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New Age-Dating Method Increases Ability to Date Multitudes of Stars
Jan. 10, 2023—Nashville, Tenn. — While knowing the ages of stars in the galaxy was once limited to a small number of stars painstakingly analyzed one at a time, a new age-dating method developed by a cohort of Vanderbilt and other researchers now allows for age estimates to occur for tens of thousands at once, helping further our...
College of Arts and Science awards faculty for excellence in teaching and advising
Dec. 12, 2022— On December 6, the College of Arts and Science recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching and advising. These annual awards acknowledge faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to their students, and the nominations come directly from the students. The college is pleased to announce the following fall 2022 award winners: Advising...
inter+SECTIONS | artificial intelligence + society with Michael Bess
Nov. 30, 2022—As once only imagined technologies now become reality, Chancellor’s Professor of History Michael Bess studies the ethical implications for society as the artificial intelligence race outpaces regulation.
Welcoming Our New Faculty
Aug. 30, 2022—Vanderbilt College of Arts and Science is honored to welcome our newest faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year, who add to our growing community of distinguished scholars. “We’re thrilled to welcome these scholars as they join the talented and accomplished A&S faculty,” said John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts...
inter+SECTIONS: Climate Change + Evolution with Larisa DeSantis
Aug. 26, 2022— Conservation paleobiologist Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, explores the intersection of climate change + evolution with her research on the extinct marsupial lion. Watch the debut episode from inter+SECTIONS, a new faculty research video series from the College of Arts and Science.
Ph.D. Candidate Lantana Grub wins NDSEG Fellowship
Jul. 5, 2022—Second-year biological sciences Ph.D. student Lantana Grub has been named to the U.S. Department of Defense’s National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Program (NDSEG). The incredibly competitive program awarded just 165 of 3,142 applicants this year. The program supports students working toward doctoral degrees in science and engineering whose study has relevance to the...
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...
College of Arts & Science congratulates Class of 2022
May. 20, 2022— We’re celebrating our most recent graduates for their extraordinary perseverance and dedication over the last few years. Watch highlights of our students enjoying their unforgettable graduation day.
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...
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.