Society and Culture
May. 1, 2017—A significant majority of U.S. adults oppose eliminating federal funding for arts and culture, according to survey questions fielded by the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.
May. 1, 2017—Got 15 minutes? Rob Talisse and Scott Aikin say that's enough time to get philosophical with the help of their podcast, "Philosophy 15."
Apr. 18, 2017—Professor of English Mark Schoenfield, an expert on Romantic periodicals and culture, has been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in English literature.
Apr. 13, 2017—Rachel Teukolsky, an English professor whose research bridges Victorian literature and the visual arts, has received a Summer Stipends award from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Mar. 29, 2017—To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.
Mar. 23, 2017—Tom Dillehay's discoveries at Monte Verde in southern Chile revolutionized the understanding of how and when the Americas were first peopled.
Feb. 8, 2017—An international collaboration that includes Divinity scholar David Michelson has published three new reference works to help preserve Syriac, an endangered Middle East language and culture.
Feb. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt's new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.
Jan. 16, 2017—A new study shows that access to health insurance can help hold a community together socially, and lack of it can contribute to the fraying of neighborhood cohesion. The study, Beyond Health Effects? Examining the Social Consequences of Community Levels of Uninsurance Pre-ACA, published by the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, is an effort...
Brazil TIPs project may unlock key answers in health care delivery while creating immersive student research opportunities
Dec. 19, 2016—Through a TIPs award, Vanderbilt University faculty and students are researching Brazil's universal health care system to find out why residents give the system failing marks.