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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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College of Arts and Science faculty recognized for excellence in 2021 university awards

Aug. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Provost annually recognizes faculty members for their accomplishments in teaching, research, and service to the campus community with internal awards. Announced at the Fall Faculty Assembly on August 26, 2021, six College of Arts and Science faculty members received awards for their outstanding work. Below are the A&S winners: Chancellor’s...

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Six A&S students selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Program

Jul. 16, 2021—The U.S. Department of State has selected six students studying foreign languages at Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science to receive the 2021 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS). Through the competitive program, CLS scholars will receive intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences through partnership with local institutions in countries where the languages are commonly...

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A&S faculty reflect on the importance of Juneteenth

Jun. 19, 2021—Today, June 19, marks 156 years since Union Army General Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom from slavery in the state of Texas—the last state where the Emancipation Proclamation was enforced. At the time, an estimated 250,000 people were still enslaved in Texas. What began as an annual celebration in Texas’ Black community has grown to become...

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Former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen talks problem-solving, cross-cultural respect at physics colloquium

Apr. 20, 2021—The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen at an April 8 colloquium attended by students, faculty, and other members of the Vanderbilt community. In a lecture followed by a question-and-answer session with attendees, Bredesen shared the value of scientific frameworks for problem-solving and emphasized the need for cross-cultural respect in...

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College of Arts and Science faculty share recommendations for reading women authors

Mar. 25, 2021—Women’s History Month is both an opportunity and an invitation: an opportunity to learn more about an often-hidden side of history and culture, and an invitation to develop a new awareness, concerns, and habits of learning that can carry through the rest of the year. As part of the College of Arts and Science’s celebration...

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College of Arts and Science recognizes faculty and graduate students for excellence in teaching and advising

Mar. 24, 2021—On March 24, the College of Arts and Science recognized 19 outstanding faculty members and graduate students for excellence in teaching and advising. These awards are an important part of the Arts and Science tradition, and past recipients include some of the most distinguished and beloved professors and instructors in the history of Vanderbilt. The...

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College of Arts and Science announces newest cohort of Dean’s Faculty Fellows

Feb. 24, 2021—The College of Arts and Science has announced the recipients of the 2021-2023 Dean’s Faculty Fellowships. Seven junior faculty members from diverse areas of expertise were recognized by the dean for their extraordinary promise in their respective fields. They join the existing group three faculty members who were awarded 2020-2022 Dean’s Faculty Fellowships in August...

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Samar Ali, JD’06, BS’03, joins Political Science, Law School faculties as research professor

Jan. 11, 2021—Samar S. Ali, JD’06, BS’03, has joined the Vanderbilt faculty as a research professor in political science and law, with a focus on international law and conflict resolution. Her appointment was announced by John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, and by Chris...

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