Vanderbilt launches Future of Learning and Generative AI Initiative and interdisciplinary advisory board
Jun. 6, 2023—Vanderbilt University has created the Future of Learning and Generative AI Initiative and appointed members of an advisory board. Both will center their efforts around scholarship and opportunities connected to the growing use of nascent artificial int...
Thirteen named 2023 Chancellor Faculty Fellows
Jun. 6, 2023—Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2023 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of...
Vanderbilt University’s Ralf Bennartz to lead NASA mission to study ice clouds
May. 24, 2023—Vanderbilt University, led by Professor Ralf Bennartz, will lead a NASA satellite mission investigating Earth's high-altitude ice clouds, backed by a robust grant of $37 million. This endeavor, leveraging the university's climate research expertise, wi...
NEH awards stipend to Vanderbilt’s Meng Zhang for innovative edible bird’s nest research
May. 21, 2023—Vanderbilt's Assistant Professor of History, Meng Zhang, has been awarded a stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her intriguing research into the historical and societal implications of the edible bird's nest trade between China a...
NEH grant to help uncover history of lost historic Nashville neighborhood
May. 15, 2023—Angela Sutton has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help fund the excavation of a historic Nashville neighborhood founded by Black Civil War veterans that was demolished in the late 50s/early 60s and to collect the oral hist...
Vanderbilt social, political historian Jefferson Cowie wins Pulitzer for ‘Freedom’s Dominion: A Saga of White Resistance to Federal Power’
May. 9, 2023—Jefferson Cowie, celebrated U.S. politics and culture historian, wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize for his book that “radically shifts our understanding of what freedom means in America.”
How One Mathematical Theory Could Unlock Consciousness | inter+SECTIONS (Student Research Series)
Apr. 28, 2023—Undergraduate students at A&S have unique opportunities to conduct a wide range of research, discovery, and scholarship during their time on campus. As an undergraduate researcher, Pax Poggi BA’25 studies the intersection of mathematics and consciousness. Hear about his work with the integrated information theory of consciousness, the first mathematical framework for evaluating awareness.
Vanderbilt Biologist investigates specialization and its impact on cultural evolution
Apr. 19, 2023—The cultural evolution of a population depends not only on size but also on the degree of specialization within a population, according to a new study published last month by a team of scientists including Nicole Creanza. The study found that populatio...
Vanderbilt Researchers find Evidence for Evolutionary Constraints on Immunity
Apr. 19, 2023—A new study led by members of Ann Tate’s lab found evidence that pleiotropy may slow down evolution of genes involved in immunity.
Vanderbilt economist: Tennessee’s early open COVID-19 testing policies worked to slow the spread
Apr. 16, 2023—Tennessee’s open COVID testing policy reduced actual COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Costs of expanded testing were so low that essentially any reduction in the number of deaths due to the policy would justify its cost.