April 13, 2003 |
In 1949, a 26-year-old New York conductor boarded a train for Los Angeles to take a job as musical assistant to Igor Stravinsky. Robert Craft soon became part of the household on Wetherly Drive, serving as the famous composer's close collaborator, mouthpiece, alter ego and surrogate son. He remained by Stravinsky's side for the rest of the composer's life and then looked after Stravinsky's widow, Vera, for the rest of hers.
December 1, 1998
Martha R. Ingram, whose family owns a controlling stake in Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc., made one of the largest higher-education gifts ever, putting 20 million company shares into a trust for Vanderbilt University and other beneficiaries. The trust earmarked at least 40% of its holdings for the benefit of Vanderbilt. At today's market price, the stock placed in the trust would be worth $850 million. Stock of Ingram Micro fell 50 cents to close at $42.50 on the NYSE.
December 1, 1998 |
Vanderbilt University was promised at least $340 million worth of Ingram Micro Inc. stock Monday, one of the largest gifts ever given to an American college. Ingram Charitable Fund, based in Nashville, donated 8 million shares--nearly 6% of the Santa Ana computer distributor--to be used for a wide range of university programs. "This gift is of incalculable importance to Vanderbilt," Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt said.
December 29, 1997 |
It sounds like a scene in a really bad movie: Thousands of tiny mechanical bugs crawling across the landscape, looking for evil. But that's exactly what researchers at Vanderbilt University hope to produce with two grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
December 10, 1996 |
Graduate business students in Fred Talbott's advanced presentations course are expected to go out with a laugh. Their final assignment is to give a stand-up comedy routine in front of their classmates. Sound tough? That's the whole idea, said Talbott, a professor of communications at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. "If you can do that, you can master any form of speaking," he said.
March 13, 1995 |
A lot of Colleen Matsuhara's hunches have been right recently, and the NCAA selection committee proved her instincts correct again Sunday when they matched the UC Irvine women's team against Stanford in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. After the Anteaters beat the University of the Pacific to win the Big West tournament title Saturday, the Irvine coach said she had a feeling their first-ever appearance in the NCAAs would come against the Cardinal.