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Vanderbilt joins peer group studying legacies of slavery and racial injustice

June 18, 2021—Vanderbilt University has become the newest member of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium as part of its reinvigorated commitment to confront racial injustice while working toward a more inclusive and...

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans split along party lines on vaccines, 2020 election and ‘cancel culture’

June 8, 2021—Divisive party politics continue to dominate attitudes among Tennessee residents on key social issues, including the state’s response to COVID-19, willingness to get vaccinated and questions about whether the 2020...

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Vanderbilt faculty collaborate to develop tools for teaching personal geography and spatial awareness

June 7, 2021—A team of Vanderbilt and Georgia State University researchers has developed publicly available resources for teaching personal geography and critical spatial inquiry. They recently launched a public website offering teaching...

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DiBenedetto, mathematician who advanced knowledge on differential equations, has died

June 4, 2021—Emmanuele DiBenedetto, a retired mathematics professor who made significant contributions to the understanding of partial differential equations, has died after a 15-month struggle with cancer.

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Discussion on the origins of life featuring cross-section of Vanderbilt academics set for June 17

June 3, 2021—How do academics with diverse areas of expertise view the origins of life? A June 17 virtual discussion hosted by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will bring together perspectives...

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Zeppos returns to the classroom, receives teaching award during pandemic

June 2, 2021—Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus, credits the university’s dedication to holding in-person classes last fall—and his students’ adherence to health and safety protocols—for his successful transition to full-time...

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Research Snapshot: Hidden variable gives people another tool to manage major depressive disorders

June 2, 2021—Using NASA data on solar insolation, Sandra Rosenthal has postulated that seasonal rate of change in daylight has the greatest effect on illnesses with seasonal patterns, not average levels of...

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Former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen talks problem-solving, cross-cultural respect at physics colloquium

April 20, 2021—The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen at an April 8 colloquium attended by students, faculty, and other members of the Vanderbilt community. In a...

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College of Arts and Science faculty share recommendations for reading women authors

March 25, 2021—Women’s History Month is both an opportunity and an invitation: an opportunity to learn more about an often-hidden side of history and culture, and an invitation to develop a new...

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College of Arts and Science recognizes faculty and graduate students for excellence in teaching and advising

March 24, 2021—On March 24, the College of Arts and Science recognized 19 outstanding faculty members and graduate students for excellence in teaching and advising. These awards are an important part of...

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College of Arts and Science announces newest cohort of Dean’s Faculty Fellows

February 24, 2021—The College of Arts and Science has announced the recipients of the 2021-2023 Dean’s Faculty Fellowships. Seven junior faculty members from diverse areas of expertise were recognized by the dean...

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Samar Ali, JD’06, BS’03, joins Political Science, Law School faculties as research professor

January 11, 2021—Samar S. Ali, JD’06, BS’03, has joined the Vanderbilt faculty as a research professor in political science and law, with a focus on international law and conflict resolution. Her appointment...

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Philosophy department forms VAMP group to foster exploration of modern philosophy

December 8, 2020—According to Department of Philosophy visiting scholar Emanuele Costa, people often see modern philosophy as ancient history. But the discipline, which covers the 1500s-1800s, is highly relevant to both today’s...

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College of Arts and Science names 2020 Staff Excellence Award recipients

November 6, 2020—At a virtual staff meeting on October 16, the College of Arts and Science named the winners of the school’s annual 2020 Staff Excellence Awards. These awards recognize staff who...

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Political Science professor Joshua D. Clinton will project election outcome for NBC

November 3, 2020—On election night, tens of millions of Americans will turn on their televisions, log onto the internet, or pick up their smartphones for a unified purpose: learning the identity of...

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Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, The Wond’ry collaborate on undergraduate coffee studies program

September 29, 2020—Americans love coffee: according to Statista, two-thirds of us drink at least two cups per day. Many people, however, are unaware that the popular drink has a complicated past—and present....

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Newsweek: QAnon Linked to at Least 44 Election Candidates in 2020—and Some Could Win

September 21, 2020—(Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, quoted)

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