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

Feb. 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 for their extraordinary promise in their respective fields. They join the existing group three faculty members who were awarded 2020-2022 Dean’s Faculty Fellowships in August...

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USA Today: Transgender activists in the South are battling homelessness with tiny homes and private shelters amid COVID-19

Feb. 6, 2021—(Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, quoted)

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The Atlantic: Republicans confront the consequences of their Doomsday rhetoric

Jan. 9, 2021—(Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, research cited)

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Political science course helps undergraduates connect to Vanderbilt’s long military history

Nov. 11, 2020—A little more than one hundred years ago, rows of young men stood at attention for a portrait in front of Kirkland Hall. Their wide-brimmed campaign hats and their crisp brown uniforms signaled their impending journey. After this historic photo was taken, the very first cadet corps from Vanderbilt University left to serve in World...

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Faculty Use Universal Language of Math to Tackle Some of COVID-19’s Biggest Challenges

Jul. 23, 2020—As public health officials tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, they face an overwhelming number of factors that affect the virus’s spread. Population density, economic challenges, adherence to social distancing measures—they all play a part in determining the rise or fall of infection rates. And the results of efforts to “flatten the curve” can vary from place...

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Vanderbilt releases Return to Campus plan for fall 2020 semester

Jun. 16, 2020—After much planning and consideration, Vanderbilt has released a plan for how it will approach the fall 2020 semester. College of Arts and Science Dean John Geer also sent specific messages to A&S staff, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

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Jana Harper: Creating performance art during COVID-19

Jun. 9, 2020—THE WORK “What are the burdens we carry?” For three years, Associate Professor of the Practice of Art Jana Harper has been exploring and answering that question through her project This Holding. “That question multiplied into other questions,” Harper said. “What might those burdens look like? What do they look like for us as individuals?...

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Faculty Research Uncovers Community Insights to Help Fight COVID-19

Jun. 4, 2020—Amidst all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, one constant has held: researchers across the College of Arts and Science have dedicated their efforts to understanding the virus, how to control it, and how it impacts our communities. Jennifer Trueblood, associate professor of psychology, and Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society, are part...

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Dr. Jonathan Metzl Wins Award for Career Contributions to Psychiatry

May. 28, 2020—  Dr. Jonathan Metzl, the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and director of the Department of Medicine, Health, and Society (MHS), has been named the recipient of the 2020 American Psychiatric Association’s Benjamin Rush Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the literature on the history of psychiatry....

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Chemistry Professor Steve Townsend Wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

May. 22, 2020—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steve Townsend has been named to this year’s class of Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awardees. Every year, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation supports the careers of a select number of faculty in the chemical sciences who are in the first five years of their academic career, exhibit a strong body of...

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