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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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Didi Jackson: Breeding human connection through poetry

Oct. 14, 2021—“Sometimes our motivations aren’t what we asked for—they are given to us.” That is the experience of Visiting Assistant Professor of English Didi Jackson, who joined Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science in Spring 2021. A true lover of the humanities, Jackson brings to A&S a deep passion for telling stories through poetry and visual...

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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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Becoming a successful leader: ‘You want everyone to be ten feet tall’

Sep. 28, 2021—“Leadership is a choice – a title doesn’t entitle you to anything.” That is the belief of Patrick Leddin, associate professor of the practice of managerial studies, as he guides readers through the journey to becoming a successful leader in his new book, The 5 Week Leadership Challenge. Before arriving at Vanderbilt’s College of Arts...

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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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Hopes for a New Academic Year

Aug. 31, 2021—As we begin the fall semester, A&S faculty and students reflect on the trials of the last year and look ahead with promise to the year ahead.

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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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