Jun. 13, 2016—The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.
Jun. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.
May. 26, 2016—Ethnocentrism, a term explained in a 2009 book by Vanderbilt's Cindy Kam, is showing up in a major way as a driver in the campaign of Donald Trump.
May. 19, 2016—New first-of-its-kind research from two Vanderbilt Law School economists contradicts conventional wisdom and finds a female applicant strongly raises her chances of getting hired if she gives personal information clarifying her resume gaps.
May. 13, 2016—#myVanderbilt is celebrating the class of 2016. Hear from grads and families on this awesome day! Read more: Chancellor to graduates: ‘Lift others up’ http://vanderbi.lt/w1r2x Read more Commencement 2016 stories: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/tag/commencement-2016/ Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanderbilt. See all Vanderbilt social media at http://social.vanderbilt.edu.
May. 13, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos mined his family's history to make his point to the Class of 2016 at Commencement ceremonies.
May. 9, 2016—Elementary students from one of the poorest large cities in the nation are dreaming big about college, thanks to twin brothers from their hometown and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
May. 6, 2016—How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.
Apr. 28, 2016—In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys.
Apr. 27, 2016—College affordability has declined in all 50 states since 2008, according to a new report.
Apr. 27, 2016—Watch what happens when more than 100 Vanderbilt students, along with University News and Communications, team up for a fresh new take on the university's alma mater.
Apr. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University's first-ever Giving Day has raised more than $1.3 million and secured $200,000 in challenge gifts to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarships and grant assistance.