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Two A&S psychology faculty receive prestigious awards in vision sciences

Mar. 22, 2024—Two leading scholars in the College of Arts and Science Department of Psychology were recognized by the Vision Sciences Society, the leading international society for vision science research. Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, won the 2024 Ken Nakayama Medal for Excellence in Vision Science Award for lasting, high-impact contributions to vision science. Isabel Gauthier,...

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Hananeel Morinville, BA’25, selected for highly competitive leadership program

Feb. 15, 2024—Hananeel Morinville, a history major in the College of Arts and Science, was named to the next class of the John Robert Lewis Scholars & Fellows Program for 2024-2025. The program is run by the Faith and Politics Institute. Comprising student leaders and changemakers from 17 universities across the country, the newest cohort of scholars...

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Stephen Taylor named featured plenary lecturer for global astronomy conference

Nov. 9, 2023—Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, has been selected to give the opening lecture at the American Astronomical Society (AAS) semiannual meeting. The meeting, the largest regularly occurring astronomy conference in the world, will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 7-11, 2024. The Fred Kavli Plenary Lecture is devoted to a...

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Renowned scholar Dan Margalit joins Vanderbilt University as professor and chair of Department of Mathematics

Aug. 16, 2023—Dan Margalit has joined the Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science as professor of mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics. Margalit is a highly accomplished mathematician whose research expertise lies at the intersection of low-dimensional topology and geometric group theory, with a particular focus on mapping class groups of surfaces. “We are thrilled...

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