Feb. 7, 2017—Yoni Appelbaum earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history and taught at Harvard before becoming Senior Editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the politics section. In this conversation with fellow historian Heath W. Carter he discussed his journey to The Atlantic and the role of the public intellectual in today’s America. Q & A with...
Feb. 2, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente joined more than 500 students, faculty and staff to kick off the university’s campuswide campaign “GO THERE: Break the silence. Break the stigma” on Jan. 27 at the Student Life Center.
Feb. 1, 2017—Proposed Medicaid reforms are similar to the capped federal financing system in place during the '50s and early '60s, when states generally reimbursed a much smaller proportion of health care for the needy.
Jan. 26, 2017—A new study has compared the diet of a variety of Australian megafaunal herbivores from the period when they were widespread (350,000 to 570,000 years ago) to a period when they were in decline (30,000 to 40,000 years ago) by studying their fossil teeth. The analysis suggests that climate change had a significant impact on their diets and may well have been a primary factor in their extinction.
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...
Dec. 13, 2016—Watch video of the most recent presentation in the Food for Thought lunchtime series which took place on December 13. Part three of Exploring Your World through Three Cultural Moments; Focus of Lecture: Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors. Food for Thought is a community lunchtime program.
Dec. 9, 2016—The past is a puzzle of which we lost most pieces and miss the art cover. Yet, the teams working on Assassin’s Creed have mastered a unique method to interpret the past through breathtaking digital environments. From assumed inaccuracies to all-but-unnoticeable historical details, the resulting player experience is complex but rewarding, earning the series tens...
Dec. 1, 2016—Vanderbilt student Zack Freeling runs Aryeh’s Kitchen, the only campus food truck in the United States offering a fully kosher menu, including meat items.
Nov. 30, 2016—Tennessee joins California to become only the second American state memorialized in the periodic table of elements.
Nov. 21, 2016—"Mood ring materials" constitute a new type of smart sensing technology that could play an important role in minimizing and mitigating damage to the nation's failing infrastructure.