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Gaps in required curricula may explain differences in climate change views among college graduates

Dec. 7, 2017—The average American college student has a 17 percent chance of learning about climate change before graduation through required core courses.

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Paris Climate Agreement subject of public lecture, roundtable at Vanderbilt Wednesday, Jan. 13

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.

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Vanderbilt offers new environmental sociology major

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.

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Family tradition helps expand environmental and 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.

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Event honors new holders of endowed chairs at VU

Jan. 29, 2015—Six Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored for their academic achievements during a celebration Jan. 28 at the Student Life Center.

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NSF grants for Sociology, Earth and Environmental Sciences

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.

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Vanderbilt researchers, students part of inaugural SEC symposium on renewable energy

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.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jan. 22, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni 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...

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David Hess: “Building the Local Living Economy”

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...

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New Faculty 2011-12

Oct. 3, 2011—A complete list of new faculty for the 2011-12 academic year Blair School of Music Philip Dikeman, associate professor of flute B.M., Oberlin College, 1985 M.M., Yale University, 1987 Before joining the Blair School of Music faculty, Dikeman was the assistant principal flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for nearly 20 years as well as...

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