A committee of students, staff and faculty has been appointed to assist and advise the Board of Trust in the search for Number Eight. See the list of committee members on VUCast.
Monthly Archives: July 2007
The search for the genetic underpinnings of multiple sclerosis has made a dramatic leap forward, thanks to a group of scientists that includes Vanderbilt’s own Jonathan Haines. Haines and his colleagues have uncovered a gene linked to an increased risk of developing MS. The finding comes after 30 years of searching. This is huge news for those interested in any progress on this notoriously vexing disease. Get the scoop on VUCast.
The iPhone was one of the topics of conversation at today’s Webspiders meeting, where the lucky few early adopters compared notes as the rest of us looked enviously on. The conversation started something like this: “Do you love it?” “I love it!” “Me too, I love it!” and then sobered up into an interesting discussion of what the phone can and, yes, can’t do. (Not much in the latter camp). Web developers and other interested technically minded folks, check this out and also this.
…you search the Nashville Scene’s online posting of its 2007 “You are so Nashville if…” contest winners for Vandy references. They’re there. See all the winners for yourself.
Matt Springer, director of the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, will have a good answer to that question – he’s talking to state legislators from across the country today in Denver, Colo., about the latest research on the effectiveness of compensation as a tool to recruit, reward and retain teachers. Springer and colleague James Guthrie are leading a study here in Nashville to answer the thorny question of what impact, if any, financial incentives have on teacher performance. I’ve posted Springer’s presentation here for the edification of educationally wonky readers.
Vanderbilt Board of Trust Chairman Martha Ingram notified the Vanderbilt community today that the Board has created a search committee, chaired by Dennis C. Bottorff, vice chair of the BOT and chairman of Nashville-based Council Ventures, to search for Vanderbilt’s eighth chancellor, who will replace outgoing Chancellor Gordon Gee. An advisory committee of faculty, students and staff will be announced next week. A new Web site with bios of all the search members and more information is up, and will be updated throughout the process. Take a look.