Arts and Science
May. 12, 2021—Nine outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2021 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
May. 11, 2021—Afro-Cuban American artist Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and the Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice, a trans-institutional partnership that she founded at Vanderbilt University, have received prestigious awards this spring.
May. 10, 2021—Senior Emily Kopec is the 2021 recipient of the $25,000 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, the Department of Art’s top student prize, and senior Cayla B. Mims is the recipient of the $10,000 Merit Award.
May. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt astronomers lead group that created the roadmap for studying supermassive black holes after detecting the low-frequency gravitational waves they create. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Soldier-Inspired Innovation Incubator team advances to finals for xTechBOLT prize, will compete for $500,000
May. 7, 2021—A transdisciplinary team from Vanderbilt, Soterix Medical and the U.S. Army has advanced to the finals of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command’s xTechBOLT competition, where they will compete in November with four other teams for the $500,000 first-place prize.
May. 5, 2021—Daniel Genkins, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of History, worked with the Data Science Institute to build a machine learning pipeline to process digitized ecclesiastical records that touch on the lives of people of African descent, both free and enslaved, in the early modern Atlantic.
May. 4, 2021—Bonnie J. Dow, dean of academic affairs for the College of Arts and Science and professor of communication studies, is among 10 Nashville leaders selected for a Harvard Business School leadership program focused on communities’ shared growth and prosperity.
Postdoctoral research fellow wins early-career award from International Association of Sedimentologists
May. 3, 2021—Elizabeth Chamberlain, a U.S. National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow in earth and environmental sciences, has been awarded the 2021 Dr. Richard Faas Research Prize by the International Association of Sedimentologists.
Apr. 30, 2021—Student-athlete Myra Konte was drafted in January by the North Carolina Courage—her dream team—but will delay her professional soccer career temporarily to continue her education at Vanderbilt.
On Unity: Beasley presents history of the president’s address to a joint session of Congress (VIDEO)
Apr. 28, 2021—Presidential rhetoric expert Vanessa Beasley presents the history of the U.S. president's annual address to Congress—and what to expect in tonight's address.
Apr. 28, 2021—Emily J. Lordi and Caroline Randall Williams will build on Vanderbilt’s national and international recognition while amplifying the reach and impact of their research as Global Voices Fellows for the fall 2021 semester.
Apr. 28, 2021—An emerging trend has developed in the arts and humanities community at Vanderbilt, thanks to the leadership of faculty researchers, scholars and artists and the support of grants managers and the Research Development and Support team within the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.