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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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College of Arts and Science astronomers—a small team making big waves

May. 5, 2022—The past academic year has been monumental for A&S astronomy faculty, a small cohort achieving on a meteoric scale. Their groundbreaking findings and numerous awards have kept the department at the forefront of the discipline, as they work to enhance the scientific understanding of our universe and train future scientists to push forward with exploration...

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Building Community | Jack Mok BA’22 PoliSci & Econ (Senior Spotlight)

Apr. 29, 2022—From participating in high school student government to leading as AASA President, Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Scholar Jack Mok (BA’22 Political Science & Economics) has dedicated his academic career to finding belonging and giving back to the community through advocacy.

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Vanderbilt researchers suggest that complex bird songs might require large populations

Apr. 22, 2022—By: Andy Flick, Evolutionary Studies Initiative scientific coordinator Growing up in a small community has its advantages, but if you want to learn from world experts, you may have better luck in a big city. This is the case in the world of birds as well. Large populations of birds might be better able to...

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Robinson Leads Award-Winning Group

Apr. 20, 2022—The National Science Board has given the 2022 Public Service Award to the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). President of the organization, Renã AS Robinson, is an associate professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Science. The NSB award honors exemplary public service in promoting...

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Nursing students try on VR technology that could benefit patients and nurse well-being

Apr. 11, 2022—By VUSN Communications Although physically in a classroom at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, a group of students were far, far away, virtually experiencing campfires, galaxies, snowfall and other relaxing settings.  The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students were exploring how virtual reality can be used in health care and education, taking part in an innovative...

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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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Daniel Usner to present the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures

Mar. 25, 2022—Daniel Usner, Holland N. McTyeire Chair in History, will deliver the Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History on April 20 and 21 at Louisiana State University. There is a coincidental connection between this invited lecture series and Vanderbilt University. The lecture series began in 1937 to honor Walter Lynwood Fleming, who taught at Louisiana...

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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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