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High school classmates in Jamaica unexpectedly reunite nearly 20 years later as Vanderbilt faculty

Feb. 28, 2023—In 2004, a group of students attended Immaculate Conception High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Kingston, Jamaica. In August 2022, nearly 20 years later, two of those students reunited for the first time, but not at a high school reunion, as one might expect. They ran into each other in Nashville, TN at a...

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Learning Assistants program increases student belonging and interest in STEM fields

Jan. 29, 2023—Introductory STEM courses can be both large and challenging. At a world-class university like Vanderbilt, the content is rigorous, and students enter with varied levels of knowledge. Some end up feeling lost and as if they are the only ones struggling, and these feelings can be magnified among underrepresented and first-generation students. To address this...

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Vanderbilt announces new program in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

Jan. 18, 2023—The College of Arts and Science has launched a new undergraduate program in Asian American and Asian Diaspora (AAAD) Studies, including both a major and a minor, in spring 2023. The new program, housed in the Department of Asian Studies, aims to provide students with a more comprehensive knowledge of Asian diaspora and perspectives, Asian...

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Three A&S chemists to research therapeutics, fuel conversion, and enzyme design with NIH MIRA grants

Dec. 12, 2022—College of Arts and Science faculty members Nathan Schley, Allison Walker, and John Yang have each been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health to continue their groundbreaking chemistry research. Known as the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA), these grants provide both new and established researchers of general medical sciences with more than $1.9...

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