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Steady as a Rock

Steady as a Rock

The Vanderbilt defense takes the field and gathers around player number 47. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound middle linebacker sets the defensive formation, and waits for the offensive play to begin and his opportunity to crush it.And when the ball is whistled dead and the bodies are sorted out, number 47, JonathanRead More

Grease Is the Word

Grease Is the Word

A Vanderbilt student group’s love of nature has led to a project that will produce cleaner-burning fuel on campus. The Vanderbilt Biodiesel Initiative, started by participants of Vanderbilt’s Wilskills program, will take used vegetable oil–stuff that cooks fried foods in campus cafeterias– and recycle it into environmentally friendly biodiesel. Wilskills,Read More

The Doctor Is in the Mall

The Doctor Is in the Mall

It’s hard not to notice something as big as a dead mall. Changes in consumer buying habits have led to the decline of shopping centers in many cities, leaving space up for lease. Those empty stores can provide a creative solution for a burgeoning medical center like Vanderbilt’s, where findingRead More

Top Picks: Glab, Galloway, Woods

Top Picks: Glab, Galloway, Woods

Chemistry Whiz Awarded NSF Fellowship Kristin Glab, BS’07, is one of only 22 chemistry majors in the country this year awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship, which will pay for three years of graduate school. Following graduation from Vanderbilt last May, Glab is studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Read More

Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds

Pregnancy May Help Cut Risks for HIV-Infected Women Women with HIV infection who become pregnant have a lower risk of progression to AIDS and death,Vanderbilt researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. They suggest that “the complex set of immunologic changes” during pregnancy may beRead More

The Revolution Starts Here

The Revolution Starts Here

Virtual Vanderbilt Sam Davidson, MDiv’09, created this Web site to give users easy, practical resources for making a positive impact on their local communities. The “5 Minutes of Caring” section offers daily 99-word articles featuring practical tips and motivation. The “Act Locally” calendar lists meaningful events, from 5K runs toRead More

Law Graduates Get Political

Law Graduates Get Political

One of Vanderbilt’s own jumped into the presidential candidate ring in September, ending months of speculation. Even before he declared his candidacy, Fred Thompson, JD’67, polled third nationally among GOP presidential contenders. The preferred candidate among many conservatives, Thompson has drawn comparisons to Ronald Reagan for his easy manner andRead More

Classroom Response System Clicks

Classroom Response System Clicks

Gone are the days of straight lecturing by instructors and note taking by students. Instead, clickers, which look like small remote controls, are allowing students to become active participants and instructors to gauge how well concepts are sinking in. An instructor using a classroom response system poses multiple-choice questions toRead More

Nurse Midwives Deliver at Nashville General

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing nurse midwives, who typically help birth more than 700 babies each year, have expanded their reach to delivering babies at Nashville General Hospital. The arrangement, begun last summer, is aimed at easing capacity issues in Vanderbilt’s labor and delivery service as well as providing assistanceRead More

Partnership to Increase Number of Black Scientists

Partnership to Increase Number of Black Scientists

Faculty from Vanderbilt and South Africa’s University of Cape Town (UCT) are working together to recruit and train more black scientists in South Africa.Vanderbilt and UCT will be core partners in collaborative research and study across several academic disciplines. The universities have agreed to jointly build an automated telescope facilityRead More