INBRIEF

  

Freedom Forum talk to be televised

The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center and NewsChannel 5+ will host the first Nashville University Forum on "Public Figures/Private Lives: Does the Media Go Too Far?", Feb. 23 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Freedom Forum Center. The forum will be carried on NewsChannel 5+ (Intermedia cable channel 65 in Davidson County) and NewsChannel 5 Radio, AM 1430, on Feb. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 28 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and March 1 from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

The program will be hosted and moderated by First Amendment Center Chair John Seigenthaler, NewsChannel 5's Chris Clark and First Amendment Center Executive Director Ken Paulson. The panel will be composed of Vanderbilt students Cedric Garner and John Zeiders, as well as students from Belmont, David Lipscomb, Fisk, MTSU, Tennessee State and Trevecca.

 

Making English their business

The Center for Orientation Programs in English (COPE) is offering an evening course for business people and professionals who speak languages other than English. This noncredit course, called "English for Careers," will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., from March 10 to April 16.

The course is designed for high-intermediate and advanced learners of English and will focus on improving the ability to speak fluently and idiomatically with colleagues and clients.

Classes will meet at the English for Internationals Building at 1208 18th Avenue South. For more information, contact Janet Graham, director of English for Internationals, at 322-2277.

 

Fellows Program Theme Needed

The Warren Center's Advisory Committee is now accepting suggestions for a theme for the 1999/2000 Fellows Program. Those submitting a topic assume responsibility for directing the nine-month program investigating it. Fellows of the Center and the program director will receive individual research funds for use in defraying research expenses. Additionally, $10,000 will be available to the Fellows Program for lectures, conferences and subventions.

To nominate a theme, send a 1-2 page description of the topic of study to the Humanities Center at Box 1534, Station B. Proposals must be received by March 10. For more information, call 343-6060.

 

Warren Center needs faculty homes

Faculty members who are going on leave for the 1998/1999 academic year and who have a house or apartment to rent out for the year are asked to send that information to the Warren Center for their files. Each year, the Center sponsors a visiting faculty member and looks for sabbatical homes to house them. Please send information to Box 1534, Station B.

 

Find out about D.C. internships

Mike Smith, senior vice president of the Washington Center, will present a video and answer questions about internships for academic credit in Washington, D.C., Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. in 112 Wilson Hall. Students and faculty of all majors are welcome. For more information, call Dean George Graham Jr. of the College of Arts and Science at 343-3141 or the Washington Center at 800-486-8921.

 

VUMC joins national teleconference

Nashville's award-winning Project DIANE (Diversified Information and Assistance NEtwork) has been selected to conduct several workshops and live videoconference demonstrations as part of a national conference to be held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 24-27.

Project DIANE representatives from Vanderbilt Medical Center's Child Development Center, Tennessee State University and St. Bernard Academy will join Vice President Al Gore and others in the conference, entitled "Connecting All Americans for the 21st Century," which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Public Utility Law Project.

DIANE is one of 10 community networking projects (and the only one from Tennessee) participating in the conference. They will conduct a series of live interactive teleconferences between state and federal policy decision makers, distance education and telemedicine specialists attending the conference and Project DIANE participants in Nashville.

For more information on Project DIANE, go to www.diane.tnstate.edu; for more information on the Connecting All Americans for the 21st Century Conference, go to www.pulpny.org/CAM. For a list of teleconference sites in Nashville, call Steve Shao at 963-7171.


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