Author: Marissa Shapiro
Apr. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt environmental scientists show that patterns found in fossil records of ancient ecosystems may be the key to combating today’s biodiversity crisis and making informed conservation decisions.
Apr. 16, 2021—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Steven D. Townsend has been awarded the 2021 David Y. Gin Young Investigator Award by the American Chemical Society. The award is one that “encourages outstanding contributions to research in carbohydrate chemistry by scientists in the first seven years of their independent career.”
Apr. 15, 2021—Chemical signatures and microscopic wear patterns in dental fossils show that the diet of sabertooth cats included mammoths.
Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering awarded VentureWell grant for undergraduate immersion class
Apr. 14, 2021—A new Nanomaker Immersion course coming to Vanderbilt aims to train the next generation of nanotechnology entrepreneurs in a facility rarely utilized by undergraduates. Vanderbilt professor Alice D. Leach will teach nanotech development and commercialization techniques to the next generation of nanotechnology entrepreneurs beginning in fall 2022.
‘GQ’ magazine’s global editorial director to discuss addiction and art at Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research event April 21
Apr. 13, 2021—In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will host a conversation between Will Welch, global editorial director of "GQ" magazine, and the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research on Wednesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
Apr. 13, 2021—Gregor Neuert has discovered that cells respond differently to acute and gradual stress. This finding will transform how cell signaling is understood and inform the drug discovery processes.
Apr. 12, 2021—Climate scientist Carlos A. Nobre, who is renowned for his work on the impact of Amazon deforestation, will deliver the 2021 Earth Day Lecture on Wednesday, April 21, at 1 p.m. CT. Nobre’s talk is part of a joint venture by the Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative and the Center for Latin American Studies to highlight science in Latin America.
Apr. 12, 2021—How do television networks predict election outcomes? The virtual event “A Peek Inside the NBC Decision Desk: Election 2020” scheduled for Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m. CT will provide an overview.
Apr. 9, 2021—An interdisciplinary fellowship with the Data Science Institute has resulted in a promising machine-learning technology that can effectively track complex surgical activity, having the potential to improve patient outcomes, safety and documentation.
Research Snapshot: Media consumption and political attentiveness data shed new light on political polarization in U.S.
Apr. 8, 2021—Research Snapshot: Eunji Kim finds that politics have become more like sports than ever before: It is easier to watch partisan news when your political party is winning. Est. reading time: 75 seconds.
Research Snapshot: New microscopy technique of electron distributions and theory unveils a feature that can shape applications of a class of quantum materials
Apr. 7, 2021—Theory and experimental data on an electride, a member of a class of exotic materials, unveil new secrets that may impact technology developments. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Apr. 5, 2021—Join Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. CT for a free, educational star party and discussion.