College of Arts and Science
Where anything is possible.
At the College of Arts and Science, we take a unique approach—informed by the art and inspired by the science—to understanding how the world works and what makes us human. This is the College of Arts and Science. Where anything is possible.
Meet the innovators, scholars, and explorers who are improving the world around them.
Induja "Indu" Kumar, BA'24
Recently named a 2023 Udall Scholar, Indu's academic interests at the intersections of climate change and environmental justice have emerged from a variety of arenas, from exploring religion as an impetus for climate activism in interdisciplinary classes to researching how to equitably distribute carbon credits for local Nashvillians.
Professor Michael Bess
As once only imagined technologies now become reality, Chancellor's Professor of History Michael Bess studies the ethical implications for society as the artificial intelligence race outpaces regulation.
JaHyne "JJ" Johnson, BA'23
JJ came to Vanderbilt as a QuestBridge Scholar, ready, as he said, to “do the work” and come out with a solid career path. What the chemistry major didn’t realize then was that the opportunities he pursued through his classes, activities and Immersion Vanderbilt would allow him to write poetry, conduct research, dance in a ballet, launch a podcast and more.
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