Associated Press: Federal team investigating fatal Tennessee explosion
An explosion and fire at a Tennessee ammunition plant killed one person and injured three others. Craig Boerner, senior information officer, is quoted.
Reuters (United Kingdom): Micro-organs to shape the future of personalized medicine
Vanderbilt University researchers are developing an artificial liver as part of a larger system of synthetic organs called micro-organs that are being built to test drugs. If successful, the technology may provide doctors with a way to personalize treatment for patients. Lead researchers John Wikswo, Gordon A. Cain University Professor, and John McLean, associate professor of chemistry, are quoted. The story was also posted on Yahoo! News and on AOL News.
NPR: Why mumps and measles can spread even when we are vaccinated
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and health policy, is interviewed about the recent outbreaks of mumps and measles and the effectiveness of vaccines.
Marketplace: ‘Consent is a fiction’ in consumer contracts
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is interviewed about how the arbitration clause inserted into consumer contracts has gained traction as a way for companies to avoid lawsuits.
The Tennessean: FAA: Air ambulances must improve safety
Under improved safety rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, air ambulances must take more safety precautions before taking off in bad weather and upgrade their flight equipment. Jeanne Yeatman, interim administrative director of emergency services, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Parnassus best-sellers
A spotlight on Vanderbilt alum and former Titan Jovan Haye’s memoir titled, “Bigger than Me” and is noted in the local bookseller’s number one slot.
The Tennessean: Ms. Cheap: Race to volunteer for Country Music Marathon
The Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt will have its annual free Appalachian Celebration at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Ingram Hall.
The Tennessean: Drug Take Back event with recycling, shredding April 26
Dickson County Fairgrounds will be the site of the Drug Take Back event on April 26. Vanderbilt University’s School of Nursing is noted as an event partner.
Nashville Scene: Nashville Film Festival 2014: Happy Valley and more opening night
Today is the opening day of the Nashville Film Festival. Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema is referenced as being an earlier location for the annual event.
Nashville Scene: Chef Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table wins Iron Fork 2014
Vanderbilt University’s Student Life Center hosted the annual Iron Fork 2014 competition among local chefs.
Nashville Scene: Billy Adair Memorial Concert featuring The Blair Big Band
Vanderbilt’s Blair Big Band and Nashville Jazz Orchestra will perform two separate memorial concert at Martha Rivers Ingram Hall as a tribute to the late Billy Adair, who led the Blair Big Band at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music.