Committee seeks input on use of funds
In 1993, the Faculty Senate and the Chancellor approved the recommendations of the University Patent Committee to replace the previous Patent Policy with a "Policy on Technology and Literary and Artistic Works." The new policy included a provision allocating a portion of the University's income from patent and licensing activity to a Technology Research Fund designed to provide positive feedback to technology development on campus. At the time the new policy was designed, the committee decided to defer specifying a mechanism for disbursing these funds until they had accumulated to a sufficient level to have the desired impact. The Technology Review Committee of the University is now soliciting ideas for the use of funds which have accrued in the Technology Research Fund from Vanderbilt patents and licenses. The Committee is not soliciting individual projects to be funded, but rather models of how the funds might be used to most effectively stimulate further inventions, patents and licensing activity. The fund has a present balance of approximately $266,000, and yearly income is approximately $50,000. Comments may be sent to Janis Elsner, associate director, Technology Transfer Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Richard Haglund, chair, Technology Review Committee (email@example.com).
Campaign supports the 'non-drinker'
October is Alcohol Awareness Month, and among the activities scheduled, the Program for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention, SGA, CHEERS, GAMMA and the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity, have planned a campaign to support the non-drinker or low-risk drinker. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to show their support by wearing a yellow ribbon during the week of Oct. 23-27. In addition, two discussion groups on how to support the non-drinker will be held Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the McTyeire House and Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center.
Security brochures now available
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Information Act requires that notification be given of the availability of the "Security at Vanderbilt 2000/2001" brochure. Copies may be obtained at the Vanderbilt Police and Security Headquarters, 2800 Vanderbilt Place, or viewed online at www.vanderbilt.edu/VUPD/vupdhome.htm.
Information security officer named
Ron Marcum has been appointed to the position of Vanderbilt University information security officer, effective Oct. 1. Marcum has been with the Vanderbilt Academic and Computer and Information Services for the past two years as the Network Security Officer for the campus network and systems.
Poet to speak as part of Writers Series
Ellen Bryant Voigt will speak Monday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in Wilson 126 as part of the Gertrude Vanderbilt and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series for Fall 2000. Voigt is the author of five books of poetry, Claiming Kin, The Forces of Plenty, The Lotus Flowers, Two Trees and Kyrie. She has also published a book of essays on the art of poetry titled The Flexible Lyric.
VU hosts 'Grate' American Sleep-Out
The second annual 'Grate' American Sleep-Out will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, on Alumni Lawn from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Students, faculty, staff and other members of the Vanderbilt community will be spending the night on the lawn in order to learn about homelessness and to raise awareness of this issue. Sean Warren, from the Nashville Union Rescue Mission, will be speaking about homelessness at 10:15 p.m., and Ray Klimley, the founder of Honest Day Labor, will speak at 10:45 p.m. Food will be served soup-kitchen style. Donations of clothes, non-perishable food items and toiletries will be collected at the event.
'The Bash 2000' comes to Rec Center
Vanderbilt's annual fall health fair, "The Bash 2000," will be Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. The fair includes interactive booths, prize giveaways, massage and pressure-point therapy, pizza and more. The event is open to the whole Vanderbilt community.
Dance troupe comes to Langford
The Sri Ganesha Temple and the Hindu Cultural Center of Tennessee presents Sri Pada Parijatham, a tribute to Saint Annamacharya, by Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and Troupe, an internationally renown dance troupe Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Langford Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door or at the Temple. Please call 356-7207 for more information.
Lee named to radio broadcast team
Former Commodore All-American Clyde Lee has been selected to handle color commentary for the radio broadcasts of Vanderbilt men's basketball games on the Vanderbilt/ISP Sports Network. Lee will be paired with play-by-play man Joe Fisher.