Jun. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt environmental researchers developed an index of city water policies and gathered data on the climate, water sources, population, economy and political leanings.
Dec. 7, 2017—The average American college student has a 17 percent chance of learning about climate change before graduation through required core courses.
Jan. 8, 2016—The Paris Climate Agreement is the subject of a lecture by a Columbia University law professor and a roundtable discussion to be introduced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. Both events will be held at Vanderbilt Law School Jan. 13.
Nov. 23, 2015—The environmental sociology major is the first environmental and sustainability studies major outside of the sciences at Vanderbilt and one of the first such majors in the country.
Mar. 23, 2015—In 2014, Lester “Ruff” Fant, BA’63, and his wife, Susan, made a significant commitment to the College of Arts and Science to establish, among other things, an endowed Lester G. “Ruff” Fant III Dean’s Fund and the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies.
Jan. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt professor David Hess received the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies only this week, but the chair’s story dates to 1899.
Oct. 1, 2014—The NSF has awarded a pair of grants to Vanderbilt researchers for the study of local water conservation policies across the nation and the role of litigation in social activism, respectively.
Feb. 13, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors were among the energy experts at the inaugural SEC Symposium, and Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Club represented the university in the SEC showcase.
Jan. 22, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.
Sep. 12, 2012—Robert Barsky, professor of French and Italian and professor of English, will deliver “The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual: From the Buildup Toward World War II to the Occupy Movement,” the 10th Annual Elizabeth Killam Rodgers and Constance Killam Distinguished Public Lecture, as part of the fall orientation program for Killam Fellows and American...
Oct. 20, 2011—Watch video from the October 5 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. David Hess, professor of sociology, spoke on “Building the Local Living Economy.” Two of the great problems facing our 21st-century world are the economic and environmental crises. Increasingly we see that proposed solutions link economic development with the greening of the economy. Hess...