Articles Archive for May 2011
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A girl at an internal displacement camp in Uganda, photographed by alumna Nancy Farese, BA’83, for Right to Play, a nongovernmental organization providing play therapy for kids in crisis all over the world. Read story.Read more »
Back in the Day—Spring 2011
One year’s photo of gowned Arts and Science graduates can appear like that of any other year—except for the hairstyles, shoes, glasses and of course, the statistics.Read more »
by Sandy Smith | Spring 2011—Up Close
As Beckman Scholars, undergraduates experience responsibility and research life.
The typical undergraduate life isn’t filled with lost sleep over curing cancer. But for Joseph J. Crivelli, participation in research has done just that. For Tesniem Fathi Shinawi, her undergraduate life has featured the learning experience of juggling classes, homework and research.Read more »
by Nelson Bryan, BA’73 | Five Minutes With—Spring 2011
If Vanderbilt University could be characterized by one building, it would have to be Kirkland Hall. Up the stone stairs worn smooth by a century of foot traffic lies the heart of the university.Read more »
by Matt O'Brien, BA'01 | First Person—Spring 2011
I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t given Vanderbilt a dime post-graduation. Sure, they’ve asked for money, even angrily at times.Read more »
Open Book—Spring 2011
You can’t judge a book by its cover—but it is fun to see what Arts and Science students, staff and faculty are reading.
Senior Will Johnson (pictured) is reading Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader. (Will traveled to South Africa a few semesters ago as part of Vanderbilt’s VISAGE program). The economics major is also reading: The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons From Poverty to Prosperity by Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz Shakespeare’s Richard [...]Read more »
In Place—Spring 2011
If a researcher can dream it, Bob Patchin and John Fellenstein can make it. They’re the full-time staff of the physics and astronomy department’s machine shop in Stevenson Center. Patchin and shop supervisor Fellenstein design and craft tools, instruments, devices and just about anything faculty and graduate students need for their research or teaching. The [...]Read more »
by Mardy Fones | Feature—Spring 2011
Tracy Miller’s study of Asian architecture reveals a people, culture and history.
Buildings represent a three-dimensional record of a people, art and culture. For Tracy Miller, tracking these facets of medieval Chinese life through free-standing timber frame buildings is a passion and an exploration that began early.Read more »
by Sandy Smith | Feature—Spring 2011
For the Civil War’s sesquicentennial, students and scholars examine its issues, image and legacy.
Some 150 years after the first shots were fired, the Civil War still raises questions and strong emotions.Read more »