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Senior Spotlight: Emily Irigoyen

May. 5, 2022—This May, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our College of Arts and Science seniors! Meet Emily Irigoyen, a double major in environmental sociology and Spanish.   What was your favorite class? My favorite class has been Law and Social Movements (Soc 3605) taught by Dr. Holly McCammon. We explored the role of lawyers...

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Senior Spotlight: Luis Armando Martínez

May. 5, 2022—This May, we’re shining the spotlight on some of our College of Arts and Science seniors! Meet Luis Armando Martínez, a double major in History (Latin American focus) and Spanish and Portuguese, who also has a minor in Chinese language and culture.   What was your favorite class and why?  I have enjoyed all my...

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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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A Life’s Work

Apr. 10, 2022—by Ann Marie Deer Owens Kate Daniels has long been captivated by the connection between writing and the healing process. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, Daniels worked as a nurse’s aide at UVA Medical Center while s...

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A Life’s Work: Kate Daniels has built a writing and teaching career by combining a focus on healing and artistic expression

Apr. 10, 2022—by Ann Marie Deer Owens Kate Daniels has long been captivated by the connection between writing and the healing process. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, Daniels worked as a nurse’s aide at UVA Medical Center while s...

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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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Kelly Holley-Bockelmann receives Mentor Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science for contributions to science and society

Feb. 8, 2022—Astronomer Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is recognized by the world’s largest general scientific society for being a mentor to hundreds of students, particularly through the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program.

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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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The Science of Poetry: Scientist and writer Jenny Qi finds meaning in the loss of her mother

Jan. 26, 2022—By Maria BrowningPhotography by Marc Olivier Le Blanc The opening poem in Focal Point, the debut collection by Jenny Qi, BA’11, navigates the fraught emotional space between a loving daughter’s grief over her mother’s death and a scientist’s clear-eyed...

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How to Shoot Great Video with Your Phone: Expert advice from cinematographer Alicia Robbins

Jan. 25, 2022—Text by Elizabeth Cook Jenkins, BS’99Photos by Richard CartwrightIllustrations by Michelle Pereira Cinematographer Alicia Robbins, BS’01, never planned on working behind the scenes. At Vanderbilt, she aspired to a career in broadcast journalism, appear...

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