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Research in Colorado mountains takes students’ environmental immersion to new heights

January 20, 2022—Students in the Glacial Geology class took their research to new levels of immersion, collecting soil and rock samples at an elevation of 9,000 feet in the Sawatch Mountain Range...

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Vanderbilt’s Bob O’Dell elected 2022 fellow of American Astronomical Society for role in creating Hubble Space Telescope

January 20, 2022—Robert O’Dell, Distinguished Research Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has been named a 2022 fellow of the American Astronomical Society for extraordinary achievement and service to the field of astronomy....

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Vanderbilt receives $3M from National Science Foundation to launch cutting-edge astronomy graduate program

January 18, 2022—Vanderbilt University researchers from the departments of physics and astronomy, math, electrical engineering, and history have received a $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Award to establish a graduate...

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Vanderbilt researchers contribute to promising global search for gravitational waves

January 14, 2022—International astronomy collaboration strengthens evidence for signal that may hint at ultra-low frequency gravitational waves.

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Vanderbilt joins TSU, Meharry and the Congregational Health and Education Network on $4M NIH grant to address social factors in health

January 11, 2022—Sharon Jones, assistant professor of nursing, and David G. Schlundt, associate professor of psychology, are participating in a collaborative research project to address health disparities and advance health equity in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt researchers combine paleontology and fluid physics to uncover Ediacaran nurseries

January 7, 2022—Looking at prehistoric organisms allows Simon Darroch and his students to describe how, when and why complex life evolved on this planet. Their work is a piece of the puzzle...

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Vanderbilt scientist’s team project wins $55,000 to research fundamental cell behavior

January 6, 2022—Lars Plate wins $55,000 from Scialog to further collaborative research on cell behavior.

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Rate of Change: Sandra Rosenthal & the Patterns of Bipolar Disorder

October 5, 2021—Sandra Rosenthal, Jack and Pamela Egan Chair and professor of chemistry, shares how her personal struggle with bipolar disorder has influenced her research.

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A&S awarded multiple grants in the arts and humanities

September 21, 2021—Three faculty members from the College of Arts and Science have been selected to receive important grants to support their research in the humanities. The announcement of the awards comes...

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New research uncovers crucial role of activist lawyers in expanding women’s rights

March 8, 2021—The history of women’s rights in the United States is inextricable from the history of social movements. In the nineteenth century, married women fought for legal personhood and the right...

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Love of Hebrew and Yiddish leads Allison Schachter to hidden stories of women authors

March 2, 2021—Allison Schachter, an associate professor of Jewish studies, English, and Russian and East European studies, never intended to end up in her current field. After studying French and Hebrew as...

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Friedman lab finds unexpected opportunities in COVID-adjusted research activities

November 30, 2020—When Vanderbilt ramped down research activities early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Friedman Lab was better-positioned than many. Led by Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Biological Sciences Katherine Friedman,...

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

November 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...

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Persistence in a pandemic: College of Arts and Science students complete enriching summer experiences in science-based art, research

October 16, 2020—Though the COVID-19 pandemic scuttled many students’ original summer plans, College of Arts and Science students adapted quickly. Through technology, creativity, and determination, they found ways to expand their horizons...

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Economics Faculty Research Yields Valuable Insights on Student Loans and Personal Finance

August 14, 2020—Are student loans a smart way to pay for college? Is pawning jewelry ever a good way to acquire extra cash? And why do humans have so much trouble making...

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New Political Science Research Debunks Myths About White Working-Class Support for Trump

July 29, 2020—New research from Associate Professor of Political Science Noam Lupu challenges several common assumptions about white working-class support for President Donald Trump. Lupu conducted the research, outlined in the article...

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

July 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...

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