead More

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, BA’64,  ‘From Stocks to Rocks’

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, BA’64, ‘From Stocks to Rocks’

Camilla Dietz Bergeron, an emerita trustee whose passion for collecting jewelry led to her founding a noted estate jewelry firm, died May 20 after a long illness. She was 76. Bergeron was president of Camilla Dietz Bergeron Ltd., a New York–based purveyor of fine antique, period and estate jewelry. SheRead More

Powerful Magnet Attracts Support for Imaging

Vanderbilt researchers have received a five-year, $5.7 million federal grant to study the human brain using one of the world’s most powerful magnets. The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering grant represents the renewal of a Bioengineering Research Partnership grant originally awarded for $4 million in 2002 to studyRead More

When War Comes Home

When War Comes Home

U.S. ARMY PHOTO/STAFF SGT. RUSSELL LEE KLIKA June 28, 2006, Iraq. As the Humvee passed through the streets, Command Sgt. Maj. David Allard spotted the Taliban in their distinctive cloaks. Nothing unusual about that–yet something told Allard to look back. He shifted his weight forward and turned his head justRead More

Quote Unquote

Quote Unquote

Photo by Daniel Dubois. “There were no rules, there was no hierarchy, there was no management. “ –Howard Lutnick, chairman and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald, on how his firm rallied after 658 of 970 employees perished in the World Trade Center. Lutnick spoke at Commencement for the Owen Graduate SchoolRead More