Arts and Science
Sep. 18, 2020—David L. Tuleen, an emeritus chemistry professor who excelled first as a teacher and later as a university administrator, has died.
Sep. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University is launching "Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice," a new initiative conceived by professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and focused on healing at a time of social unrest.
Sep. 11, 2020—A new $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health is enabling Vanderbilt University chemist Renã A.S. Robinson to expand her research on racial disparities in Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Sep. 11, 2020—Derek Griffith, professor of medicine, health and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health, takes an intersectional approach to researching the impacts of COVID-19, advocating for a more nuanced understanding of identity’s role in determining risk to enhance policy reforms toward greater health equity.
Sep. 9, 2020—Vaughan Jones, one of the world’s foremost mathematicians and a celebrated professor in the College of Arts and Science, has died.
Sep. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University historian Thomas Schwartz has written a biography of famed diplomat Henry Kissinger that offers lessons for today’s political leaders.
Sep. 2, 2020—Benjamin Walter, an emeritus political scientist whose teaching and research interests included American government, environmental policy and suburban politics, has died.
Aug. 28, 2020—According to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Jennifer Trueblood, the development of an effective vaccine is only the first part of a solution to developing herd immunity against COVID-19.
Aug. 26, 2020—Robert Edward Lee “Bob” Gotcher, BA’46, MD’49, of Hillsborough, California, died peacefully at home on Aug. 19 surrounded by family.
Aug. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science has launched the Grand Challenge Initiative to invest in collaborative research projects with the potential of making a significant impact on some of society’s most pressing questions.
Aug. 24, 2020—The Nashville Math Club, hosted by Vanderbilt math professors for middle- and high-school students who want to learn concepts in creative and fun ways, meets online starting Sept. 8.
Aug. 24, 2020—Manuel Ascano, assistant professor of biochemistry and pathology, microbiology and immunology, discusses the challenges scientists face when researching which virus may cause the next pandemic.