Society and Culture
Mar. 17, 2016—Mona Frederick, director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and Steve Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C. and met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.
Mar. 16, 2016—To mark Colombia's historic peace accord with rebels, scholars from around the world will gather at Vanderbilt to consider the history of conflict in Colombia and its prospects for peace moving forward.
Mar. 16, 2016—Alvin E. Roth, who shared the 2012 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, will discuss “Who Gets What and Why: The Economics of Matching and Market Design" March 22. Roth is responsible for re-designing the National Resident Matching Program, through which approximately 20,000 doctors a year find their first employment as residents at American hospitals.
Mar. 11, 2016—Christoph Zeller, associate professor of German, writes: "Looking back at the protest movement in Germany reveals parallels that help to understand the present."
Mar. 10, 2016—Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, writes: "Again and again, people with whom I spoke raised concerns, not just about the lethal potential of firearms, but about the ways that allowing guns into previously gun-free communal spaces might impact a host of commonplace civic encounters as well."
Mar. 9, 2016—A Vanderbilt Divinity School professor has been awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute for his transnational study of the evangelical community's fight against human trafficking.
Mar. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Department of Economics has been ranked first in the South by researchers who study economics education at Columbus State University and the University of New Haven. The ranking measures research competitiveness.
Mar. 4, 2016—The first African American dean of a Vanderbilt school or college has died. Russell G. Hamilton was 81.
Mar. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt graduate students demonstrated that they can summarize their 80,000-word theses in less than three minutes using terms that members of the public can understand during this year's Three Minute Thesis competition.
Feb. 24, 2016—A corn-and-pepper beer whose significance to an ancient South American empire was confirmed by archaeologist Tiffiny Tung has inspired a custom brew commissioned by Chicago's Field Museum.
Feb. 23, 2016—Markus Eberl will study how the relocation of a Maya community in Guatemala affects their connection to the past.
Jan. 26, 2016—While in residence, Katharine Donato will analyze how race and gender affect how immigrants find their place in the United States.