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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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Physics Students Win U.S. Department of Energy Research Fellowships

June 11, 2020—Two graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded coveted U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) fellowships to advance their research. David Curie, a third-year physics Ph.D....

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Unexpected mammal provides insight into the lives of ancient hominins

June 11, 2020—Paleontologist and associate professor of biological sciences Larisa DeSantis finds answers about early hominin diets are with an unrelated group of mammals—tapirs.

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Faculty Research Uncovers Community Insights to Help Fight COVID-19

June 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...

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College of Arts and Science Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

June 2, 2020—Two members of the College of Arts and Science faculty—Distinguished University Professor Houston A. Baker and University Distinguished Professor George Hornberger—have been elected to the American Academy of Arts &...

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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...

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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...

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Art Professor Vesna Pavlović Wins Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship

May 19, 2020—Associate Professor of Art Vesna Pavlović has been awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship to conduct research at the Archives of American Art (AAA) in summer 2021. The program provides...

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Dean of Research David Wright Explains Coronavirus Facts on Alumni Webinar

May 12, 2020—More than 500 College of Arts and Science alumni registered for an April 22 coronavirus webinar with David Wright, Stevenson Professor of Chemistry, Dean of Graduate Education & Research, and...

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Brandt Eichman Wins International Biochemistry Award

May 8, 2020—William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair Brandt Eichman has been named the recipient of the Biochemical Society’s 2021 International Award for outstanding and independent research that demonstrates the importance of the...

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Vanderbilt lab develops app for analyzing crowd-sourced songbird recordings

April 20, 2020—With a new app from a team at Vanderbilt, birdsong researchers can better leverage crowdsourced fieldwork and audio recordings from amateur birders and citizen songbird scientists.

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Advanced, high-res MRI scans reveal link between cognitive abilities and ‘tree ring’ layers in the brain

April 13, 2020—Object recognition and facial recognition may seem like similar abilities, but new research from Vanderbilt finds that these behaviors are on the opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes...

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Chemistry department leverages available resources for hand sanitizer production

April 9, 2020—As universities across the country pool resources to tackle pressing challenges brought on by COVID-19, individuals in the Department of Chemistry at Vanderbilt are working to develop one resource in...

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Biology researchers capture shape-shifting delivery structures in body’s cellular “FedEx system”

March 9, 2020—A new cellular biology study reports the first visualization of a unique shape-shifting structure in the human body which plays an important role in the timely delivery of fats and...

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Fasting at night or in the morning? Listen to your biological clock, says new research

February 27, 2020—According to a new study published by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock. 

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Bangladesh collaboration offers lessons for facing rapid environmental changes

February 24, 2020—With a population of roughly 150 million people, the delta country of Bangladesh holds about half the population of the entire United States in an area the size of Louisiana,...

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