‘arts and science’
Nov. 30, 2023—Patrick Trent Greiner, assistant professor of sociology and C. Family Dean’s Faculty Fellow in Grand Challenges: Climate and Society, studies the intersection of environmental justice and sustainability. He investigates how public policy has created social inequality in the past, increasing environmental risk to marginalized communities, and affecting the health and quality of life for many.
Sep. 28, 2023— When Liyu “Leo” Huang, BA’24, attended the Fall Research Match event during his freshmen year at Vanderbilt, he never imagined it would lead him to three years of immersive, hands-on research combining his two passions: medicine and the creative arts. A Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholar majoring in architecture and the built environment; neuroscience; and...
Jun. 15, 2023—Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of medicine, health, and society, works at the intersection of LGBTQ health and public policy. A subject area where there once was limited data, Gonzales and colleagues have worked to bolster the research available to help inform both the public and the decision makers who form policies that affect health outcomes...
Apr. 28, 2023—Undergraduate students at A&S have unique opportunities to conduct a wide range of research, discovery, and scholarship during their time on campus. As an undergraduate researcher, Pax Poggi BA’25 studies the intersection of mathematics and consciousness. Hear about his work with the integrated information theory of consciousness, the first mathematical framework for evaluating awareness.
Mar. 24, 2023—Rebecca VanDiver, associate professor of art and architecture, discusses the work of Elizabeth Catlett, an African American printmaker and sculptor. VanDiver looks at how art functions not only as a lens into society, but also as a cultural vehicle between the movement and the museum.
Mar. 2, 2023—Alice Randall, Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities and writer-in-residence of African American and Diaspora Studies, discusses the untold stories of Black country music in Nashville and its roots that stretch back more than 100 years ago.
Feb. 24, 2023—Aimi Hamraie, associate professor of medicine, health, and society, discusses opportunities to make urban environments more equitable and accessible for disabled individuals. Hamraie, whose work focuses on disability and the built environment, offers solutions for a more accessible future for all.
Jan. 18, 2023—The College of Arts and Science has launched a new undergraduate program in Asian American and Asian Diaspora (AAAD) Studies, including both a major and a minor, in spring 2023. The new program, housed in the Department of Asian Studies, aims to provide students with a more comprehensive knowledge of Asian diaspora and perspectives, Asian...
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.