Arts and Science
Apr. 8, 2021—Tony K. Stewart has been awarded the Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy Book Prize by the Association for Asian Studies for his recent monograph, "Witness to Marvels: Sufism and Literary Imagination."
Research Snapshot: Media consumption and political attentiveness data shed new light on political polarization in U.S.
Apr. 8, 2021—Research Snapshot: Eunji Kim finds that politics have become more like sports than ever before: It is easier to watch partisan news when your political party is winning. Est. reading time: 75 seconds.
Research Snapshot: New microscopy technique of electron distributions and theory unveils a feature that can shape applications of a class of quantum materials
Apr. 7, 2021—Theory and experimental data on an electride, a member of a class of exotic materials, unveil new secrets that may impact technology developments. Est. reading time: 2 mins.
Apr. 2, 2021—At Vanderbilt, Anighya Crocker found the freedom to pursue all of his passions, double-majoring in voice performance and law, history and society. Next, he is looking toward law school and politics—and maybe a run for governor of Tennessee.
Apr. 1, 2021—Manuel Zapata Olivella, an Afro-Colombian novelist who became known throughout Latin America as the dean of Black Hispanic writers, will be celebrated during an international conference April 8–10 hosted virtually by Vanderbilt.
Research Snapshot: Vanderbilt psychology research shows people more willing to take COVID-19 vaccine to benefit society
Apr. 1, 2021—Research Snapshot: Behavioral science identifies best way to convince people to get vaccinated. Est reading time: 1.5 minutes
Vanderbilt research shows how polar bears maintained highly specialized diets during periods of Arctic warming—until now
Apr. 1, 2021—Dental analysis from Larisa DeSantis shows that polar bears may not be able to compete for food sources as their environment melts away.
The Aspen Institute hosts conversation with Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy co-chairs Ali, Haslam and Meacham
Mar. 31, 2021—The Aspen Institute’s Socrates Program will host a virtual conversation, “Is National Unity Possible?” on Thursday, April 1, at 1 p.m. CT featuring the co-chairs of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy: former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Vanderbilt faculty members Samar Ali and Jon Meacham.
Mar. 30, 2021—Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2022 "U.S. News & World Report" Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today.
Class of 2021: Twins combine passions for literature, science in emerging area of narrative medicine
Mar. 26, 2021—Identical twins Jade and Jazmyn Ayers have immersed themselves in literature and personal narratives for years, leading to majors in English as well as a creative way to pair storytelling with another of their passions: medicine.
Mar. 24, 2021—Vanderbilt University and AmericasBarometer, a public opinion survey on democracy and governance run by the Latin American Public Opinion Project, were cited in the recent Ecuadorian presidential debate.
Award-winning paleontologist to discuss how the past can help us conserve our future in virtual event March 24
Mar. 22, 2021—The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative is hosting a free presentation by prominent paleoconservationist Michael Archer, who will discuss how understanding ancient life can help conservationists save endangered species today. The virtual event will be Wednesday, March 24, at 3:10 p.m. CT.