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Arts and Science Students Share Humanitarian Experiences with Donors, Fellow Students

Nov. 12, 2019—At an October 29 reception, College of Arts and Science students spoke about projects supported by the Nichols Humanitarian Fund and expressed their gratitude to donors Edward and Janice Nichols. Established in 2006, the fund supports undergraduate and graduate students in completing humanitarian endeavors in the U.S. and overseas. Twenty of the 27 award recipients...

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East House Closes LGBTQI History Month with Dinner Focused on LGBTQI Scholarship, Advocacy

Nov. 4, 2019—Once or twice a month, the faculty residence at East House—one of ten houses where first-year students live on the Ingram Commons—is filled with the smell of a delicious catered dinner. Faculty Head of House Elizabeth Meadows cautiously opens her front door: her dog Luna loves to dash out and greet the visitors arriving for...

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Humanities 20/20 Conference Generates Vision for Future of Humanities at Vanderbilt

Oct. 18, 2019—What is the future of the humanities at Vanderbilt? That question was top of mind for Holly Tucker, Mellon Foundation Chair in the Humanities and Professor of French, as she planned this year’s Humanities 20/20 mini-conference. Hosted by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, which Tucker directs, the event brought together 80 faculty...

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Arts and Science welcomes 37 new full-time faculty

Oct. 15, 2019—The College of Arts and Science was pleased to welcome 37 new, full-time faculty members this year. These scholars hail from top universities around the world and represent some of the most innovative thinking and cutting-edge research in their respective fields.   Their work ranges from Matthew Congdon’s study of moral psychology and metaethics to...

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Two College of Arts and Science alumni to receive Alumni Association awards

Oct. 7, 2019—Roy Blount Jr., BA’63, and John Hindle, BA’68, PhD’81, are among the six recipients to be honored by the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board. Blount will receive the Alumni Professional Achievement Award that recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through their professional accomplishments, and whose contributions honor the legacy of excellence at Vanderbilt University. “Roy is...

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Nationally Known Scientists Outline Future of Space Travel at Physics Colloquia

Oct. 7, 2019—Humans have exploration in our DNA. That was the message of two recent physics colloquia led by nationally known scientist-authors: Les Johnson, a NASA technologist, and David Brin, an astrophysicist. Both spoke to near-capacity audiences in the Stevenson Center Lecture Hall at the end of September. Johnson, who earned his M.S. in physics at Vanderbilt,...

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“Works in Progress” Seminar Brings Together Top African American Studies Scholars

Sep. 25, 2019—Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island is a picturesque street in a picturesque New England town. Upscale shops, Gilded Age mansions, and boutique inns draw in tourists every summer. But for a few days of the season, this small corner of Newport is also a hub for scholarly progress. On July 30, 2019, more than...

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Center for Latin American Studies Hosts Annual Brazil Week Celebration

Sep. 18, 2019—The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) hosted its eighth annual Brazil Week September 9-13, with faculty and students from around Vanderbilt taking part in the celebration. CLAS began in 1947 as the Institute for Brazilian Studies, the first center of its kind in the United States. Then-Chancellor Harvie Branscomb was seeking a way for...

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee appointed; Geer to lead

May. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor. John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, will serve as the chair of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee.

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Landers receives 2019 Alumni Education Award

Apr. 30, 2019—Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, is the recipient of the 2019 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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