Nov. 24, 2020—Americans may be much more receptive to refugee settlement in the United States than current government immigration policies suggest, according to a new study by Mariano Sana, associate professor of sociology and a faculty affiliate of Vanderbilt’s influential Latin American Public Opinion Project.
Nov. 24, 2020—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected 2020 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
Nov. 23, 2020—Seven Vanderbilt faculty recently were elected as fellows in the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association.
Nov. 20, 2020—Multidisciplinary researcher Robert Barsky has added a new approach to his studies on migration with the launch of "Contours Collaborations." The digital journal is sharing stories about borders and border crossings through the lens of art.
Nov. 20, 2020—Falling between the gender and race gap, men in same-sex couples are 12 percentage points less likely to have a STEM degree, research by Vanderbilt economist Kitt Carpenter confirms.
Nov. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Otolaryngology Nabil Simaan has been named a top voice in health care robotics by technology discovery platform InsightMonk and market intelligence firm BIS Research.
Nov. 19, 2020—Modernized endoscopic system blends robotics and magnetic coupling to improve medical procedures, starting with colonoscopies.
Nov. 18, 2020—Interdisciplinary Earth scientists explore how little-understood underwater volcanoes affect the atmosphere.
Nov. 18, 2020—The Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a daylong virtual conference on Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring internationally known scholars and leaders Marc Lamont Hill, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Bettina Love, among others, who will address a range of questions about racial justice as the issue applies in educational settings and more broadly.
Nov. 18, 2020—Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell called for a return to civility, communication and compromise in domestic politics and foreign relations during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 16.
Nov. 17, 2020—Further research by biochemistry professors Charles Sanders and Bruce Carter into therapeutics for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited condition that damages peripheral nerves, will be funded by Ancora Innovation LLC, a Deerfield Management company that supports Vanderbilt’s innovative life science research.
Nov. 17, 2020—Claire Smrekar, associate professor of public policy and education, recently was named editor of the "Peabody Journal of Education," America's second longest-running publication devoted exclusively to educational research, practice and policy.