‘arts and science’
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.
inter+SECTIONS: visual art + social justice
Mar. 24, 2023—Rebecca VanDiver, associate professor of art and architecture, discusses the work of Elizabeth Catlett, an African American printmaker and sculptor. VanDiver looks at how art functions not only as a lens into society, but also as a cultural vehicle between the movement and the museum.
Unsung Stories: Revealing the History of Black Country Music
Mar. 2, 2023—Alice Randall, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and writer-in-residence of African American and Diaspora Studies, discusses the untold stories of Black country music in Nashville and its roots that stretch back more than 100 years ago.
inter+SECTIONS | artificial intelligence + society with Michael Bess
Nov. 30, 2022—As once only imagined technologies now become reality, Chancellor’s Professor of History Michael Bess studies the ethical implications for society as the artificial intelligence race outpaces regulation.
inter+SECTIONS: Climate Change + Evolution with Larisa DeSantis
Aug. 26, 2022— Conservation paleobiologist Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, explores the intersection of climate change + evolution with her research on the extinct marsupial lion. Watch the debut episode from inter+SECTIONS, a new faculty research video series from the College of Arts and Science.
First-ever longitudinal study on LGBTQ+ aging is window into seldom-studied community
Jun. 20, 2022—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—A four-year longitudinal study of older LGBTQ+ people in the South is being conducted to better identify the sources of stress and resilience for this infrequently studied population. Led by Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society, and her team, the Vanderbilt University Social Networks, Aging, and Policy Study (VUSNAPS) is providing...
Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab founders conduct first research on health effects of legal same-sex marriage
Jun. 9, 2022—NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Leaders of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQ+ Policy Lab have provided the first comprehensive evidence on the effects of access to legal same-sex marriage. Their efforts revealed that marriage access impacted the LGBTQ+ community positively in multiple ways. The first-of-its-kind study, published last year, analyzed aspects of both marriage and health in same-sex households following the full...
Introducing Climate Studies: An interdisciplinary approach to a groundbreaking new major
Mar. 30, 2022— The College of Arts and Science’s new climate studies major is one of the first in the county to approach climate studies from a truly interdisciplinary perspective. The major will be offered starting Fall 2022. The major integrates the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities to give students a comprehensive perspective on climate change,...
Paving the Way: Developing future leaders in science
Feb. 11, 2022—On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, listen to some of our talented faculty describe how they’re helping to mold future generations of scientists and make the field more inclusive.
Setting the Stage | Brooke Dennison BA’22 Theatre & English (Senior Spotlight)
Jan. 31, 2022—Last fall, the A&S Theatre Department introduced its first student director, Brooke Dennison (BA’22 Theatre & English), in almost a decade. As the department debuted its 2021-2022 season with the Plays from the Pandemic series, Dennison and Theatre faculty speak to the importance of this unique and transformative experience.