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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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. 

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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.

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Staying the Course: Addressing Contemporary Issues in the Classroom

Nov. 30, 2021—A&S has created dozens of new courses in the wake of a global pandemic and social unrest, and faculty members speak to the importance of using the classroom to engage students in real-life, critical issues.

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Erin B. Logan BA’17: From Vanderbilt Scholar to White House Reporter

Nov. 19, 2021—Google CEO Sundar Pichai once stated, “A diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.” Erin B. Logan, BA’17, is a shining example of this as she gives voice to often unheard perspectives as a White House reporter covering The Biden-Harris administration for The Los Angeles Times. As she covers some...

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

Oct. 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

Sep. 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 in the wake of a strategic effort by A&S and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to support faculty from the arts and...

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A&S Welcomes New Faculty

Sep. 14, 2021—Vanderbilt College of Arts & Science is honored to welcome 52 new faculty members from both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years to our growing community of distinguished scholars.    “We are thrilled about what this diverse roster of world-class researchers and educators will bring to our academic landscape,” said John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean...

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