VUToday – Vanderbilt in the News
American School & University: Vanderbilt University begins work on nursing school expansion
Vanderbilt University has broken ground on a $26.3 million expansion of its School of Nursing facility. The five-floor structure will house technologically advanced classrooms, conference and seminar rooms, student services offices, faculty offices and a state-of-the-art simulation teaching lab that will allow complex skills development and real-time feedback on students’ clinical nursing skills. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Linda Norman, dean of the school of nursing, are quoted. Susan Wente, university provost, is mentioned.
EWA: Principals expand role beyond buses and bells
The school improvement spotlight has, in recent years, shone brightly on teachers. Just outside of the spotlight, yet wielding significant influence in schools, are principals. Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
Bustle: Getting a bite from this tick can make you allergic to red meat (RIP, hamburger life)
According to science, getting bitten by a lone star tick might cause you to become allergic to red meat. Cosby Stone, clinical fellow in allergy, pulmonary and critical care, is quoted. A related article appeared on Health.
The Commercial Appeal: Tennessee kids deserve quality in early education
In 2015, Vanderbilt University released the results of a study of Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten programs. The study received national recognition for its specificity, longevity and findings. In hopes of addressing some of the issues exposed in this study, the Tennessee Department of Education, this past month, awarded grants to 917 pre-k programs benefiting more than 18,000 children, based largely on the quality of those programs.
The Commercial Appeal: Senate health care bill: What we know so far
Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their closely-guarded bill to overhaul American health care policy. Weighing in at 142 pages, the proposed legislation would make cuts to Medicaid, end the individual insurance mandate, and cut funding for Planned Parenthood. Andrew Goodman-Bacon, assistant professor of economics, is quoted.
Ed Source: State officials cool to school districts’ request to become ‘Innovation Zone’
The new Every Student Succeeds Act allows states to grant waivers from their school accountability systems for schools and districts to try innovative ways to improve student achievement. Tennessee is proposing a research partnership with Vanderbilt University on implementation issues.
Body and Soul (Australia): This is your perfect healthy day by the hour
Daily habits and schedules, for example when we eat lunch, have a significant impact on our health. In laying out an ideal daily schedule, research from Vanderbilt University is mentioned.
Entertainment Central Pittsburgh: Dierks Bentley plays KeyBank; WYEP Music Fest; Ladyfest
Vanderbilt University is one of the nation’s finest, and while many college-bound youths enroll there to become scientists or scholars, young Dierks Bentley chose Vanderbilt for a different reason: it’s in Nashville.
- The Wall Street Journal: Academics clash over VIX bragging rights
- CBS News: What is the future of privacy, surveillance and policing technologies under Trump?
- National Geographic: A tick bite could make you allergic to meat—and it’s spreading
- NSF’s Science 360: Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast…8,200 years ago
- Scientific American: Reverse engineering mysterious 500-million-year-old fossils that confound our tree of life
- Futurity: Wear a swim cap full of coffee grounds for surgery?
- Times Higher Education: City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic and the First Police Chief of Paris, by Holly Tucker
- The Conversation: Why cash remains sacred in American churches
- The Conversation: Government action isn’t enough for climate change. The private sector can cut billions of tons of carbon
- Healthline: NYC Legionnaires’ disease cluster spotlights increasing number of cases
- Nashville Scene: Pride: A conversation with Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld
- Spring Hill Home Page (Tennessee): Vanderbilt astronomer to discuss upcoming solar eclipse next Wednesday
- The Tennessean: Brandon Banks blames bullying for his action in Vanderbilt rape case
- Nashville Public Radio: Nashville’s total solar eclipse will be live-streamed, thanks to Vanderbilt students and NASA
- The Tennessean: Weather balloon launched from Vanderbilt in preparation for August solar eclipse.
- Photos were featured in a slideshow in USA Today.
- Washington Post: Blog: The ‘wave’ of right-wing populist sentiment is a myth
- The Conversation: Reverse engineering mysterious 500-million-year-old fossils that confound our tree of life
- CNN: Legionnaires’ cases among newborns raise questions about water births
- Slate: Too Many Doctors Are Failing LGBTQ Patients. Medical Schools Want to Change That.
- Science Daily: Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast… 8,200 years ago
- News-Medical Net: Vanderbilt engineers use coffee grounds to develop novel surgical tool
- MarketWatch: How stay-at-home moms can get credit for diaper changes on their résumés
- U.S. News & World Report: Lawmakers fight for recovery high schools
- Life Science Daily: Study finds link between Medicaid expansion, increase in ER visits
- The Tennessean: Nashville arts: From the streets of Music City on, 6 can’t-miss culture events
- The Tennessean: Co-defendant, Banks remained friends after Vanderbilt rape case
- Forbes: Opinion: How liberal judges wiped out a key clause of the constitution
- Phys.org: Wet and stormy weather lashed California coast… 8,200 years ago
- Healio: Geneticist to lead Vanderbilt cancer center’s health disparities program
- Toronto Sun (Canada): Hallelujah! Churchgoers are less-stressed, live longer: Study
- The Tennessean: Alan Alda will visit Nashville with his new book
- The Tennessean: Defense: Man was goaded by fellow Vanderbilt teammate during rape
- Associated Press: Court: Required minimum juvenile sentences should be rare
- International Business Times: How social media has changed religion
- Wired: AI could target autism before it even emerges—but it’s no cure-all
- Nature: Swipe right for science: Papr app is ‘Tinder for preprints’
- Vox: Alex Jones and the illusory truth effect, explained
- Arizona Republic: Congressional baseball shooting: Don’t hold your breath for less partisanship
- Nevada Public Radio: Will school for addicted students work in CCSD?
- Poets & Quants: Which colleges have the happiest students?
- AMA Wire: To err is human. To speak up? It depends, study says
- The Tennessean: Opinion: How Donald Trump can make research great again
- Nashville Post: ‘Songwriters are losing out for several reasons’
- Nashville Post: Jury set for trial of third defendant in rape case