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11-29-2017  - Photos of world-famous opera singer, Renee Fleming, speaking with Dr Reyna Gordon and researchers about Music & the Mind in the Wyatt Rotunda on Peabody College campus. (Vanderbilt University / Steve Green)

Fine Tuning the Mind

Written by Delphanie Wu, First-Year Doctor of Audiology student The mind in music has always fascinated me. My earliest musical memory dates back to my first day of Kindermusik. I recall walking in circles as I hit blocks with sticks and shook mini tambourines with the rest of the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed little ones in…

Posted by on February 15, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015


High-choice, high-status school districts

Written by Kristin Baese, EdD (Peabody College, 2017) and Eve Rifkin, EdD (Peabody College, 2017) One of the major approaches to school reform being promoted across the nation is school choice. This approach states that parents should be able to choose the school that represents the best fit for their child, and that an increase…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015

•	Professor Gilbert Gonzales (Department of Health Policy) with students enrolled in UNIV 3325/5325.

Insider Politics: University Course Goes to the State Capitol

Written by Gilbert Gonzales, Assistant Professor of Health Policy Students in the University Course The Nation’s Health: From Policy to Practice (UNIV 3325/5325) travelled with Prof. Gilbert Gonzales to the Tennessee State Capitol on Monday, January 29, to listen to Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State Address. In his final statewide address to the…

Posted by on February 12, 2018 in News, The Nation's Health


Registration Now Open – Symposium on HPV Infection and Associated Cancers

The HPV ACTIVE Trans-Institutional Program will sponsor a symposium on HPV infection and associated cancers. Details on the event, which will be held Friday, March 2, 2018, can be found below. What: Symposium on HPV Infection and Associated Cancers When: Friday, March 2, 2018 (8 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Where: VICC Conference Center (Room PRB…

Posted by on February 7, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017

Cindy Kam, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair in Political Science.

Meet the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab Faculty: Professor Cindy Kam

Written by Stephanie Wang, Vanderbilt Class of 2021 As a way to introduce you to faculty from the LGBT Policy Lab, first-year student Stephanie Wang will interview a different faculty member approximately each month and write a brief faculty profile. Stephanie reached out to the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab prior to her arrival on campus…

Posted by on February 5, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017


Human Milk as a Source of Narrow Spectrum Antimicrobial Agents

Written by Steven Townsend, Assistant Professor of Chemistry Antimicrobial resistance is among the most complex and alarming public health challenges facing society. Warnings that antibiotics are losing their effectiveness due to misuse and overuse have been largely ignored by clinicians and the public, and the world’s most widespread infectious diseases (HIV, malaria and tuberculosis) are…

Posted by on January 29, 2018 in News, TIPs 2015

Re-Introducing ‘Historic Black Nashville’

Co-Written by Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History Jane Landers and Professor of Law Daniel Sharfstein Following a successful launch of our University Course ‘Historic Black Nashville’ last year, we are eagerly looking forward to co-teaching the second iteration of the course this spring.  We look forward to building upon the research our students accomplished…

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Historic Black Nashville, News


Wrapping up Cervical Cancer Month with some insight into the importance of screening

Written by Howard W. Jones III, M.D., and Ronald D. Alvarez, M.D., of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology At the beginning of the 20th century, cervical cancer was the leading cause of death in women due to cancer in the U.S., primarily due to the fact that there was no effective screening strategy. The…

Posted by on January 23, 2018 in News, TIPs 2017

Music Note

Introducing ‘Rhythm of Change: African Music and African Politics’

Co-Written by Professor of Musicology Gregory Barz and Assistant Professor of Political Science Keith Weghorst “Them steal all the money Them kill many students Them burn many houses Them burn my house too Them kill my mama” –Fela Kuti These words were penned by Fela Anikulapo Kuti in 1980. One of Nigeria’s most famous musicians…

Posted by on January 22, 2018 in News, Rhythm of Change: African Music and African Politics

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Vanderbilt IRIS Initiative: Shaping the Infrastructure of Tomorrow

Written by Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay & Post-Doctoral Research Scholar Alessandro Fascetti A 2016 Trans-Institutional Program (TIPs) award, the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems (IRIS) continues to make progress. The development of the program coincides with the university becoming a recognized leader in the innovation of civil infrastructure….

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in News, TIPs 2016

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